Computers

Location
Knoxville, TN
Undergrads
19,591
Tuition (in-state)
$27,582 ($9,092)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Freshman

Computers: You need a computer because a lot of classes have online homework. Some people would rather not do all their homework in the library or lab.

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3 College Freshman

Computers: The wireless access is often slow and unavailable. A personal computer and printer are very important to avoid the hassle of not having a computer in the lab available.

4 College Freshman

Computers: It meets my needs most of the time.

4 College Freshman

Computers: BRING YOUR OWN PERSONAL COMPUTER AND PRINTER. I cannot stress that enough. The availability of computer labs are fine here on campus, but it is general knowledge that you will need that here at UT.

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4 College Junior

Computers: We have great new computers in every lab and one is always open

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 122nd
    Best Wireless Availability
  • 332nd
    Best Network Reliability
  • 343rd
    Fastest Internet
  • 806th
    Best Computer Availability

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kristen Lewis
Hometown
Litchfield, NH
Major
Anthropology
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Vast improvements have taken place in the last several years in regards to technology. Computers are accessible to students, and the network is speedy enough to satisfy those accustomed to DSL and cable networks. No matter how many computers are on campus, nothing beats having a computer of your own. Very few people come to Knoxville without one, and you will probably regret not having a personal computer when the labs are crowded or inconvenient.

UT’s computer store, located in the UC, has just about every software application you will need, and most of the hardware you might need, as well. If computers have not been a big part of your life so far, you will be surprised how dependant you become. Downloading music and communicating with friends are only the tip of the iceberg. Many class-related needs can be fulfilled on a computer, and it is commonly a priority to set up your computer on UT’s network the day that you arrive.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
Yes
24-Hour Labs?
Yes
The Commons North and South in Hodges Library
Charged to Print?
Yes
2 cents per black and white page, 50 cents per letter-sized color page, 65 cents per legal-sized color page, $1 for large format printing
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
Adobe and Corel programs, Macromedia Flash, Microsoft Office suites, and others are available to students, faculty, and staff at discount prices (usually 65%–75% off retail). For more information, visit www.academic-software-outlet.com.
Did You Know?
The University's network is extremely fast! Get ready for some intense online gaming and file sharing throughout your dorm!

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 171 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 173 responses

  • 0% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
  • 77% Extremely important, especially when the labs are crowded during semester crunch times.
  • 18% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 5% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
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