Computers

Location
Kirksville, MO
Undergrads
5,357
Tuition (in-state)
$12,968 ($7,096)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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4 Recent Alumnus

Computers: Mac Labs, plenty of computer labs, good Internet connection , lots of printers.

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3 College Sophomore

Computers: There are some dead zones on campus where the wireless access is not available.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: While the university equips students with a wide range of labs and equipment, the network itself is relatively slow

3 College Freshman

Computers: All computers are HP, which is fine, if you're into that kind of stuff. There is only one mac lab, which is strictly used for editing.

3 College Junior

Computers: Computer labs on campus are scattered and throughout campus and convenient to reach, but they are usually small and crowded. If you are willing to walk from building to building looking for empty computers then it's not difficult to eventually find a free space.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 184th
    Best Wireless Availability
  • 915th
    Best Computer Availability
  • 1154th
    Best Network Reliability
  • 1280th
    Fastest Internet

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jessica Gasch
Major
French/Linguistics
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Having your own computer is great—you can check emails and type last-minute homework as soon as you return from various classes and meetings. It makes electronic communication incredibly effective, especially since it seems that professors and staff members reply to email requests much more quickly than phone messages. Plus, many teachers email assignments, so you'd best be checking your Truman account often. Blackboard, another feature accessible with your Truman email password, is an Internet-based storage space where some teachers put assignments, grades, and class discussion boards.

The on-campus network is speedy but a little frustrating from time to time. It's moody and occasionally won't allow access for 15 or 20 minutes when it gets into a snit. On the other hand, you can access LexisNexis and EBSCOHost databases, which are two great resources for reading and citing millions of journal articles, studies, and court cases. While most students agree that bringing a computer is not required, it definitely will save you long, exasperating evenings at a PC you're not familiar with. ITS can assist students with buying computers, but whatever the cost, it will be a smart, time-saving investment.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
Yes
24-Hour Labs?
Yes
In the residence halls
Charged to Print?
Yes
Students given $25 to print at the beginning of the semester.
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
There are discounts with Apple, Dell, and IBM.
Did You Know?
  • Information Technology Services (ITS) is free and provides help for all sorts of computer ills. Visit its.truman.edu or call (660) 785-4544.
  • Class registration is only done online, so trying to access the server, TruView, at 5 p.m. on a registration day is virtually impossible.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 34 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 44 responses

  • 0% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
  • 57% Extremely important, especially when the labs are crowded during semester crunch times.
  • 39% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 5% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
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