Computers

Location
Radford, VA
Undergrads
8,023
Tuition (in-state)
$20,160 ($8,590)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews

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3 College Sophomore

Computers: At times it goes out and then at times it goes really slow

3 College Freshman

Computers: printing on campus is expensive

1 College Sophomore

Computers: I have terrible wifi in my dorm. I'm surprised I can even make it through this survey.

3 College Freshman

Computers: wifi messes up a lot i use an Ethernet cord and i am fine

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1 College Junior

Computers: Wi-fi is always an issue. If it will let you connect then it's probably running slow.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 323rd
    Best Computer Availability
  • 434th
    Best Wireless Availability
  • 742nd
    Best Network Reliability
  • 968th
    Fastest Internet

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kerith Rae
Hometown
South Africa
Major
Business Management/Public Relations
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Every Radford student is highly encouraged to purchase a personal computer. It is useful for taking notes, completing online assignments, and maintaining communication with professors. Many students at Radford do own a personal computer, but for those who do not, the school has many options available. The labs in McConnell Library are often crowded, especially toward the end of the semester when many final projects and papers are due. However, the Walker Technology Center and the Bonnie are less crowded on a daily basis. Classes are allowed to rent out the computer labs, so it is important to be aware of the posted schedule of availability.

The IT department is in the Walker Technology Center and is often incredibly helpful in diagnosing any computer problems. The staff is competent, knowledgeable, and well versed in both PC and Apple computers. Campus requires students to download anti-virus software and the Clean Access Agent before being allowed access to the RU wireless network. Monthly maintenance is done on the network in order to upgrade the wireless system and to maintain network security.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
Yes
The entire campus is wireless.
24-Hour Labs?
Yes
Young Hall is open 24 hours starting Sunday at 10 p.m. through Friday at 10 p.m.
Charged to Print?
Yes
For back-to-back pages, 5 cents per side for black and white, 50 cents for color; for one-sided pages, 7 cents per page black and white, 52 cents for color.
Did You Know?
Each major at Radford usually has a computer lab reserved for students in that field.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 55 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 62 responses

  • 0% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
  • 79% Extremely important, especially when the labs are crowded during semester crunch times.
  • 15% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 6% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
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