Computers

Location
Philadelphia, PA
Undergrads
24,382
Tuition (in-state)
$23,422 ($13,596)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Sophomore

Computers: Most of the computers on campus are excellent and there are almost always computers available except during midterms and finals week. However, the computers in the physics labs do not have internet access so I usually have to print my data and retype it on my own computer. That makes lab reports take twice as long. Also, the Mac computers in the engineering library are relatively slow. More PCs on campus would be more practical.

3 College Freshman

Computers: It can be great at time, but when it comes to finals and everyone is using it, the tech center and the internet blow up.

4 College Senior

Computers: So many computers except during finals though.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: They are pretty versatile but there needs to be more.

2 College Junior

Computers: There were many times the printer was broken and I could not print. You cannot get wireless access everywhere. Computer lab for my major were scarce and during busy hours, it is very hard to get a computer.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 68th
    Fastest Internet
  • 217th
    Best Computer Availability
  • 301st
    Best Network Reliability
  • 840th
    Best Wireless Availability

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

One thing about Temple University—you should always be able to find computer access on campus. With the number of computer labs located in all of the academic buildings and residence halls, you don’t have to worry about not finding Internet access. The two largest computer labs on campus are Paley Library and the Tech Center. The Tech Center alone sees more than 6,000 visitors a day, and the plus side to the Tech Center is that it’s open 24 hours. As if you needed another distraction from studying, there is a "Tech Center TV" icon on the desktop of every computer, which allows you access to 11 preselected channels (sports channels and music channels included) to watch while you work.

All of the computer labs on campus, especially the Tech Center, have more than 200 software applications, so you never have to worry about a class-required application that isn't accessible on campus. With hundreds—if not thousands—of computers on campus, it’s really not overly important to have your own laptop or desktop, and regardless of a computer manufacturer, it will be supported by Temple’s wireless network. As a whole, Temple University is one of the best universities in providing computer access and software applications to its students.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
Yes
Most academic buildings
24-Hour Labs?
Yes
Tech Center Lab Sunday through Friday
Charged to Print?
No
All students receive a free printing quota.
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
Temple students are eligible for discounts on the following software products: Symantec Endpoint Protection, JMP, MATLAB, SPSS, Adobe, and Microsoft.
Did You Know?
Temple was voted one of the "most connected campuses" by Forbes.com.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 203 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 237 responses

  • 1% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
  • 55% Extremely important, especially when the labs are crowded during semester crunch times.
  • 27% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 17% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
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