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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: We don't have a ton of transportation provided by the school, but you don't really need it that much. There is a bus that costs about 40 cents to ride as a student that you can take to get to Walmart or the movie theater or whatnot. There's also a couple of taxi services that are pretty cheap that you can take to get around town. The school is really close to the main part of town though so it's really not a bad walk, depending on where you're trying to go.

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3 College Senior

Transportation: The school provides shuttles to and from local airports at the start and end of each term. There is also the Amtrak station within walking distance and multiple trains a day go to Chicago. There are also taxis and a public bus system if students need to get somewhere in Galesburg.

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: There are buses that run regularly and there is also a shuttle to take you anywhere at an extremely low cost like $2 per person

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3 College Junior

Transportation: Public transportation is really good when they are running, however, if you a bus at night, you won't get on. You will be able to call a cab, which is pretty much affordable.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: There are buses that run in Galesburg. The price is around 30 cents(60, forward and back). While some cities might boast a system like clockwork, ours is a bit more sporadic. So, sometimes it might be a little early, or a little late.
However, you really only need them if you're trying to get to Wal-Mart or Target. There's a quickmart gas station like 5minutes away from campus, and a mini strip mall, dollar general and street filled with shops within a 10minute walk of campus.
Most people have a bike, or walk to get where they need. It's up to your needs. B- for typical car and bus. But A+ if you don't mind walking and bike rides.


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How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 37 responses

  • 11% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 32% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 11% 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.
  • 46% Nonexistent.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 37 responses

  • 19% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 14% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 43% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 22% 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 10 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 10 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 37 responses

  • 24% Very easy.
  • 68% Fairly easy.
  • 8% Fairly difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.
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