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2 College Sophomore

Computers: Wifi is a huge issue at Mercer. The connection is constantly going in and out.

4 College Senior

Computers: The computers are mostly available in the library with printers. They work as intended and reliably. The computer science department has extremely good systems for their students, and certain departments have Macs for theirs.

5 Recent Alumnus

Computers: Mercer WIFI was the best! Never had problems anywhere on campus.

4 College Freshman

Computers: Can be slow at times, but overall the campus computers are great.

College Freshman

Computers: Never used them, I have my own laptop


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 619th
    Best Wireless Availability
  • 901st
    Best Computer Availability
  • 983rd
    Fastest Internet
  • 993rd
    Best Network Reliability

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Janelle Richardson
Seattle, Wash.
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The vast majority of students at Mercer have their own laptops. However, there are plenty of computers available for student use in various computer labs around campus. The most popular of these are the computers on the second floor of the library and the Academic Resource Center computer lab, though these tend to fill up quickly on weekday evenings. The Internet network is adequate, but it tends to be slow at times. Though WiFi is available around campus, the system seems to struggle to support the student body, which can be frustrating. Sometimes faster connections are seen on the Mercer computers.

Printing at Mercer costs 8 cents a sheet, so a personal printer may be a good investment in the long run for anyone anticipating many papers or reports. Tech support is generally helpful and although they are very inconveniently located in a remote corner of campus by Auxiliary Services, they are always an easy phone call away.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
24-Hour Labs?
The Computer Science Department has two 24-hour labs, but they're only for IST students.
Charged to Print?
8 cents a sheet
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
Students can download free software, such as antivirus, spyware removal, and file viewers. Mercer students can find discounts to Apple, Dell, and Microsoft at

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 67 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 76 responses

  • 1% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
  • 70% Extremely important, especially when the labs are crowded during semester crunch times.
  • 21% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 8% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
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