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3 College Freshman

Computers: Bringing your own laptop definitely is the right way to go

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2 College Sophomore

Computers: Connection sucks but everything is based online.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: Computers are highly necessary but experience problems with the wifi sometimes.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: They are available but there could be more with more programs

2 College Freshman

Computers: Uconn wifi is something else. It randomly disconnects frequently which can get very agitating after awhile.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 267th
    Fastest Internet
  • 496th
    Best Wireless Availability
  • 886th
    Best Network Reliability
  • 1371st
    Best Computer Availability

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jordan Acker
Harwinton, CT
Journalism & Sociology
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Every student needs a laptop. While there are computer labs around campus, it’s better to have your own computer, to always have your work with you. You may choose to have a printer in your room, as well, since printing costs money, and it can be inconvenient to get to a computer lab. Both PC and Mac computers are used around UConn.

UConn has a wireless Internet network around campus. It can be spotty in dorm rooms, and some students buy their own routers and create their own connections to avoid a slow network. Overall, computers hold an entire college student's life together. When it comes to schoolwork, social networks, email, online courses—computers are essential. UConn has a reliable wireless network, so take advantage of it and don’t spend your time tethered to the wall at the library. There will be late-night studying and papers to write, and you’d rather be comfortable working in your room than in some computer lab. A laptop is the best investment students can make before coming to UConn.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
Available in many campus buildings, including the Student Union (SU), the Homer Babbidge Library, and the William Benton Museum of Art.
24-Hour Labs?
There are several 24-hour labs on campus, although they are not always accessible to all undergrads. There are also some 24-hour kiosks in the library.
Charged to Print?
Varies by lab. In the library, for example, it's 10 cents. Color printing is 35 cents per page, and scanning is free.
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
UConn has a contract with Symantec (makers of Norton Antivirus) and provides a free version of the program to all students.
Did You Know?
HuskyTech is UConn's computer help center.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 120 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 152 responses

  • 1% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
  • 86% Extremely important, especially when the labs are crowded during semester crunch times.
  • 11% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 3% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
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