Computers

Location
Waltham, MA
Undergrads
3,563
Tuition
$44,294
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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2 College Senior

Computers: There simply aren't enough computers! Plus, the printer in the SCC doesn't receive regular maintenance. Tech support here is fabulous, though. But seriously -- there just aren't enough computers. Bring your own... or you're kind of up a creek.

4 College Senior

Computers: Who doesn't bring a laptop to college? The wi-fi is pretty great, and the computers available around campus are in pretty great shape.

3 College Freshman

Computers: The Internet connection is usually pretty strong; however, there have been problems. There are many computers available in the library for any student to use free of charge.

4 College Senior

Computers: There are a lot of places someone can work on a computer on campus. Having a lap top is helpful and if you can't afford it, you can check one out at the library or even ask your financial aid counselor for help. The tech support is good (a little pricey when you need parts or a diagnostic that is more complicated than just taking it to the front desk) and the network is great.

3 College Freshman

Computers: Lab technology is amazing, wifi is fast when it works, quite a few computers around cmapus. prinitng is expensive, bring your own printer

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 66th
    Best Wireless Availability
  • 514th
    Fastest Internet
  • 690th
    Best Network Reliability
  • 1005th
    Best Computer Availability

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Shannon Ingram
Hometown
Floral Park, NY
Major
Sociology/Hispanic Studies minor
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The Brandeis network is awesome. The Brandeis administration has taken no stance on file sharing and has actually made file sharing access easier within the Brandeis network. However, Brandeis has been contacted by the government for its students' excessive illegal dowloading.

The Library and Technology Services (LTS) system is excellent when you need computer or research help. When you first come to Brandeis, LTS will help you set up your computer and your phone, and will even install Norton AntiVirus. Almost everyone has a personal computer here, but while it is very helpful to have your own computer, it is not essential. There are many computers, both Macs and PCs, available at the libraries and in the Shapiro Campus Center. Between classes, people love to stop and check their e-mail, so the computer labs can fill up very quickly then. If you have a laptop and don't want to work in your room, most of the campus is wireless, and authorizing your computer is very easy.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
Yes
Most of campus
24-Hour Labs?
Yes
Shapiro Campus Center; Goldfarb Library during finals
Charged to Print?
Yes
10 cents per page
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Photoshop, AutoCAD, Corel Painter, FileMaker, Inspiration, Microsoft Office, MindManager
Did You Know?
Brandeis gives students free Web space for personal homepages. They can be accessed through UNet.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 55 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 67 responses

  • 0% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
  • 75% Extremely important, especially when the labs are crowded during semester crunch times.
  • 24% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 1% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
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