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5 College Sophomore

Transportation: There are many ways for people to get around on campus. Multiple CTA buses run on or just off of campus. The red and green lines are a short walk away. The red line is 24-hours, so you'll never be stranded in the city.

If you don't feel like taking public transit, you can rent Divvy bikes, which have cheap rates, or rent an iGo car or a Zipcar. Overall, excellent range of options.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: transportation is great, you get the upass and are allowed to us CTA for free. The green line is across the street from main buildings and dorms. Buses run all the time. student parking is expensive but your car would be safe and secure.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: With the CTA U-Pass it is relatively easy to get around using the Chicago public transportation system. The campus itself is quite small so easiest transportation is foot. However if you are worried late at night, public safety can come and drop you off in your dorm.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: The CTA U-pass is the best thing ever. If you need to go anywhere the U-pass can get you there through either the greenline (which runs right through campus) or the red line or the buses. Every student receives one at the start of each semester and the price is included in the fees.

3 College Junior

Transportation: Public transportation is pretty good around IIT. It is 2 blocks away from the Red Line CTA, and Metra Rock Island Train. It is also directly underneath a Green Line CTA Stop. CTA buses also run through State St, 35th, and LaSalle St.

The only thing that is bad about transportation is that parking for commuters is sparse and very expensive.


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How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 38 responses

  • 53% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 18% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 8% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 0% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 21% Nonexistent.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 39 responses

  • 0% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 8% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 51% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 38% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 3% You can't have a car here.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 17 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 18 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 18 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 41 responses

  • 61% Very easy.
  • 34% Fairly easy.
  • 5% Fairly difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.


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