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5 College Sophomore

Computers: Never had a problem using the schools computer labs. There is always open availability.

4 College Freshman

Computers: I would have your own computer but if you can't theres plenty of computer labs, free printing and wifi all over campus. Also, tons of student discounts on software so wait to buy it here.

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4 College Freshman

Computers: I don't need the labs much.

4 College Junior

Computers: Great availability all around campus

3 College Sophomore

Computers: the computer labs could be bigger and more updated


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 178th
    Best Network Reliability
  • 204th
    Fastest Internet
  • 227th
    Best Wireless Availability
  • 329th
    Best Computer Availability

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Kristian Gist
Cleveland, Ohio
Business Management and Hospitality Leadership
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Computers are seemingly everywhere at DePaul. There are labs of various sizes and atmospheres in every building on campus with generally enough computers for the students who need them. The labs in the library are ideal for that stressful crunch time during finals because they are almost always silent, and there are cubicles around each computer, which gives students more privacy than they would get in, say, the computer lab in the Student Center, where music is playing, the big game is on the large TVs hanging from the ceiling, and other students are milling around, chatting, and eating. There are also classrooms on both campuses with computers built into each desk.

While the University provides a sufficient number of computers in various locations on campus, it is still recommended that you bring your own laptop. This will allow you a lot more freedom in regards to when and where you want to study, and it also ensures that your work will be easily accessible later, as it is impossible to save documents onto DePaul network computers. Plus, every building on campus has wired and wireless Internet, so it’s easy to access the Internet with your laptop. DePaul's wireless network generally never fails but is sometimes down for maintenance. Like at most colleges, every DePaul student is assigned a University e-mail address, but most students change their preferred e-mail address to a personal account.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
Available in all academic buildings, dorms, libraries, the quad, and the Student Center.
24-Hour Labs?
Belden-Racine, Centennial, Clifton-Fullerton, Corcoran, McCabe, Munroe Hall, Sanctuary, Seton Hall, University Hall
Charged to Print?
8 cents
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
Students can get discounts on computer equipment from Dell and Apple and software through e-academy.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 162 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 170 responses

  • 0% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
  • 56% Extremely important, especially when the labs are crowded during semester crunch times.
  • 26% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 18% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
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