Computers

Location
Atlanta, GA
Undergrads
13,272
Tuition (in-state)
$29,402 ($10,098)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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5 College Sophomore

Computers: The Georgia Institute of Technology was once rumored to have internet speeds that are the fastest in the world, second only to the Pentagon. That rumor is quickly shattered once you begin to use the internet for more than a week. However, if you leave Tech, you can quickly see the difference in speed. So is it entirely reliable? Mostly. Is it the fastest internet you'll ever use? Probably.

5 College Sophomore

Computers: I attend a Engineering school and technology is always available.

4 College Freshman

Computers: Computers are above average, come with the software that a student needs, and there are usually enough for everyone. Tech support could stand to improve.

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3 College Freshman

Computers: The nice thing about going to a technology school is that the wifi is normally very reliable. It would help to have more printers around campus rather then just the CULC. It would definitely be more convenient to bring your own printer and it is necessary to bring your own laptop.

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4 College Sophomore

Computers: I don't use the computers on campus too much, but they are nice for special projects, and are loaded up with tons of cool applications I wouldn't buy myself. If I need to ever use photoshop or indesign or something like that, its on the school computers so thats nice. Its easy to find a printer near wherever you are so thats also convenient.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 3rd
    Fastest Internet
  • 4th
    Best Wireless Availability
  • 7th
    Best Network Reliability
  • 177th
    Best Computer Availability

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Mahssa Mostajabi
Hometown
Alpharetta, GA
Major
Science, Technology, and Culture
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One of the most prominent and well-known advantages of student life at Georgia Tech is access to the campus computer network. Georgia Tech prides itself on having a dependable and efficient network. Needless to say, the network surpasses even those standards. The large amount of bandwidth that is allowed over the network makes the sharing of files and applications easy, which makes studying so much easier. The network is so incredibly easy to use that it makes research feasible and increases the quality of work.

Recently, Georgia Tech changed its policy computer policy, so now all students are required to have laptops. All dorm rooms have Ethernet connections, but most students don’t use them because Georgia Tech’s wireless is dependable and easy to use. In addition, the school provides three general-use computer clusters on campus, which are full during peak hours but are usually less crowded at night. Printing and copying services are also available at the campus library’s computer cluster, located near the middle of campus. Individual departments also furnish their own computer labs, which are usually only available to students in those departments.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
Yes
All residential and academic buildings
24-Hour Labs?
Yes
Library Computer Clusters and Student Center Computer Cluster
Charged to Print?
Yes
55 free pages, then a fee is assessed. Free printing is always available through Central Printing, but students have to wait for delivery of their documents.
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
Discount software is available through the Office of Information Technology at software.oit.gatech.edu.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 93 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 98 responses

  • 0% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
  • 94% Extremely important, especially when the labs are crowded during semester crunch times.
  • 4% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 2% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.

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