Computers

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Alliance, OH
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$26,650
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Easy
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3 College Freshman

Computers: There are computer labs all over campus available to any student, but they are sometimes slow and the printer's paper/ink are limited, so sometimes when you need to print something there isn't any. It's helpful to have your own computer and printer. It's easier to do your work from your own room.

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3 College Freshman

Computers: I think printing costs are a little too high and most of the printers, especially the one in my dorm, never have paper.

5 College Freshman

Computers: The computers are well maintained and when a problem is detected the IT department takes care of it as soon as possible.

4 College Freshman

Computers: Computer labs are everywhere on campus and they are not hard to find at all. The service is also very good.

3 College Freshman

Computers: The internet can be very slow at times, which can be a hassle when you are given a time limit.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 217th
    Fastest Internet
  • 663rd
    Best Computer Availability
  • 788th
    Best Network Reliability
  • 1313rd
    Best Wireless Availability

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Stephanie Monsanty
Hometown
Doylestown, OH
Major
English Literature & History
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Mount Union students are generally satisfied with the campus computers. There are four main labs (two of which are open 24 hours), several departmental labs, and smaller labs available in some dorms. There are also computers scattered throughout the library and other buildings on campus. One of the 24-hour labs has Apple computers running Mac OS X 10.4, but most campus computers are PCs running Windows 7 Enterprise. Students say that campus computers are fast and up-to-date, and generally work how they should, provided you can get access to one. Labs are often used as classrooms during the day, so you'll have better luck in the late afternoon or evening. The worst time to find a computer is during finals week, as labs fill up early and students stay late. Because of these availability issues, most students recommend bringing a personal computer for greater flexibility, although it is possible to make do without one.

Students have the same gripe about other technologies on campus: not all resources are available all of the time. The wireless network isn't as strong or reliable as it could be, printers often run out of paper, and copiers are frequently jammed. Information Technology (IT) is just a phone call or a short walk away, and they are usually happy to help, but if you need printer or copier paper after library hours, you'll need to call Campus Security. Advice to new students: keep your Ethernet cable where you can find it and give yourself plenty of time to complete and print assignments, just in case.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
Yes
Wireless access is available in all academic buildings, all residence halls, most campus houses, and several outdoor locations, including the quad.
24-Hour Labs?
Yes
Two 24-hour labs are located in the Kolenbrander-Harter Information Center (KHIC).
Charged to Print?
Yes
Printing at Mount Union costs 5 cents per page. Each student receives a $50 deposit each school year, good for 1,000 pages. Students can purchase more pages in increments of $5.
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
Mount Union has discount agreements with several software and hardware companies including AT&T, Apple, Dell, Adobe, Symantic Antivirus, and Microsoft.
Did You Know?
  • Mount Union's education department has a "mobile computer lab" consisting of 20 laptops.
  • Students can have their computers serviced at the IT Help Desk free of charge!
  • Mount Union initiated its pay-to-print policy in 2007 as part of a sustainability effort to minimize waste.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 74 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 103 responses

  • 0% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
  • 61% Extremely important, especially when the labs are crowded during semester crunch times.
  • 36% 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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