Computers

Location
Louisville, KY
Undergrads
12,192
Tuition (in-state)
$23,146 ($9,662)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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3 College Sophomore

Computers: Nothing special about the computers, they get the job done, but could be better.

4 College Junior

Computers: The university has great campus wide wireless internet and many computers and other electronics to use.

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5 College Junior

Computers: The projector bulbs sometimes burn out, but usually all is well.

3 College Freshman

Computers: The library has the most computers. The library itself is not very up to date but it gets the job done for the most part.

3 College Freshman

Computers: This is mainly a personal preference because students will have different laptops/computers, so they will have different experiences.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 379th
    Best Network Reliability
  • 541st
    Fastest Internet
  • 874th
    Best Wireless Availability
  • 1339th
    Best Computer Availability

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Annie Muller
Hometown
LaGrange, Ky.
Major
French and English
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The University provides many public computers for student use, but with such a large amount of people on campus, there aren't enough for everybody. This especially affects students who commute to campus every day—they face the daily struggle of grabbing a computer in one of the labs, and many have to wait at least 10 to 15 minutes for a public computer. So, if you're planning on living on campus or will be driving to campus daily, it would be wise to bring a computer. Without your own, there is no guarantee that you will have access to a computer when you need it.

When using the public computers, there are some things you need to know. The computers themselves are easy to use, but printing can be another story. It’s not free, so in order to print, you must have money on your Cardinal Card (student ID). And, sometimes the machines malfunction and won't take your card, so if you need to print something at the last minute and your card won’t work, you're up the creek without a paddle. However, there are a few places where students can print for free, such as the student lounge in Davidson Hall and Vogt Building.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
Yes
It's available in most areas of campus.
24-Hour Labs?
Yes
Louisville and Miller halls
Charged to Print?
Yes
Black and white is 10 cents, and color is 35 cents.
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
Discounted software and computers are available through iTech Xpress on the lower level of the Miller Information Technology Center or at louisville.edu/it/itechxpress. Students can also log in to download free software, including virus protection.
Did You Know?
  • In the past, the computers in Ekstrom Library, especially the ones in Tulip Tree Café, were occasionally used by homeless people. So, because of this, one of the labs there has been sectioned off for students only, and in order to enter, you must have your student ID ready for the person at the desk.
  • Students can check out laptops for up to four hours in Ekstrom, Kornhauser Health Sciences, and Art libraries.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 89 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 108 responses

  • 1% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
  • 64% Extremely important, especially when the labs are crowded during semester crunch times.
  • 26% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 9% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.

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