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3 College Freshman

Computers: There are computers available in the library but most people have laptops.

4 College Freshman

Computers: The wifi at UVM was wonderful. Once or twice, there was a school-wide delay in speed, but otherwise, I never had any major issues. However, the network does not allow wireless printers to work, probably because others may connect to it and print their own materials. It is probably in the student's best interest anyway.

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4 College Senior

Computers: Printing is the only problem I have had to deal with $$$.

College Freshman

Computers: I never use it, but the WiFi is awful

4 College Freshman

Computers: It would definitely be do-able, to not buy a computer, but it is incredibly convenient to have a laptop. The WiFi and school network are reliable and I have never experienced any serious problems, but there have been times when the WiFi has been temperamental.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 41st
    Fastest Internet
  • 146th
    Best Network Reliability
  • 371st
    Best Wireless Availability
  • 1255th
    Best Computer Availability

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jason Bushey
Burlington, VT
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In a world of rapid technological advancements, computers are becoming more and more essential. From daily business affairs to cash registers, computers are everywhere, and UVM is no exception. So, it is not surprising that nearly all students and the University recommend bringing your own computer. The University has an Ethernet connection that provides almost instantaneous results, and UVM provides at least one port per student living on campus. Moreover, the Internet is “free” (for the low cost of your college tuition).

If you have your own computer, it is best to bring it because, without a doubt, you will be thankful in the long run. If you do not have one, there are a number of computer labs available, and they tend to have sufficient capacity. Across the board, computers are usually in good shape. The math and engineering departments have much nicer computers labs, while the library settles for older ones. Occasionally, students complain that documents saved at the library pop up on their own computer as gibberish. Save your work to a disk, your e-mail, the network, or any way possible, and don’t wait until the last minute to do your work in the lab or you might find yourself waiting in a line that extends past your deadline.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
Available everywhere, but it's unreliable.
24-Hour Labs?
Cyber Café, but you must get in before library closes
Charged to Print?
10 cents a page
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
Lotus Millennium SmartSuite, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Office for Mac, Windows Vista

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 73 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 87 responses

  • 0% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
  • 85% Extremely important, especially when the labs are crowded during semester crunch times.
  • 13% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 2% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
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