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4 College Freshman

Computers: I really like the system for printing and they give you a lot more money for printing than you'll need (exception for architecture students), there are computer labs in all of the dorms and a good amount of computers in the library

5 Recent Alumnus

Computers: Never had issues with computers or connectivity.

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4 College Sophomore

Computers: There are a lot of computer labs and computers available with good hours and reliable network.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: There are plenty of computers on campus and the library is open till 1am Sunday through Thursday. School does a great job of keeping everything up to date

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4 College Freshman

Computers: I think that printing on campus is great! they give you $150 to print for two semesters and trust me when I tell you that they last a lot. as for the wifi, it depends on the day. sometimes its fast and other times its reallyyyyyyy slow.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 36th
    Best Computer Availability
  • 93rd
    Best Wireless Availability
  • 127th
    Fastest Internet
  • 186th
    Best Network Reliability

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Sana Khan
Lauderhill, FL
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Movies like Terminator and The Matrix predict that computers will someday take over earth and enslave the human race. What better reason could there be for keeping one in your dorm room? Having a computer in college is more of a social luxury than an academic necessity. Computer labs can be found in the lobby of every UM residence hall, as well as the library, and they’re hardly ever full. It’s much more convenient, however, to lay in bed like a lazy walrus with a laptop and finish your homework that way. Those who can afford it should bring a computer to college. A laptop with a long cord is a plus, because then, if you have a fridge close by and a strong bladder, there will be no reason to ever get out of bed on the weekends.

Like most colleges, UM has a fast and fairly reliable network that gives you easy access to the Internet, and the campus-wide wireless network is a huge asset if you have a laptop. The system does go down occasionally, but it almost always comes back within a few minutes. For students looking to cut back on spending, rest assured that you can complete your assignments in the computer labs. They stay open late—some past midnight—and always have a staff member there to help with technical problems. But the majority of students who use the labs are only there to fulfill the requirements of archaic professors who still want assignments saved on floppy disks, a feature left off many modern computers.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
24-Hour Labs?
Only during exams
Charged to Print?
$100 free, then 5-cents a page for black and white or 10-cents a page for color
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
Did You Know?
  • The school library alone contains 128 computers with Internet access and free printing to every one in 10 printers.
  • Every residential college on campus has a computer lab in its lobby.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 107 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 128 responses

  • 2% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
  • 70% Extremely important, especially when the labs are crowded during semester crunch times.
  • 21% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 8% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
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