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5 College Sophomore

Transportation: We are a mile away from a Marta station. There are also bus stops right outside the gates. Freshman are allowed cars and we have cars to rent on campus (very affordable). We are also in walking distance from everything a student needs.

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5 College Freshman

Transportation: There are Marta bus stops at both sides of the college and there is a Marta train station right down the street.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Oglethorpe is located in a very convenient area of Atlanta. All of the necessities are within walking distance and finding a friend with a car is extremely easy for the longer distances.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Oglethorpe does not provide transportation because the campus is so small that it is not necessary. However, campus safety will pick you up from the Marta station if you need.

1 College Sophomore

Transportation: The school does not provide transportation. They promised commuters a shuttle and we never got it. We have to either ride the marta (which cost money), walk (which takes a while if you walk, or catch a ride. Oglethorpe does not think about there students at all.


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Getting around campus is no problem because everything is within walking distance. For things farther away, students have the option of walking the short distance to the MARTA Station, which is about a mile away. MARTA can take a student to pretty much anywhere that he or she needs to go in Atlanta. There is also a bus stop outside of Oglethorpe's gate, and taxis are easy to find.

If a student has a car, he can traverse the city quite easily. For students without a car, it's not that hard to find someone willing to share a ride. Within a circle of friends at Oglethorpe, normally one or more students will have cars, and of those, several will be willing to assist the non-drivers. Atlanta driving can be pretty intense, though, so drivers should pay careful attention to the roads, signals, and other drivers.

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Car
  • Taxi
  • Walking
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
The Airport isn't very far away from Oglethorpe, and a student can easily get there by taking MARTA. Driving there is also possible, and walking would give an excellent, though exhausting, exercise.
Local Taxi Services
Checker Cab Company-Try to call early in order to be picked up on time. Their number is (404) 351-1111. It has been recognized by several organizations and people, including the Atlanta Journal Constitution and Georgia's Secretary of State, as the best cab company in Atlanta.

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Escort Service
(404) 504-1998
Daily 24 hours

Public TransitWhat's This?


MARTA buses operate Monday-Friday 5 a.m.-1:30 a.m., Saturday-Sunday (and holidays) 5 a.m.-12:30 a.m. MARTA trains run daily 5 a.m.-1 a.m.

(404) 848-5000

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

The Atlanta airport is located about 17 miles from campus.

6000 North Terminal Pkwy

(770) 436-6473

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?

Greyhound - Atlanta

This Greyhound station is located about 10 miles southwest of campus.

232 Forsyth St. SW

(404) 584-1728

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?

Amtrak - Atlanta

The Amtrak station is located about 6 miles southwest of campus.

1688 Peachtree St. NW

(404) 881-3067

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 35 responses

  • 17% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.
  • 0% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 9% 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.
  • 71% Nonexistent.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 36 responses

  • 11% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.
  • 11% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 64% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 14% 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 13 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 16 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 13 responses

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

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 35 responses

  • 31% Very easy.
  • 57% Fairly easy.
  • 11% Fairly difficult.
  • 0% Very difficult.
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