Computers

Location
Indianapolis, IN
Undergrads
16,127
Tuition (in-state)
$29,062 ($8,605)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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3 College Student

Computers: The wifi in most areas of the campus are very poor.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: Wifi sucks. Buy a mac, they tend to pick up the Wifi better than the others. But computer labs are available and the technology help center is actually pretty good.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: There is a wide availability of computers all around campus. Internet connection and printing never seem to be a hassle.

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4 College Freshman

Computers: There are macs. Windows. And touch screen. So there something for everyone.

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3 College Sophomore

Computers: There are computer labs on campus, but a lot of the time they are full. The wifi hardly works, and when it does it goes in and out. I have a hard time getting my laptop connected, which makes it difficult when I have work due.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 97th
    Fastest Internet
  • 174th
    Best Wireless Availability
  • 175th
    Best Network Reliability
  • 314th
    Best Computer Availability

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Kourtney Forrester
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IUPUI’s computer facilities seem to be constantly changing, in location as well as in quality. There used to be a 24-hour computer lab in the business building, which is very conveniently located near several classrooms and safe parking lots. A few years ago, the 24-hour lab was moved to a location that seems much less convenient to most of the students, but the quality of the lab is much greater, and the students are adjusting to the new location pretty well. The lab assistants are typically very helpful, and they usually take their time to help find solutions to the students’ computer and technology problems. In addition to these one-on-one resources, there are also some very useful classes offered by UITS (University Information and Technology Service) and IT (Information Technology), which are free to IUPUI students. These classes run the gamut: e-mail, word processing, Oncourse (IUPUI’s online course management software), databases, spreadsheets, Web development, and more.

IUPUI students can also call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to get help from UITS concerning any issues or questions they may have about computers and technology. Their number is (317) 274-HELP (4357). They will even walk you through the steps if you’re having system issues! This is a service that every student can take advantage of time and time again. Also, students at IUPUI have enjoyed a very accessible wireless network that is supplied to the students with their free subscription to IUPUI e-mail and technology services.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
Yes
Availabe in most buildings and outdoor areas on campus.
24-Hour Labs?
Yes
IT131 (in the Information Technology building)
Charged to Print?
Yes
Undergrads receive 650 free black-and-white pages per semester; after that, it's 4 cents per black-and-white page, $1 per color page
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
IUWare (iuware.indiana.edu) provides several resources for free software downloads as well as software available at educational-discount rates. For $5, students can also purchase an IUWare CD at the UITS Support Center in the Information Commons and at the Computer Connection in IMU M074. The CD contains a copy of IU Webmail, Internet browsers, spyware and antivirus software, and other Web utilities.
Did You Know?
IU, Purdue, and IUPUI students, faculty, and staff receive a nice discount from Dell and Apple on all of their items

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 158 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 164 responses

  • 1% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
  • 55% 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.
  • 21% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.

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