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3 College Student

Transportation: Having a personal car would probably be for the best.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: I don't like the transportation in here because the bus smells bad

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: i don't use public transportation so I am not sure what is available. I walk or get a ride with a friend. I know they have an airport shuttle.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Grove City is a small town, so almost everything is within walking distance. However, in the cold winter months, no one wants to walk anywhere, so cars come in handy then, if you can dig them out of the student parking lot. The college does offer a shuttle service to and from the airport for breaks for students who don't have cars. Freshman aren't allowed a car on campus, but you quickly realize that you wouldn't have time to go off campus anyway.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Average, not much public transportation.


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The 150-acre campus is easily conquered by a set of good sneakers. Grovers need approximately five minutes to walk from dorm to class. Students often walk into town for favorites like the Coffee Grove and the Guthrie. Venturing beyond Grove City Township? A bike might work, but keys become a necessity once students explore anything farther away than Wal-Mart.

Borrowing a friend's car is not uncommon, but failing to pay for gas and getting back to campus later than promised are two great ways to challenge/destroy a close friendship. Since nearly half of the student body lives in Pennsylvania, cars provide the most popular method of getting home. Carpool options travel word-of-mouth, via e-mail, or are posted on a "Ride Board" on the South end of the PLC. Aiming for the other side of the country? Students can get shuttled over to the Pittsburgh airport.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • A bike
  • A car - there are no taxi or bus service directly serving the area
  • A comfy set of walking shoes
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
  • A cab ride to the airport costs about $50.
  • Take I-79 South, exit 60B (Moon Run/Airport), Route 60 North towards Airport (follow the airport signs). Travel approximately 12 miles to Airport Exit #6.

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

Grove City College Escort

(724) 458-2111

Dusk to dawn by request

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Pittsburgh International Airport

Landside Terminal, Pittsburgh

(412) 472-3525

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?


990 Second Ave., Pittsburgh

(412) 392-6500

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?


1100 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh

(724) 471-8752

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 49 responses

  • 6% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 8% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 10% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 2% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 73% Nonexistent.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 48 responses

  • 33% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 6% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 31% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 29% 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 24 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 24 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 23 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 48 responses

  • 48% Very easy.
  • 48% Fairly easy.
  • 4% Fairly difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.
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