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5 College Student

Computers: everything is up to date and free to use and / or check out.

4 College Student

Computers: The computers on campus are fast, and pretty fantastic all around.

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4 College Sophomore

Computers: They pretty much have all the programs software you need to do your work

3 College Junior

Computers: I'm not deeply involved in computer-related work right now, but everything I've used so far is pretty cutting edge.

4 College Junior

Computers: We have 24 hour labs that have most programs you need to use

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 200th
    Best Wireless Availability
  • 229th
    Best Network Reliability
  • 408th
    Best Computer Availability
  • 413rd
    Fastest Internet

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Natasha Guimond
Massena, NY
Advertising Design
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CCS makes it a point to provide students with the top-of-the-line computers and software. The AT and IT departments are only made up of a few dedicated people that work hard to make sure everything runs smoothly for the students. There are times when the wireless Internet goes out, but the Ethernet connections will always work, so if you're going to be on campus with a laptop, it would be smart to carry an Ethernet cable with you. They only cost a couple dollars, and it saves you from the frustration of not being able to work on your laptop.

In Fall 2010, CCS implemented a new policy that requires students to pay for printing. As much turmoil as there has been, it's been quite beneficial to the conservation of energy, ink, and paper. There is no longer mass waste of paper, and it's not a terrible thing. Each student is given an allowance of $20 a semester to help pay for their prints. This equals 400 pages of regular black and white prints. Students can also print color up to 11"x17" for up to 75 cents a page, but it's reasonable, especially when you're guaranteed so many free prints to begin with.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
24-Hour Labs?
Room C201 in the Kresge-Ford building on the Ford Campus and Room 630 at the Taubman Campus
Charged to Print?
Five cents for black and white letter size, and up to 75 cents for 11 x 17 color. Students are given a $20 allowance at the beginning of each semester.
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
The school's bookstore offers any program you will need as a student at CCS at a severely discounted rate. Something professionals will pay thousands of dollars for, you can get for $500.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 38 responses

Very weak
  • 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 53 responses

  • 2% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
  • 70% Extremely important, especially when the labs are crowded during semester crunch times.
  • 17% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 11% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
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