Computers

Location
Spokane, WA
Undergrads
4,805
Tuition
$33,712
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Sophomore

Computers: The amount of computers available is fine, but the wifi in my dorm is very slow, making it hard to research for homework, etc.

3 College Junior

Computers: They are really old and limited in number.

College Student

Computers: I have a laptop, and own printer along with an Ethernet cord. I don't use the computer labs.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: Can always get wifi on campus. No problem accessing computer labs.

4 College Freshman

Computers: Pretty much the whole campus has wi-fi available and it's pretty fast I must say, it's not sluggish and terrible. Then we have the broadband internet which are super fast, kinda give you easy time doing things that require as less as possible amount of lags. So yeah.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 124th
    Best Computer Availability
  • 293rd
    Best Wireless Availability
  • 959th
    Best Network Reliability
  • 1060th
    Fastest Internet

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Iain Bernhoft
Hometown
Seattle, Wash.
Major
English/Philosophy
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In comparison to big state schools and high-powered private universities, Gonzaga's computer network may seem rather primitive. However, it is making slow but sure steps toward acceptability. The computers have gotten updated, but there are still some old dinosaurs around campus that, despite being ancient, get the job done. Both Macs and PCs are represented, too.

Most students have laptops, as desktops are rarely used. If students need access to a University computer, usually the labs aren't too crowded, except for during stressful times like midterms and finals. On the plus side, some of the computer labs are open 24 hours, which is especially beneficial to students who have busy schedules. In terms of the network signal, it's hit or miss. Sometimes it can be very slow and frustrating, while other times it can be strong. Wi-Fi is another area with which students are often frustrated.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
Yes
Throughout campus
24-Hour Labs?
Yes
Communication arts labs, engineering-only labs
Charged to Print?
Yes
Printing is 5 cents per page (black and white).
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
Specific areas of study provide specific software programs at discounted rates.
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Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 57 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 62 responses

  • 0% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
  • 71% 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.
  • 3% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
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