Computers

Location
La Mirada, CA
Undergrads
4,158
Tuition
$28,852
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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5 College Freshman

Computers: The wireless internet is awesome, and it is very rare for it to be slow.

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3 College Freshman

Computers: I'm really challenged when it comes to electronics so no matter what, I always need help and everything seems difficult. But there is always someone willing to help

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4 College Junior

Computers: It's always hard to give a perfect rating, but I'd say this is pretty close. While they don't provide you free laptops here, they do offer a great deal of support if you have any sort of technical troubles, and all of that support is pretty much free. On campus wifi is good no matter where you are, but ethernet is almost always better. Each dorm room has at least four ethernet outputs, so that's convenient for moving desks if you've got a desktop.

If you don't have a computer, there are computer labs in the library, both Mac and PC's. Library printing is fairly simple and easy to use, but can get pricey if you use it too often. It's about 10c per b/w page, and 30c per color.

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5 College Sophomore

Computers: Biola's internet speed is by far the best compared to the other universities I've been to. There are numerous computers in the library (each floor). A desk with librarians are there to help out with any issues. I have never had any complications regarding printing and internet around Biola!

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3 College Student

Computers: The only thing that I really have to complain about is that that the wireless connection is not that great. sometimes you have full bars and other times you have one bar in the same location.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 29th
    Best Wireless Availability
  • 64th
    Best Computer Availability
  • 195th
    Fastest Internet
  • 242nd
    Best Network Reliability

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Zachary Mendelson
Hometown
Rancho Santa Margarita
Major
Biological Sciences
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Students at Biola will notice that, for the most part, the campus is really tech-savvy. The operating system of preference on Biola's campus is Apple. Anyone who visits will notice that nearly everyone outside with their computer is a Mac user. This doesn't mean that PCs aren't accepted, though! The computer store on campus specializes in Apple computers and products, but they also sell other computer software and hardware that would be compatible with PCs. The computer store does not, however, sell PCs, rather it offers special deals on Apple products, such as the Apple iPad and the MacBook Air.

Every now and then, the Internet Wi-Fi will peter out, but it works rather well compared to most public networks, and the IT crew on campus is always quick to get it back up and running, and despite the five- to 10-minute wait on average for help, they're usually able to diagnose the problem. In addition to that, the Internet is generally very quick, although those who find themselves making hefty downloads will discover that their Internet will slow down considerably when trying to complete the download.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
Yes
Campus-wide
24-Hour Labs?
Yes
Library
Charged to Print?
Yes
DigiNet is the print and copy system in the library. The cost is 10 cents for black and white pages, 40 cents for color pages.
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
Some items will occasionally have discounts for students, but for the most part, things are priced as they are off campus. However, through the Biola Computer Store, students, employees, and alumni are able to buy hardware and software at greatly reduced educational parking.
Did You Know?
Biola's Computer Store sells Apple's latest products.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 94 responses

Very weak
Excellent
  • Availability of computer labs
  • Campus tech support
  • Free/discounted software
  • Number of computer labs
  • Printing cost/quota limits
  • Reliability of network
  • Speed of network
  • Technology in classrooms and labs
  • Wireless availability

How necessary is it to bring your own computer?    Based on 99 responses

  • 0% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
  • 68% Extremely important, especially when the labs are crowded during semester crunch times.
  • 25% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 7% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.

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