Computers

Location
Cincinnati, OH
Undergrads
19,667
Tuition (in-state)
$25,816 ($10,784)
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Average
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1 College Sophomore

Computers: I never have working WiFi in my dorm room. It is a huge hassle. Also the cost for prints is pretty high.

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3 College Sophomore

Computers: Plenty of computers available for students but it is always nice to have a laptop. Network and speed are always good, and wireless access is usually available in buildings. Having a laptop is nice in class and to more easily access class assignments and notes.

4 College Junior

Computers: I attend online courses and some of the courses are a little disheveled. IS&T is very helpful, but feel as though sometimes the professors aren't given enough detail to use the BlackBoard system to its full capacity

3 College Student

Computers: secure wireless is anything but

3 College Sophomore

Computers: There is wireless everywhere on campus, but it will sometime kick you off at unexpected time.... not the best thing when you're in the middle of taking an online exam.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 242nd
    Best Wireless Availability
  • 264th
    Fastest Internet
  • 328th
    Best Network Reliability
  • 393rd
    Best Computer Availability

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Rachel Kellerman
Hometown
Cincinnati, Ohio
Major
Journalism/Spanish minor
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Most students at the University of Cincinnati have their own computers. Some bring their laptops to class, while others have computers in their dorm rooms. Whatever you bring, it is probably best to bring your own, if you can. Despite the fact that the campus has quite a few large computer labs, they can get crowded, especially at the end of the quarter when final papers and projects are due. The computer labs also tend to be more crowded during the day as students are finishing up assignments and checking email between classes. With your own computer, you can connect to the UC network and surf the Web from anywhere.

If you can't bring your own computer, don't worry. Just try to find a time when the labs aren't crowded or find one that tends to have less student traffic. The library generally has open computers, and with a 24-hour lab, you're more likely to find a computer there than in a smaller lab on campus. If you use the computers at school, or even if you have your own, it will be extremely helpful to purchase a portable flash drive. These are relatively cheap and are a very easy way to keep your papers, projects, and other files with you at all times. With a flash drive you can easily pull up files on any computer. Some professors actually require them, so it may be best to buy one early and learn how to use it.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
Yes
Campus-wide
24-Hour Labs?
Yes
Langsam Library
Charged to Print?
No
Each student is given a quota of 100 black and white pages per quarter.
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
The University has several licensing agreements that allow students to purchase software at a discounted price. These include: Adobe products, Apple OS upgrades, Microsoft Office, and SAS, to name a few.
Did You Know?
Students of some colleges at UC are given an additional quarterly print quota, so be sure to contact your home college to find out how much money is designated for you.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 132 responses

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  • 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 167 responses

  • 1% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
  • 74% Extremely important, especially when the labs are crowded during semester crunch times.
  • 19% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 7% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
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