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1 College Freshman

Transportation: The shuttle is only available on weekends and is always very cramped. Some students end up sitting on the floor for an hour drive and because there is only one shuttle it is always late.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: If you don't have a car or friends with cars you are pretty much screwed. Well, not really we have a campus shuttle that takes students to various locations, but the time schedule can get crazy. The shuttle is free, but it could be a little more reliable.

4 College Junior

Transportation: Shuttle Services – At Ferrum we have a shuttle but that run Thursday through Saturday. On all of those days the shuttle takes students to the local movie theater, farmer's market, and Wal-Mart. Only on Saturday does the shuttle take students to the mall in Roanoke.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: You do not really need transportation to get around campus because everything is so close, but to get off campus the school offers a bus that takes you to the town at any particular stop offered or to Roanoke. If that is not good enough for you if your have a classmate or a friend that is going that way just ask and mostly you can catch a ride with them!

4 College Freshman

Transportation: I've only rode the shuttle once but it send efficient.


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How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 20 responses

  • 20% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 55% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 0% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 10% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 15% Nonexistent.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 21 responses

  • 62% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 10% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 24% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 5% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 0% You can't have a car here.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 13 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 14 responses

Very convenient
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 14 responses

Very convenient
  • Airport
  • Passenger bus
  • Passenger train
  • Ride sharing

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 20 responses

  • 20% Very easy.
  • 55% Fairly easy.
  • 15% Fairly difficult.
  • 10% Very difficult.
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