Computers

Location
Saint Louis, MO
Undergrads
8,806
Tuition
$36,090
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 Recent Alumnus

Computers: As far as campus networks go, SLU has a good one.

Does anyone not get a personal laptop now?

Bring your own printer if you can - much easier than going to the library.

3 College Junior

Computers: The hard wired computers in the labs are slower than the wi-fi speed. They are old dells, but they get the job done.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: The computer around campus all work and are up to speed. The problem that we all have is the internet connectivity and the speed of the internet. the wireless guest works a lot faster then the student wireless. Also the wireless does not always cooperate.

3 College Freshman

Computers: The internet speed is okay, it can be really slow at times. Having your own laptop is necessary, but all the labs are nice

4 College Freshman

Computers: There are computers in the library for students to use.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 313rd
    Best Wireless Availability
  • 852nd
    Best Computer Availability
  • 925th
    Fastest Internet
  • 1182nd
    Best Network Reliability

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Katie Kuemmel
Hometown
Waukesha, WI
Major
Occupational Therapy
Grad Year
2012
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Students are generally satisfied with the technological services available on campus. There are a variety of PC and Mac computer labs available for student use, and the printing service is easy to use. Printing is paid for with Billiken Bucks, which is essentially money loaded onto your student ID. The entire campus is wireless, which students find convenient, but there are mixed reviews on Internet speed. If you live on campus, the network in the residence halls tends to slow down at night when everyone is on. All the classroom buildings and libraries have a consistently fast speed. There are also mixed reviews on the Information Technology Services Department, as their assistance varies depending on the problem. If you're having trouble with the SLU network, they can usually help. If you're having a computer problem, they will probably refer you to an outside service.

Most students have their own laptops for the convenience of taking work wherever they need and using the Internet for personal communication. Students like to use laptops in class to take notes because of the online class portal, SLU Global. Each class you're enrolled in has an SLU Global page where professors can post their lectures, assignments, syllabi, and outside resources. SLU also uses Gmail for email service, which is incredibly user friendly and also allows students to use Google documents for group projects. Another great resource is the Instructional Media Center, where students can rent audio and visual equipment and use the computer editing lab for class projects.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
Yes
Campus-wide
24-Hour Labs?
Yes
Pius XII Memorial Library
Charged to Print?
Yes
10 cents per page (must use Billiken Bucks on Student ID to pay for printing)
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
Discounted hardware and software are available to SLU students through CDWG at www.cdwg.com/slutechstore.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 96 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 91 responses

  • 0% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
  • 74% Extremely important, especially when the labs are crowded during semester crunch times.
  • 23% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 3% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
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