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4 College Freshman

Computers: Having a personal computer is a necessity. Labs are well equipped with many computers.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: Limited and out dated labs

3 College Freshman

Computers: Sometimes the connection leaves and comes back. There are other times where there are no computers left but you juat have to keep looking all around until you find one.

3 College Freshman

Computers: The network reliability can be a bit stress, especially when trying to connect a personal computer to the school's connection. It may not always work and if it does, it can be slow.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: Printing on campus is great because Dominican gives you a free credit for the printer (maybe a little over $100 if I remember correctly) at the beginning of each year. The wifi is spotty pretty often, so you never know if the internet is going to work or take forever to load.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 457th
    Best Network Reliability
  • 731st
    Best Wireless Availability
  • 747th
    Fastest Internet
  • 958th
    Best Computer Availability

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Amy Whitcomb
Palatine, Ill.
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For the most part, Dominican has good technology. However, one big setback is that IT does not help students with personally-owned computers; IT only works on machines owned by the University, which is a total bummer if your computer crashes before a big paper is due.

On the upside, there are a few computer labs on campus where students can go if they want to work on a campus computer, including the Lewis Technology Center and the Parmer Computer Lab.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
Wi-Fi is available in Parmer Hall, the library, the Technology Center, and the Grill.
24-Hour Labs?
Labs are made "24-hour labs" during finals.
Charged to Print?
Printing is free to all active Dominican students.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 31 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 33 responses

  • 0% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
  • 42% Extremely important, especially when the labs are crowded during semester crunch times.
  • 24% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 33% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
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