Ann Arbor, MI
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4 College Student

Computers: The computers are pretty up to date.

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4 College Freshman

Computers: Sometimes the wireless network is hard to connect to

3 College Sophomore

Computers: Depending on your major, each student is given a certain number of pages to print. If you run out because you have a class that requires a lot of printed pages, it's difficult to print for free.

4 College Senior

Computers: Printing on campus is made easy with MPrint. I can print my papers from home and pick them up at the printer on the way to class. The only downside is that the Printers are often full of papers left behind by students.

3 College Student

Computers: They certainly do a good job, for such a huge school. There definitely are some problems with wireless etc. but generally all is good.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 27th
    Best Computer Availability
  • 28th
    Fastest Internet
  • 51st
    Best Network Reliability
  • 91st
    Best Wireless Availability

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Linda Tell
International Studies
Grad Year
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Most students purchase their own laptops—in fact, it is common to see laptops used in place of notebooks in many lectures. If you don't have a laptop, however, Michigan has you covered. The University has computing sites in nearly every building on campus, as well as locations established for the sole purpose of computing and printing. While some sites are more popular than others and therefore more crowded at times, students agree that there are usually plenty of computers to go around. And these aren't just any computers. The University is stocked with an array of Macs and PCs, all equipped with most of the software required to complete any coursework. If you come across a site without an open computer, you can access Michigan's wireless network from most places on campus using the ID-authenticated interface. This WiFi is accessible from any University-owned building, including residence halls. Students recommend purchasing your own laptop, even if you can rely on University-provided computers for most of your technological needs. Students find that personal printers are unnecessary, as the MPrint system allows you to send your work to any printer on campus, and the page limit (400 pages a semester) is reasonable. Regardless of what computer you use, you will spend a lot of time writing essays and completing other coursework in front of one during your undergraduate enrollment.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
Available in most campus buildings
24-Hour Labs?
Angell Hall is open 24 hours Monday through Thursday.
Charged to Print?
400 pages free per semester, then 6 cents per page
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
Discounted software for both Macs and PCs is available through the University's Computer Showcase:
Did You Know?
  • Faculty and students with physical, visual, or learning impairments can use the James Edward Knox Center Adaptive Technology Computing Site (ATCS) in the Shapiro Undergraduate Library.
  • Students can wirelessly print from laptops to any University network printer via

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 156 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 200 responses

  • 0% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
  • 72% Extremely important, especially when the labs are crowded during semester crunch times.
  • 24% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 3% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
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