Tufts is a well-wired campus, and you won't hear students complaining about access to computer labs or the Internet connection from their dorm rooms. A large percentate of Tufts students bring their own computers to campus. There is a huge social element to computers at Tufts, and many students use AOL Instant Messenger for all of their communication needs. There are three main computer labs, in addition to computers in the library, although Eaton is the main computing center with two floors and more than 260 computers. Students enjoy that the lab is open later but are quick to complain about the printing charges.
Tufts is not specifically a Mac or a PC campus, and both operating systems are compatible with anything you’ll need for class. The library and the Campus Center have wireless Internet ports as well, so a laptop is probably your best bet if you want to take advantage of portability However, plenty of students choose desktops. While you can certainly survive without one, you’ll be at a social—and potentially academic—disadvantage at Tufts without your own computer.