Computers

Location
San Diego, CA
Undergrads
23,036
Tuition (in-state)
$18,236 ($6,578)
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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3 College Freshman

Computers: A couple of times the internet has gone down and taken a moment to come back up but overall the computer availability is okay.

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3 College Sophomore

Computers: Patience is also a virtue and a necessity when waiting for a spot in the computer lab.

4 College Freshman

Computers: The computers worked very well. I got a lot of work done and they work very efficiently

3 College Senior

Computers: Theres a lot of computers available.

4 College Freshman

Computers: You have access to computers all the time

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 113rd
    Fastest Internet
  • 144th
    Best Wireless Availability
  • 214th
    Best Network Reliability
  • 565th
    Best Computer Availability

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Brennan Wasan
Hometown
San Diego, CA
Major
Communications
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San Diego State's computer facilities are extremely useful with the variety of programs they offer and the various services they provide. The programs and support offered to students is wonderful, and taking one of the BATS courses offered by the school is highly recommended. Most of the computer labs are located in Love Library and a few others are spread around campus. The supply of computers is very abundant, and there is hardly a time when you cannot find a computer to use in the library. Unfortunately, the time that it is hard to find an available computer is during midterms and finals week. There is usually a wait of anywhere from five minutes to half an hour during this chaotic time. Getting your work done ahead of time or brining your own laptop to school is a great way to get out of waiting in line.

San Diego State has a lot of students to satisfy with its computer labs and, for the most part, the University is meeting demand. However, as previously mentioned, during midterms and finals it can be a real pain to find a computer. If the school slowly increases the number of computers in its possession over the next couple of years, the problem of computer shortage should disappear. Most students only go in during midterms and finals week when they absolutely need to finish their work, and that is why there is such a congestion.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
Yes
SDSU offers free wireless access to students in almost all areas on campus
24-Hour Labs?
Yes
Reserved Book Room and study area outside the Love Library
Charged to Print?
Yes
10 cents a page for black and white
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
None
Did You Know?
SDSU hosts and manages the data network for San Diego County, California.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 183 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 198 responses

  • 1% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
  • 65% Extremely important, especially when the labs are crowded during semester crunch times.
  • 20% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 15% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
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