Computers

Location
Claremont, CA
Undergrads
1,260
Tuition
$44,085
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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5 College Sophomore

Computers: The tech department gives free printing (even in color). There are student tech assistants in every dorm.

4 College Freshman

Computers: They don't always work perfectly, but they're always available and tech help is always, always available and offered. Printing is fantastic because there's no quota or limit on printing documents.

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5 College Freshman

Computers: There are five computer labs on campus. This means that there is always enough computers for students to use. There is also UNLIMITED, FREE printing! The computers are up-to-date, and have two monitors, which makes it easier to work.

5 College Senior

Computers: MATHEMATICA FOR FREE – Lots of computers, not so many round about midterms/finals. Wireless EVERYWHERE. You can get Mathematica for free on your computer if you ask the IT dept.

4 College Junior

Computers: With computer labs always available (even with online updates about which computers are open), logging on to CMC's network is the easiest! With free printing for all students, getting your papers printed out ontime before class is never a problem. The IT people are so useful and each dorm has a RTA to solve any tech issues you have.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 6th
    Best Computer Availability
  • 135th
    Fastest Internet
  • 174th
    Best Network Reliability
  • 337th
    Best Wireless Availability

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Elizabeth Friede
Hometown
Philadelphia
Major
International Relations
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If there’s one thing that Claremont McKenna funnels their resources into, it’s technology. Especially for a small school, CMC impresses with its vast supply of technological resources. There are three computer labs on campus, two of which are open 24 hours a day. The computer labs have a variety of Macs and PCs, including some double monitors. On any given day, it’s easy to just sit down at a computer; when finals roll around, it’s hit-or-miss. CMCers also enjoy free unlimited printing, which is the main use of computer labs.

Technology is just as easy out of the lab as in it. In every dorm room, there are two Internet jacks for wired Internet, which is really fast. All five of the Claremont Colleges are also wireless, so it's possible to work outside/on another campus. Also, each dorm has an RTA (Resident Technology Assistant) to help with computer questions. They come around to everyone in their dorm and are actually really helpful. All in all, technology at CMC is fast and easy; everybody loves it!
 

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
Yes
Campus-wide
24-Hour Labs?
Yes
Poppa Lab in Adams Hall, South Park in Stark Hall, Ryal Residential Lab
Charged to Print?
No
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
Some Macintosh software is discounted at the Apple Store in the Huntley Bookstore.
Did You Know?
Technician jobs are some of the highest-paying on campus and only require a basic understanding of computers.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 26 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 38 responses

  • 0% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
  • 42% Extremely important, especially when the labs are crowded during semester crunch times.
  • 55% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 3% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
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