Computers

Location
Norman, OK
Undergrads
18,111
Tuition (in-state)
$20,343 ($8,706)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews

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4 College Freshman

Computers: Lots of computer labs and help, but OUWIFI sucks and is very slow at times.

5 College Freshman

Computers: The University of Oklahoma provides great technical support and technological availability.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: There are lots of computer labs and printing centers made available all over campus.

3 College Junior

Computers: There are computer labs in some buildings on campus, however they can be full. So its better to have your own computer

4 College Freshman

Computers: At the bottom of couch towers there is a computer lab which is really convenient for freshman. Most students have their own laptops so the labs are never too crowded.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 60th
    Best Wireless Availability
  • 130th
    Fastest Internet
  • 149th
    Best Computer Availability
  • 160th
    Best Network Reliability

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Elizabeth Hurd
Hometown
Oklahoma City
Major
History and French
Grad Year
2016
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The University does a great job providing all the computer resources students need. All of the residence halls have computer labs equipped with a printer for all the students' homework needs. Wi-Fi is available across campus reliably, although the network speed can be slow, especially in the dorms. The campus computer labs, located in nearly every building, have both PCs and Macs to ensure students are working on a system they are familiar with. The campus computer support is great. The (405) 325-HELP hotline directs calls to IT support, which operates 24 hours a day all year. These technicians available on the hotline can provide remote support on most popular electronics, including iPhones, iPads, Kindles, laptops, and printers, and if they are unable to fix a problem, Couch Tower houses the IT Lab, where students can drop off any malfunctioning electronic for a check-up.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
Yes
Campus-wide
24-Hour Labs?
Yes
Couch, Student Union, Walker
Charged to Print?
Yes
Student accounts are credited with $10 for printing each semester (left-over money does not roll over). Printing costs for one page are 5 cents for black and white (8 cents double-sided) or 25 cents for color.
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
Discounted software is available through the OU IT Store at itstore.ou.edu.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 140 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 154 responses

  • 1% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
  • 64% Extremely important, especially when the labs are crowded during semester crunch times.
  • 22% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 14% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
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