Hampton, VA
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3 College Freshman

Computers: At moments it is hard to use because it may be crowded in the library.

1 College Senior

Computers: Computers in engineering building are outdated yet the journalism and business schools have new computers

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3 College Junior

Computers: The computers themselves are decent. But the wifi can be terrible in certain spots around campus.

2 College Freshman

Computers: The computers on the library and classrooms work great. The wifi however doesn't, in dorms it is very slow and its easy to get disconnected unless you're in the lobby of the dorm then it is fine.

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2 College Student

Computers: Most computers on campus are extremely slow and wi-fi moves slow. It's almost like it is old and needs to be replaced and it should never be as hard as it is today. The accessibility to campus computers are poor because the library is a long walk.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1408th
    Best Wireless Availability
  • 1409th
    Best Network Reliability
  • 1411st
    Best Computer Availability
  • 1411st
    Fastest Internet

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Tommie Collins
Chicago, IL
Graphic Design & English Expression
Grad Year
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The computers on campus are thankfully up to date with the latest software that will allow typing documents, constructing figures and graphs, and being in sync with the new technology of our day. The ATM, Academic Technology Mall, located in the very attractive and up-to-date Harvey Library, supplies students with all the materials needed for everything from completing their essays for English class to composing a portfolio for a business class. There are computers on all of the five floors of the library. The only downfall is that the library is not open 24 hours. However, there is Internet access in every dorm room, and there is a technician located on campus to aid in repairs. Students are required to pay to print, but the pricing is reasonable. Internet speed is pretty good, but there are restrictions of what can be accessed through the University to prevent viruses and system crashes. Students can access the Internet from any building on campus, including the dormitories and the student center, through a wireless or Ethernet connection. The University provides a Hampton email for each and every student.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
24-Hour Labs?
Charged to Print?
5 cents per page
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
Symantec AntiVirus, Windows
Did You Know?
  • Hampton received 150 new Dell computers in 2002 upon the opening of the new journalism building.
  • Hampton University began charging students to print in 2003 because of abuse of free printing privileges.
  • In 2004, Hampton University was recognized by Princeton Reivew/ as one of America's most connected Universities. This recognition comes after Hampton had been cited in 2000 and 2001, as one of Yahoo's Most Wired 100 Colleges and Universities. Hampton began to wire all of its residence halls, academic halls, and administrative offices in 1999 and completed the entire campus in nine months.
  • There are 235 open, wired network connections in the library.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 99 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 132 responses

  • 1% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
  • 81% Extremely important, especially when the labs are crowded during semester crunch times.
  • 13% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 5% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.


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