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1 College Junior

Transportation: A car is necessary unless you stay on campus all the time.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The campus shuttle brings students to the stores around campus so they can get what they need, and has a few pick up spots on campus for students.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Somewhat limited, only one bus

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The transportation is well managed and gets me to Walmart when I need to. The shuttle also helps to get around campus.

2 College Freshman

Transportation: We are in the middle of the woods with a shuttle bus to very few places. BRING A CAR OR FIND A FRIEND THAT HAS ONE!


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Public transportation is very accessible on campus, as three shuttles run throughout the campus. They even take students to in-town destinations, such as Market Basket, Wal-Mart, and Fogg's. In addition, students can contact Campus Safety at any time if they feel unsafe, and the campus safety officers will transport them throughout the campus.

The in-town shuttle trips only occur once a day, so students encourage freshmen to get a copy of the shuttle schedule and plan their trips to various locations accordingly. The shuttle does not run during inclement weather, or when a snow emergency has been declared in advance by the school.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Campus shuttle
  • A car
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
A cab ride to Manchester Airport will be relatively cheap if you present a valid student ID. Logan Airport is the next nearest major airport, which is a further distance from the campus.

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Safe Ride
(603) 899-4210
Daily 24 hours

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Campus Shuttle

Stops at Market Basket, Hannaford's, and Wal-Mart, as well as residence halls and other major buildings on campus.

(603) 899-4388

Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 2 p.m.-6 p.m.

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Manchester-Boston Regional Airport

1 Airport Road, Manchester, NH

(603) 624-6539

Logan International Airport

Logan International Airport is about two hours from FPU.

1 Harborside Drive, Boston

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Greyhound Bus Lines

This bus station is about one hour from campus.

1108 Putney Road, Brattleboro, Vt.

(802) 254-6066

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak - Brattleboro

This Amtrak station is about one hour from campus.

10 Vernon St., Brattleboro, Vt.

(800) USA-RAIL

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 33 responses

  • 33% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 36% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 24% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 3% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 3% Nonexistent.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 32 responses

  • 56% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 22% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 19% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 3% 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 15 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 15 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 33 responses

  • 18% Very easy.
  • 52% Fairly easy.
  • 21% Fairly difficult.
  • 9% Very difficult.
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