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3 College Freshman

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

2 College Sophomore

Computers: Get your own computer! You will literally never get anything done without your own. The wireless network stinks sometimes, but with so many people using it at the same time, expect nothing less.

2 College Sophomore

Computers: I don't know about labs, but I was required to purchase a Mac for software programs used in my major through Hartt. The wi-fi completely sucks though.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: they dont cancel school enough for commuters but they make it very easy for them to feel at home here

3 College Senior

Computers: When I first attended classes, I did not have a laptop computer and had to rely on the campus computer labs. At the time, the university was adding new computers and I was pleased with their progress. On the issue of printing, there seems to be no printing except in the school library. Many times all the computers were taken, or there were issues with the library printers this needs to be looked into.


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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
Anywhere on the academic side and in some places on the residential side of campus.
24-Hour Labs?
The Mortensen Library is open until 1:30 a.m. on weekdays.
Charged to Print?
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 48 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 60 responses

  • 0% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
  • 73% Extremely important, especially when the labs are crowded during semester crunch times.
  • 22% 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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