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4 College Freshman

Computers: The speed of the wireless internet connection is incredible. It is extremely fast...

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4 College Freshman

Computers: I have my own laptop, which I enjoy using just in my dorm room, though I do not think they are necessary. There are plenty of computer clusters around campus.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 42nd
    Best Network Reliability
  • 112nd
    Best Wireless Availability
  • 212nd
    Fastest Internet
  • 398th
    Best Computer Availability

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kristen McCarthy
Hometown
Mahwah, N.J.
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One Princeton professor started his first lecture by saying, "Princeton students have the worldwide reputation of being both voracious readers and avid writers." He then proceeded to assign several thousand pages of reading for the semester in addition to three papers and a final exam. While this course is definitely the exception rather than the rule, it emphasizes the role of Princeton's workload on the average student's daily life. Many students will find themselves using computers for the whole of their classowork, printing over 700 pages to campus printers, free-of-charge, and reading many reserve readings on laptops rather than waiting in line in the library's Reserve Room.

The University provides students with access to 24-hour computer support resources, including residential computer consultants who live in the dorms and are able to help students work out computer problems, such as a virus, before they have to bring their computers to a technician. For students who opt not to bring a computer, however, all hope is not lost. There are 24-hour computer clusters all over campus. Generally, the computer labs are not crowded except around major deadlines, such as the infamous "Dean's Date," the deadline at the end of the semester for all written work. Some students will hide in the clusters during these intense periods leaving only to eat and shower. For normal assignments, the cluster computers are more than adequate. Students can even save work to a personal, password-protected network drive, which allows them to work on different computers across campus. Short of giving computers away to students, it is hard to believe that the University's computer system could get much better.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
Yes
24-Hour Labs?
Yes
There are more than 15 24-hour labs.
Charged to Print?
No
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
Adobe Acrobat, After Effects, Illustrator, InDesign, PageMaker, PhotoShop; CorelDraw Graphics Suite, Vector Effects; FileMaker Pro; Macromedia Dreamweaver MX, Fireworks MX, Flash MX, Freehand MX, ColdFusion MX Developer and Flash Player 6; Microsoft Office 10; Norton SystemWorks
Did You Know?
  • Princeton's Student Computer Initiative offers discounted desktop and laptop computers, both Windows and Mac, to students. Each student can take advantage of the prices once during his or her four years at Princeton.
  • Princeton's Department of Public Safety offers laptop registration in an effort to curb the rampant computer theft of the past few years.
  • The Office of Information Technology (OIT) offers "H-Drive" access to students so that undergraduates can access their files from any computer on the campus network.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 23 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 20 responses

  • 0% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
  • 60% Extremely important, especially when the labs are crowded during semester crunch times.
  • 40% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 0% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
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