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3 College Freshman

Computers: I'm pleased with the amount of electronics available around campus.

3 College Freshman

Computers: When you need it, it's slow. When you don't need it, its exceptional.

4 College Freshman

Computers: Spelman has many computer labs for students to use. They are clean and you can usually find a working computer without a problem.

3 College Freshman

Computers: i dont go to the lab often

5 College Senior

Computers: They are top knotch. Spelman really puts effort into the quality of education that they provide for their students


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 13th
    Best Computer Availability
  • 921st
    Best Network Reliability
  • 1062nd
    Fastest Internet
  • 1407th
    Best Wireless Availability

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Candace Wheeler
Stone Mountain, GA
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At Spelman there is a computer lab or cluster in almost every academic building. The best thing is that students can print out papers for free. Crowded computer labs are an issue more during the day than at night. If you live on campus, you might have more luck after hours finding an available station. If the computer labs on Spelman's campus are at capacity, the other Atlanta University Center schools have labs that are open to you. As with Spelman, students of the school where the lab resides have priority, but you will not be denied access if there is a station available. The general lab is open 24 hours, and all you need to get in is your student ID to swipe at the entrance. If you don't want the hassle of waiting in a computer lab or you live off campus, you may want to bring a laptop or PC along. If you do bring your own computer and are not tech savvy, you will find that the student-staffed help desk will help you with any computer-related issues you may have. Spelman has come a long way in recent years with regard to computer facilities. Class registration, which used to be an all-day process of standing in line, is now a simple point-and-click process online. Instructors are making more use of online options as well. Liberal arts majors will probably find that the computer labs fit their needs, while techies may find the resources adequate but not overwhelmingly advanced in nature.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
24-Hour Labs?
The general lab and the Albro Falconer-Manley Science Center lab
Charged to Print?
Student are allotted $100 per semester for printing, which is usually more than enough. However, if the allotment is used up, students must pay to print.
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Dreamweaver, AutoCAD, AVID Media Composer, Corel Painter, FileMaker, Final Draft, Mathetmatica, Microsoft Office, MindManager, Photoshop Elements, SPSS, Windows 7
Did You Know?
Spelman has it own robotics competition team comprised of students who are computer science majors named the Spel-bots.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 47 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 47 responses

  • 0% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
  • 51% Extremely important, especially when the labs are crowded during semester crunch times.
  • 36% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 13% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
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