Computers

Location
Boston, MA
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Tuition
$40,086
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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4 College Freshman

Computers: Most buildings on campus have wifi, but some of the residence halls don't have NU-Wave (the school wifi). But you can easily get internet by plugging in your own router in your room.

3 College Freshman

Computers: I feel like there almost always issues with the printers.

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4 College Freshman

Computers: there are allot of computers available - but then again there are lots of students. Laptops (or ipad) are a necessity. wireless network is fantastic, but they are tech savvy...the library the network blocks instagram, spotify and itunes. elsewhere nothing is blocked.

4 College Freshman

Computers: You definitely want to have your own computer because the labs get very crowded in the library. However, if you do, the internet access is great, the printing is very easy, and the technology is very helpful with school work.

3 College Freshman

Computers: There are a lot of computers in the library but for useful purposes it's easier to bring your own because it can get crowded.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 123rd
    Best Network Reliability
  • 166th
    Fastest Internet
  • 495th
    Best Wireless Availability
  • 1220th
    Best Computer Availability

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jenn Sinrich
Hometown
Swampscott, MA
Major
Journalism
Grad Year
2012
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Northeastern offers state-of-the-art computers and printing all around campus. The library, in particular, has hundreds of computers and labs where students can do work. There are also computers located in the student center and other facilities around campus. Wi-Fi is available at almost any location within the vicinity of the campus grounds, so if you have your own computer, you will never have to worry about not having Internet access. Even if you live in an off-campus residence, as long as your apartment is close to campus, you will most likely be able to use Northeastern's Wi-Fi. 

The new printing system at Northeastern is very efficient. In order to save paper, students can print from their laptops or other computers at any time and choose when they go to the printer to retrieve their work. The printers will only print your work after you have scanned your student ID card at the printer of your choice. Every student gets a print quota, which offers more than enough prints; however, if you run out, you can opt to pay for additional prints, as well.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
Yes
24-Hour Labs?
Yes
InfoCommons in Snell Library
Charged to Print?
Yes
Students get 400 free pages per semester. Additional pages are 10 cents per page with a 10-page minimum purchase.
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
The Office of Software Licensing in Information Services often negotiates and communicates with vendors on behalf of academic units. IS can offer purchasing recommendations based on the number of requests for the software.
Did You Know?
The Free Print Allowance Program was initiated in 2007 and reduced InfoCommons printing by 50 percent.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 146 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 187 responses

  • 0% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
  • 71% 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.
  • 5% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
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