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Chicago, IL
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4 College Freshman

Computers: computers at my school are pretty easy to access.

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4 College Sophomore

Computers: Compute service on campus is nice there are many places you can go to use a computer. People that say otherwise mostly have poor time management and get mad at everyone else for the time crunch they are on. I do think printing rules should be changed. we need more free printing options. Add printing fees to big projects ie. every 5 pages is 10cents or something.

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4 College Freshman

Computers: The computers that are available are easy to use and there are people wiling to help with tech support.

5 College Freshman

Computers: Have not needed to use the labs, but they are available, and there is free wifi all over campus that is very reliable.

3 College Freshman

Computers: Several computer labs, with latest design software

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 102nd
    Fastest Internet
  • 139th
    Best Computer Availability
  • 205th
    Best Network Reliability
  • 298th
    Best Wireless Availability

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Whitney Fox
Hometown
Topeka, Kansas
Major
Television Writing and Producing
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Columbia has computer labs designated for homework, study, and general computer use by students, staff, and faculty. These labs are not used for classes and remain open for daily student use. These labs are called “Open Labs” and include The Technology Commons/618 South Michigan, 1104 South Wabash/first floor Mezzanine, and 33 East Congress/Room 521. To be admitted into these labs, a current and valid Columbia College ID is required.

The labs consist of both Macintosh and PC computers, laser printers and scanners. If a student has issues in the labs, lab aides are on duty to help with printing and general problems. Tutors are also available to help students with general computer use, offering assistance with installed software. The labs also have GoPrint! installed, a system in which users can select printers and pay for their printing. Open Labs now accept Campus Cards as a form of payment, and the cards can be recharged with funds online. Students can no longer use cash to pay for printing. Generally, the labs are open Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–10 p.m., with weekends hours varying.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
Yes
Wireless access is available in every Columbia building on campus and every dormitory.
24-Hour Labs?
No
Charged to Print?
Yes
$0.10 per copy

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 113 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 133 responses

  • 0% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
  • 65% Extremely important, especially when the labs are crowded during semester crunch times.
  • 23% 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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