Huntsville, TX
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3 College Sophomore

Computers: I have my own laptop, so I do not have to go around looking for a computer, but they are available.

4 Recent Alumnus

Computers: Printing is free at SHSU, the network is fast and the computer labs do get full during peak hours of the day. I do have my own laptop and I do use it often. The library does loan out laptops but they have to stay inside the building, that is why I sometimes bring my own laptop just so I can study outside when the weather is beautiful.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: The computers may not be the best but they have the latest software. It's very rarely I have any issues in the labs. The biggest one I suppose would be the printers. But other than that I prefer to go to school and use their computers for school work.

3 College Freshman

Computers: I have my own computer and printer

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5 College Freshman

Computers: The computer labs can be full at times, but there usually is always at least one computer open for a new person walking in. Printing on campus is completely free in the computer labs.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 34th
    Best Network Reliability
  • 62nd
    Fastest Internet
  • 570th
    Best Wireless Availability
  • 1114th
    Best Computer Availability

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Roberautrice Eddie
Hanau, Germany
Broadcast Journalism
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There are computer labs across campus, with lab assistants on staff. Some of these labs are only for students in a specific major or for honors students, but there are some labs open to all students. These general-use labs are in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) building, Academic Building (AB) IV, and Newton Gresham Library.

Most SHSU students bring a personal computer; however, the computer labs still tend to get pretty crowded throughout the day, usually until 4 p.m., making it noticeable that more computers should be added throughout campus. One reason the labs get so crowded is that printing is free, so most students go to the computer labs to print things out instead of bringing or using their own printers. Tech support at SHSU is helpful most of the time, but tech support isn’t often needed because the computers and network on campus are reliable and seldom have issues.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
SamNet, the wireless network, is available throughout the campus and in just about every building at SHSU.
24-Hour Labs?
College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS)
Charged to Print?
The fee to print is included in tuition, so there is no per-use fee.
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
SHSU does not offer any discounts for hardware or software purchased on campus, and there is not a lot of availability to purchase special software and/or hardware on campus.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 129 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 159 responses

  • 0% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
  • 57% Extremely important, especially when the labs are crowded during semester crunch times.
  • 25% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 18% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.


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