College Station, TX
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$25,035 ($8,506)
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5 College Sophomore

Computers: A&M has made considerable efforts to have an excellent network for student and faculty use, as well as providing the students with computers and labs necessary to complete their projects, should they lack a computer of their own.

4 College Junior

Computers: There is Wi-Fi everywhere on campus. Laptops are good for note taking and social media, but there are plenty of computers in the labs. Printing is easy and cheap- A&M gives you a credit of $30 per semester which no one uses up.

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4 College Sophomore

Computers: I've never had any trouble with computers on campus. Printing does cost, but you're allotted $30 a semester for printing from your student fees you already pay, and I've never used the full $30. There aren't computers in classrooms, so if you want to take notes or follow along with the slides if your professor sends them, you need to bring your own, but if you're just on campus and need the internet or to print a paper or something, there are plenty of campus computers available campus-wide.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: Many types of computers available for use, with a speedy and reliable connection (even during finals week).

5 College Freshman

Computers: The number of labs on campus is borderline excessive. Accessibility of computers and programs for class is excellent.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 26th
    Best Computer Availability
  • 44th
    Best Network Reliability
  • 44th
    Fastest Internet
  • 208th
    Best Wireless Availability

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Isuey Asuzena Iraheta
Houston, Texas
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Most students agree that the computer system at A&M is more than adequate. The lab facilities are nice and big, and there are several of them around campus. However, it’s recommended to bring your own computer because there are very fast connections in the dorms, and working in your room is more convenient when writing last-minute papers. The network is great for file sharing and downloading, and you can even access it from an off-campus computer. The only thing that can be annoying is the limit on how many pages you can print for free. Three-hundred pages may seem like a lot at first, but you’ll be amazed at how quickly it gets used up. If you have your own printer, it’s advisable that you bring that, too. Once you use up your allotted number of free pages, it’s probably more convenient to print everything in your room.

Texas A&M has deals with almost every major company in the U.S., including Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Nike, and Verizon, and students get discounts and cool promotions. The computer deals, including discounts on various Microsoft products, are a steal and really benefit the students at a minimal cost. Overall, A&M has great labs, but things on your own electronics can sometimes be less irritating. Just remember, though, that whatever you do, be careful not to waste all your time on Facebook because before you know it you'll only have five minutes to turn in your paper!

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
There are more than 125 wireless locations.
24-Hour Labs?
Student Computing Center
Charged to Print?
Students are allotted $30 for printing each semester; after that it's 10 cents for black-and-white pages and 50 cents for color
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
Students can get free antivirus software, as well as discounts on Adobe products, Camtasia/SnagIt, EndNote, Microsoft software, Maple, and SAS.
Did You Know?
Each students gets $30 worth of printing that is charged in tuition. Each page costs 10 cents.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 265 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 282 responses

  • 0% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
  • 60% 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.
  • 13% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
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