Computers

Location
Granville, OH
Undergrads
2,308
Tuition
$42,280
Admission Difficulty
Average
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5 College Student

Computers: You don't really need a laptop. For my first semester I did not have a laptop, I always went to the library and labs. It actually keeps you more focused when you have to use computers under a certain time. Even when the library is closed there are other buildings that are still open, and labs near housing buildings that you can use.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: The printing balance is high in my opinion. I have never spent more than a few dollars off of the $30 budget. There is a nice array of computers in different buildings. Rarely have I not been able to access one - maybe just during class registration and exam times. The school offers Macs and Windows computers for whatever suits your fancy.

4 College Freshman

Computers: There are a lot of computer labs and they're never full. You can always get a computer if you need one. Printing is great, unless the printers are out of paper, but there are always other printers. I don't think there's any way that you'd use up all of your printing money. The network is finicky. It's usually decent, but it will go out periodically and can be slow at times. It is more convenient to have your own computer, though.

4 College Freshman

Computers: Barely any cases of network problems. Classes where computers are required, you will be provided one.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: There are many computers on campus you can use if your laptop is broken or if you don't have a laptop. For me, it's more convenient to have a laptop and just use Denison's computers for printing. I rarely experience problems with the computers. My roommate has a printer that I use but it's not really necessary to have one. the network is usually pretty reliable and speedy, but there are some spots on campus that don't get wifi.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 18th
    Best Computer Availability
  • 1316th
    Best Wireless Availability
  • 1394th
    Fastest Internet
  • 1408th
    Best Network Reliability

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Eleni Karahalios
Hometown
Chicago, Illinois
Major
Economics, English Writing and Psychology
Grad Year
2014
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While Denison claims that it's a fully wireless campus, one of the biggest problems on campus involves the Wi-Fi or lack thereof. Usually the Wi-Fi is pretty good, but sometimes students encounter problems and cannot even log on to the Internet. When there are a lot of people in the library or the dorms, the Wi-Fi does not work. The Wi-Fi also does not work on certain locations on campus, especially down the hill, which can be rather inconvenient if you live down there. It is extremely aggravating for students to have problems with the Internet, especially since every student has a laptop. Denison encourages each student to have their own laptop, but if you choose not to get one, there are plenty of computer labs available on campus. Some of the computer labs are open 24 hours, which is extremely convenient if you are pulling an all-nighter. Apart from the Wi-Fi problem, Denison students also sometimes complain about the printing. Denison makes you pay every time you print, but they provide you with a printing allowance. While most students do not go over their printing allowance of 1,200 pages per academic year, it's very possible to do so. Upperclassmen in research courses or courses that require a lot of reading tend to go over the allowance and then are forced to pay for the printing out of their own pocket. Other than that, Denison makes it very easy for you to print. Not only can you utilize the computer labs that are located on every quad, but you can also print to a lab from your own laptop. Some professors utilize Blackboard, an online assignment tool, to post quizzes, problem sets, and assigned readings, but it is entirely a personal decision on their part. Many professors do use electronic reserves, and having your own computer makes it easy to access these. The library has even gone online to make searching for books easier—you can find any book in the library listed online.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
Yes
All buildings on campus have wireless access.
24-Hour Labs?
Yes
Curtis, Fellows, and Huffman labs
Charged to Print?
No
Denison gives you a printing allowance of 1,200 pages, but if you go over, you have to pay.
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
Apple provides a discount for laptops for all college students.
Did You Know?
Students can access their personal information any time they like. Denison provides a service known as myDenison for its students. Through the portal, students can view library resources, class schedules, and even dining hall menus.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 41 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 41 responses

  • 0% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
  • 41% Extremely important, especially when the labs are crowded during semester crunch times.
  • 44% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 15% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
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