Computers

Location
West Hartford, CT
Undergrads
4,541
Tuition
$31,804
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Sophomore

Computers: When you need a computer you could always go to the library. Sometimes I do that just to make sure I get my work done. However I suggest having your own computer because that's always nice.

2 College Sophomore

Computers: So computers on campus are limited. If you have to rpint something it has to be done in the library plus printing isnt free. Its so annoying to bring my laptop to the library especially if its only to do one thing but what other choice do you have when computers are not open. Every classroom has a projector and a computer which is nice for presentations. Also there are ports for both mac and pc so you dont have to get a brand new computer for school. The campus has wifi which works and is avaiable all of campus.

College Freshman

Computers: I had my laptop with me at all times

3 College Freshman

Computers: Printing can be a pain because you can only print from the library if you're not a student-athlete.

3 College Freshman

Computers: wifi is so so... my data plan hits 90% alot

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 710th
    Fastest Internet
  • 798th
    Best Network Reliability
  • 911st
    Best Wireless Availability
  • 1366th
    Best Computer Availability

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

The University provides access to a computer almost everywhere on campus. The main library—Mortensen Library—has three floors of open space filled with computers, as well as several small rooms that also have computers. There are also computer labs in all of the academic buildings on campus. The computers in these labs are all PCs, but the library has a mix of PCs and Macs. The University also offers a wireless network that is available anywhere on the academic side of campus and in some places on the residential side, like the University Commons and The Hawk's Nest. All dorm rooms come equipped with an Ethernet port for easy Internet connection, and wireless access is being expanded to some dorm complexes.

Students who have questions or need help connecting to the network or University e-mail system can contact the Computer Support Center. This free service is provided by Information Technology Services, and students can either call the hotline, e-mail, or show up at the center. The CSC will help students with issues, but doesn’t do computer repairs or upgrades.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
Yes
Anywhere on the academic side and in some places on the residential side of campus.
24-Hour Labs?
No
The Mortensen Library is open until 1:30 a.m. on weekdays.
Charged to Print?
Yes
5 cents per page
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
The bookstore often has promotions and deals on Apple software and hardware.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 56 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 64 responses

  • 0% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
  • 72% Extremely important, especially when the labs are crowded during semester crunch times.
  • 23% 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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