Computers

Location
Kent, OH
Undergrads
18,378
Tuition (in-state)
$17,632 ($9,672)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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4 College Freshman

Computers: The tech support and numbers of computer labs are good, but its expected to bring your own laptop. The wireless is good but sometimes its slow.

3 College Freshman

Computers: I don't really use the computers here but the wifi is awful

3 College Freshman

Computers: The Library has excellent computer labs. Labs can also be found in dorms where computers (whether it be Mac or Microsoft) are most needed. The Journalism building and the newsroom have the best resources. Printing cost are average - about 10 cents a page. While all of this is available it is still imperative to have a computer of your own if you don't want to live in the library. The network is slow but fairly reliable and can be found anywhere on campus. I recommend owning your own printer.

5 College Senior

Computers: I live in Olson Hall and we have a studio with a computer lab, printer and scanner. It comes in handy, and if you just use the computer lab you don't need your own computer. it saves you money!

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3 College Senior

Computers: The WIFI is very spotty and sometimes does not work

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 255th
    Best Computer Availability
  • 642nd
    Best Wireless Availability
  • 961st
    Best Network Reliability
  • 1016th
    Fastest Internet

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Andrew Rasner
Hometown
Sagamore Hills
Major
Architecture
Grad Year
2014
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Technology permeates most areas of campus life, so having ready access to a computer is undoubtedly necessary. Professors utilize online quizzes and homework for classes, and most branches of the University communicate with students primarily through email. Computer labs are readily available (with both Macs and PCs), and the University does a fairly good job of keeping them updated, but having your own computer is the most desirable and practical way to go.

Students' most prominent gripe with campus technology is that the University printers are not free. While the per-sheet cost is not expensive in itself (7 cents for black and white), students' complaints are based on principle more than anything else. After a recent upgrade, most of the University has access to the wireless network, though it functions better in some places than in others. Despite spotty connections in certain places, however, the expanded accessibility is appreciated by students. Though Kent State is not the most high-tech school, its computer resources and tech support are more than adequate for student needs, especially considering that most will opt to bring their own computer.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
Yes
Available in most academic buildings, residence halls, libraries, and the student center
24-Hour Labs?
Yes
Main Library (Monday through Thursday)
Charged to Print?
Yes
7 cents per page (black and white)
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
The University has contracts to receive discounts from Dell and Apple computers.
Did You Know?
Recently renovated floors in the Main Library include the additions of several great study spaces, including enclosed areas wherein multiple students can output their device screens to a large television display that allows for interactive group studying.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 172 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 199 responses

  • 0% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
  • 65% Extremely important, especially when the labs are crowded during semester crunch times.
  • 28% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 7% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.

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