Computers

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Upland, IN
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$28,514
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4 College Freshman

Computers: There are several places on campus for wireless printing. Not all of them are open to students at all hours, however, so you have to pick up your paper in the morning. My roommate and I have a printer, but we don't use it that much. I mostly use school printers, but will use ours if I'm in a hurry and can't pick up my paper. I haven't had many problems with reliability or access of wireless in buildings. There's no real reason to need wifi outside, though. There are several computer labs on campus, but they aren't as fast as my computer. I also like to move around when I'm working on a paper or project, so I like having my own computer.

4 College Junior

Computers: Great availability of computers, however Wi-Fi is not always running well.

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4 College Freshman

Computers: Pretty much everyone has their own computers. However, I suppose it would be possible for a student to just use lab/library computers. I feel that this would be inconvenient though because you couldn't work in the dorms or most academic buildings.

4 College Freshman

Computers: Wireless can be dodgy at times, but is usually pretty consistent.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: There is no problem with access to internet and computers, except if one would not have a computer in the middle of the night and needed one. The campus closes down in the late hours of the night and the resources would not be applicable then.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 233rd
    Best Network Reliability
  • 593rd
    Fastest Internet
  • 868th
    Best Computer Availability
  • 1071st
    Best Wireless Availability

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Chandler Birch
Hometown
Billings, Montana
Major
Professional Writing
Grad Year
2014
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Most academic buildings have computers for student use somewhere, but the most popular places are the Windows labs in Nussbaum, the Mac labs in Rupp, and the general access desktops in Zondervan Library (which are conveniently located a crumpled-paper-ball's toss away from Taylor's first-rate tech support team). As a result, students who choose not (or cannot afford) to bring a personal laptop to school are not at a serious disadvantage. Admittedly, it's not particularly fun trudging through snow drifts just to finish an essay, though. However, for students who do bring computers, life is quite convenient. Taylor features free Wi-Fi for students, and though it isn't blazing fast, it gets the job done. TU's bandwidth rations aren't unreasonable, either; unless they start streaming hi-res Netflix movies for 26 hours without stopping, students barely know it's there. The Wi-Fi does have one cost, though: Taylor's firewall.

Taylor's administration is not made up of idiots. They know exactly what's available on the vast reaches of the Internet, and take no joy in the thought that some of their students are in danger of serious addictions. As such, their firewall is quite strict. Though it does sometimes block sites for such things as "mature humor" (raising an unfavorable outcry from students), it's a small price to pay to keep Taylor students safe from themselves.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
Yes
Classrooms, Zondervan Library, dorm lounges
24-Hour Labs?
No
Charged to Print?
Yes
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
Taylor students can purchase Microsoft products at a discount. For pricing, visit the Microsoft online store.
Did You Know?
  • Still hanging onto that Internet cable your parents bought in 2006? Let them keep it; Taylor University has free wireless Internet all over campus. Almost any device thinkable is supported, from laptops to iPods to Androids to Xbox 360s.
  • Some campus computer labs may only be used by students whose classes require them. However, students retain access to these labs and may continue to take advantage of the resources they offer, even after course completion.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 48 responses

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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 54 responses

  • 2% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
  • 69% Extremely important, especially when the labs are crowded during semester crunch times.
  • 26% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 4% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
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