Computers

Location
Las Vegas, NV
Undergrads
15,885
Tuition (in-state)
$20,615 ($6,705)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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4 College Sophomore

Computers: Fast Wi-Fi in all the building and plenty of computers to go around

3 College Junior

Computers: Most people bring their own personal laptops. There is no T-mobile service on campus....sooooooooo annoying!

College Freshman

Computers: I have my own computer

4 College Freshman

Computers: There are many computer labs around campus, so if you are in one building there's a high probability that there will be a computer lab nearby.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: The library is huge! The library features over 100 computers for students to use and there are always computers available. There are desktops as well as laptops. The laptops can be rented by the hour or the day. The desktops computers are free for students.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 33rd
    Best Network Reliability
  • 71st
    Fastest Internet
  • 251st
    Best Wireless Availability
  • 1067th
    Best Computer Availability

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Meryl Manaog
Hometown
Las Vegas, NV
Major
Marketing/Film minor
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With the addition of the Lied Library, UNLV went from computer zero to computer hero. Computers used to be hard to come by, but today, it seems like there’s one every way you turn. Several hundred computers line the ground floor of the library, and more are on each of the other five floors. Students can also borrow laptops from the media resources desk by simply showing their student ID card.

Computers labs are abundant, and several are located in prominent, high traffic buildings such as FDH (Flora Dungan Humanities), CBC (Classroom Building Complex), the Moyer Student Union, and the engineering building. Many colleges even have their own specialty labs that offer specific programs to assist their students, such as the architecture lab and the computer science building. The biggest draw, though, is the wireless network. The wireless network now covers more than 28 main areas, including many popular hangout spots. All you need is your student ID number, and you can log on whenever you want with your laptop if you have a wireless network card. The only downside to the network is that it’s not campus-wide.
 

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
Yes
There are 28 wireless hot spots on campus, plus access in all student housing.
24-Hour Labs?
No
Charged to Print?
Yes
2 cents for black and white, 25 cents for color
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
Adobe Acrobat Pro, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere, ArcGIS, EndNote, Excel, iWork, Mathematica, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Office, Photoshop, PowerPoint, Project, Publisher, SAS, SPSS, Visio, Word
Did You Know?
Through agreements with Apple, Dell, and Gateway, UNLV students can purchase computers at discounted prices

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 159 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 174 responses

  • 0% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
  • 56% Extremely important, especially when the labs are crowded during semester crunch times.
  • 25% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 19% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
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