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4 College Sophomore

Computers: UD has pretty great wifi and computer access throughout campus. I've never had an issue with it, but professors arealso usually pretty understanding if tech issues do arise (even though it is very rare). But having your own laptop on campus is really important.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: Somewhere between good and okay can't distinguish between the two.

3 College Freshman

Computers: I cannot talk about the computer labs because I have my own computer and never need to use one. I wouldn't know where to go if I did need to use one though. All of the technology, especially in the newer buildings, is exceptional. There is wifi most places on campus, and it is pretty fast as well. At the beginning of each semester, they allow you $5 of free printing, so it is definitely important to utilize that.

5 College Freshman

Computers: Never had any problems with using internet or finding a computer to use.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: To print, we have to swipe our UD I.D. cards. It can be pretty difficult to print an important document when you have to worry about how much money you have on your flex account. In my opinion, printing should be free; it will be more convenient for us college students.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 184th
    Best Network Reliability
  • 189th
    Fastest Internet
  • 209th
    Best Wireless Availability
  • 654th
    Best Computer Availability

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Danielle Todd
Hometown
Newark, Del.
Major
English
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Computer labs are abundant all over campus, and many buildings have Ethernet connections for those students who are so attached to their computers that they must have them every moment of the day. This is not as ridiculous as it seems. Most students have their own computers and wisely plug into the high-quality network to check email, class assignments, and of course, check Facebook.

Owning your own computer is highly advisable, even though there are so many computer labs. Labs tend to be crowded at peak times, which can often add even more stress than the assignment itself inspires. Many students find computer labs to be most helpful for saving money on printing or for using specialized software necessary for a class that would be too expensive to buy. Quite recently, many professors have been using online programs such as WebCT to communicate with students, so you must have access to a computer to complete the assignments for the class. Another downfall of the computer labs is that there aren't any open 24 hours a day. This is bad news for those who work best right before a deadline and tend to pull all-nighters. Overall, the computer labs are accessible, and you can generally find an open computer, even if you have to try more than one lab.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
Yes
Available in academic buildings, the Morris Library, student centers, dining halls, residence hall common areas, the Green, and the Mentors' Circle
24-Hour Labs?
No
Charged to Print?
Yes
Students are given 100 free prints on their ID cards. After that, pages are 5 cents for one-sided printing and 4 cents for double-sided.
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
The University works in conjunction with Apple, Dell, Gateway, Microsoft, and Sony for discounted software for students. Visit www.it.udel.edu and www.journeyed.com/bookstore to see the most recent offerings available.
Did You Know?
  • The classrooms on campus allow every student to connect to the Internet right from their seat.
  • You have access to computers in certain labs until 2 a.m.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 157 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 172 responses

  • 0% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
  • 77% Extremely important, especially when the labs are crowded during semester crunch times.
  • 18% 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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