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3 College Freshman

Transportation: Because the school is in the middle of no where you would need a car to get to any source of other transportation. Most kids drive home or get a ride from another student.

1 College Junior

Transportation: Almost no transportation. They recently came out with a shuttle that runs twice a week, but only goes to shopping areas. Unfortunately not many people use it anyways because most have cars so I don't think it will change much. They also don't run past 10, and there is only one so if it gets too crowded you have to wait 20-50 minutes depending on where you are. I've never seen it get too crowded though but it is possible I think it only sits around 10.

1 College Freshman

Transportation: sucks. the school is too small to have transportation

2 College Sophomore

Transportation: Be Open Minded – Nichols College is located on more than 200 acres of rolling hills in Dudley, Mass., a small Central Massachusetts community just 20 minutes south of Worcester. We are within an hour's drive of Boston, Springfield, Hartford, and Providence. The greater Worcester area, home to 13 colleges and universities, is a vibrant and creative region in the midst of an exciting revitalization. And the country is taking notice: historic Worcester has been named among the top 10 best small cities to live in by Forbes magazine. Whether it's catching a hot concert at the DCU Center, sampling restaurants on Shrewsbury Street, exploring the region's many cultural offerings.Majority of the people can find rides, carpooling is not uncommon.

1 College Freshman

Transportation: Getting Around???Not – there is no transportation to get around. if you don't have a car you are stuck. they need to work on having some sort of bus/shuttle to get you to a transportation station. Even if they have set hours.


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How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 16 responses

  • 6% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 12% 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.
  • 19% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 62% Nonexistent.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 16 responses

  • 69% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 12% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 6% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 12% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 0% You can't have a car here.

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 5 responses

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

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 6 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 7 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 15 responses

  • 20% Very easy.
  • 67% Fairly easy.
  • 7% Fairly difficult.
  • 7% Very difficult.
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