Computers

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

Computers: the internet is good if you are wired but if you use wireless it can have its glitches.

4 College Freshman

Computers: There are plenty of computers available but they go fast. You really gotta get one quickly or you may have to wait or go to a different building to find one. Several buildings offer computers for our use and that's really good, but around certain times of day, they are all filled. The printing is reasonable priced and easy. Wifi is available to all students but doesn't always cover everywhere on campus, so certain spots will have bad connection or none at all.

4 College Student

Computers: The tech support on campus is great. They are usually able to resolve any issue.

4 College Senior

Computers: The tech is awesome you get to see where all the free computers are

4 College Freshman

Computers: they have everything you need

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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 226 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 246 responses

  • 1% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
  • 56% 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.
  • 16% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
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