Are scooters good for college students?

College is a cherished memory for some and for others it is a time they do not want to look back on. One thing both groups can agree on is that college flies by in a blink of an eye. If you live on campus, you wake up 5 minutes before your first period and rush to class. What if you don’t live on campus?

People who live in rooms or houses outside the campus have to travel by bus, train, tram, or some public transportation. But what if you had a scooter? I bet going to college would be more fun and convenient. Buses would pick and drop you at a designated stop and then you would have to walk to reach your actual destination. But with a scooty  – you can drive right up to your destination provided you have parking available. This is of course excluding the rich kids who drive cars to college.

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Scooters are a beneficial vehicle for college students to own, whether they live on or off-campus. Scooters give you can chance to catch up with the fast pace of college life. If you live on a huge campus with multiple blocks, a scooty cuts down the time needed to get from one place to another. This time may give you the extra few minutes you need in the morning to get ready or get a cup of coffee. You won’t arrive to class out-of-breath, tired and not to mention sweaty, during the summers. You can also arrive in style on your scooter. Once you find a scooter that is your style and is within your budget, it can be a game-changer. 

Did you forget your phone in your dorm room? no worries! you can zip right back up to your dorm and get back to class in time. Scooters can also make running errands more efficient and fun.  They are safe too since they go up to 25km/hr and a helmet is always a must. The best benefit of an electric scooter is that it is environmentally friendly and will not contribute to any kind of pollution. So it provides convenience without any harm to our mother earth. 

Which is the best scooter to buy? 

According to, the four best electric scooters for a college student in increasing order of cost are  GoTrax GXL V2, Turboant X7 Pro, Unagi Model One (Single Motor), and Apollo City. 

How are scooters good for students?

Scooters have numerous advantages for college students who have little patience and a lot of tasks to get done in a day. These can be summarized as below : 

Speed and convenience

You can cut travel time by more than half with a scooter. If you woke up late, you would have to run to reach class on time and be totally frazzled and messy. But if you own a scooter you can just drive yourself over quickly. 

If the class requires you to carry some pieces of equipment like chart papers, laptop, etc., it becomes convenient with a scooter rather than walking. 

If your scooter is lightweight and easy to carry, you can just bring it along with you on the bus or tram and ride it from and to the bus stand or train station.

Safe and environment friendly

 An electric scooter is a step forward in sustainability and living without a carbon footprint. You get speed and convenience without damage to the environment. An electric scooter is also deemed safe due to its speed limit being under 25km/hr and it can be easily driven using the brake and accelerator system. 

To further the safety, wearing a helmet is recommended at all times. The rider can assess the road and see clearly ahead. 

For people whom walking after dark feels unsafe – which can be for multiple reasons, a scooter provides an alternative to walking. Just whizz by at an average speed and reach your dorm room before someone even realizes you’re out there.

There is also no special skill needed to ride a scooter. It has no complicated mechanisms involved and anyone can ride one with just the slightest bit of practice. ALL you need is control of the brakes and a bit of balance ( not as much as a motorcycle)

Saves time 

Owning and riding scooters around your campus can save college students a lot of time. If you have chosen multiple courses that take place in different buildings, you won’t have a lot of time between classes to rush to the next one in time. Running becomes your necessity, and if you are carrying lots of things it becomes cumbersome. A scooter will allow you to cover the distances between your different classes fast and efficiently. 

If you have a lot of things to do in a day – attend classes, a part-time job, do laundry, pick up groceries – then every minute of your day is required. It becomes easier to get to your job on time and be more fresh than you would be if you had run or walked. Later you can pick up the laundry and groceries on the way back. 

Travel long distances

Scooters are a way to cover long distances in a short amount of time for college students. As illustrated in the previous point about having courses in different blocks, this point applies over there too. The reason you save time is that you can cover long distances faster on a scooter. Time and distance are proportional quantities. The longer the distance, the longer the time required. Traveling by scooter can cut down both.


To answer the question posed in the title, yes scooters are a good option for a college student. They make way for a conserving time, and energy and make life more convenient for a student. Electric scooters have the added benefit of being non-harmful to the environment when compared to petrol scooters. It makes multitasking easier and you can be more efficient in what you do since you don’t have to worry about traveling. Scooters are cheap, and require almost no training to ride, thus making them a friendly option. 

Frequently asked questions

  1. Is a scooter worth it in college?

A scooter is a better travel buddy than a car. Petrol/diesel scooters and electronic scooters give you good mileage and it makes traveling very convenient for a college student who usually has a million things going on at once.

2. Should you get an electric scooter for college?

Electric scooters are lightweight and easy to carry around campus or on public transport. They are also environment friendly and thus provide comfort with no side effects. So yes you can get an electric scooter for college.