Computers

Location
Northridge, CA
Undergrads
25,641
Tuition (in-state)
$10,984 ($6,520)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Sophomore

Computers: Everything is available to students.

Recent Alumnus

Computers: I never really used them I always had my own

3 College Sophomore

Computers: I never print at school because it can be expensive. There aren't many computers available.

3 College Freshman

Computers: When it comes to computer labs, there are no big problems. The only problem I will face is when the labs are crowed in certain hours. The printer is an important thing to have at CSUN, because most of the assignment students work on must be printed. Wireless access is a bit of a struggle, because in certain areas the wifi shows up strongly.

3 College Student

Computers: Computers at my school are very good actually, we do not have that much computers for everyone, that's why we recommend students to have their laptops at all time. Their network reliability and speed is fair enough, sometimes it may be slow. Having to print on campus can be sometimes hard because either there's a line or because theres no more paper to print out.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 41st
    Best Network Reliability
  • 66th
    Fastest Internet
  • 88th
    Best Wireless Availability
  • 313rd
    Best Computer Availability

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Julie Ritchie
Major
English/Liberal Studies
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Computers are one of CSUN's stronger suits. Labs are all over campus in each of the University's departments. Sometimes in the labs it can get crowded, but wait times are usually short. Plus, most students have their own laptops, which means they don't rely solely on the computer labs. When it comes to laptops and Internet access, students remark that the Wi-Fi is usually pretty reliable and available all across campus in different hot spots. Students also get 20 free print pages per day. 

The best word of advice is to do some research when it comes to computer labs. Many students go to the "popular" computer labs because these are the only ones that they know of, but with a little exploration, students can find best-kept-secret labs that not everyone uses and are more conducive for studying and working quietly (of course, if that's your type of study environment).

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
Yes
Available in many locations all over campus
24-Hour Labs?
No
Charged to Print?
No
Students can print 20 pages per day for free.
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
Educational discounts are available for Adobe, Apple, and Microsoft products, to name a few.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 211 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 219 responses

  • 0% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
  • 58% Extremely important, especially when the labs are crowded during semester crunch times.
  • 21% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 20% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.

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