Computers

Location
Menomonie, WI
Undergrads
6,873
Tuition (in-state)
$16,690 ($8,944)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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4 College Sophomore

Computers: Unless you're an art major you won't be getting a Mac. So bring your own computer or get stuck with an old pc.

5 College Freshman

Computers: Free printing, just bring your own paper.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: There is a printer in the basement of every dorm, all you need is your own paper. We are provided with laptops, art students receive Mac's and every other major receives a windows HP. The wifi here is noramlly very slow.

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4 College Student

Computers: The technology on campus is really great. Wireless internet is broadcasted throughout the whole campus. When starting your first day you receive a laptop under contract with the school which is renewed every 2 years.

4 College Freshman

Computers: ASK5000 is always ready to help with great office hours

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 379th
    Fastest Internet
  • 513rd
    Best Wireless Availability
  • 632nd
    Best Network Reliability
  • 803rd
    Best Computer Availability

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Technology at Stout reigns supreme! The laptop program is great, with students being issued a computer when they arrive on campus. Most students are issued PCs; however, most design majors are issued Macs. The laptop is top-of-the-line, and all of the expensive software is included. Technical support is available at two "ASK 5000" help desks on campus. If something happens and the ASK 5000 can't fix it within two hours, you are issued a loaner laptop. Finally, another perk is that you get a new computer every two years. There is also wireless Internet access all over campus, so you can submit that assignment online right before class. Most classrooms are "SMART classrooms," meaning that they are audio/visual equipped. In addition, students can check out computer projectors, digital video cameras, and more from the library.

There are always drawbacks when it comes to technology, though. Students have had issues with their laptops, and sometimes it takes ASK 5000 nearly three months to fix the problem. Computer labs on campus are diminishing due to the laptop program; however, there are still plenty of computers available in the library and in specialty labs on campus. In addition, sometimes computers can be a distraction in class. Imagine sitting in the back of the class and looking toward the front only to see that half of the class is texting, checking their email and Facebook, or surfing the net!

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
Yes
Wireless is available everywhere.
24-Hour Labs?
No
Charged to Print?
Yes
It depends on the location. Residence halls don't charge.
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
Discounted computer software is available at the campus bookstore and online through the UW System.
Did You Know?
UW-Stout is a laptop campus, meaning that every student gets a laptop when they arrive.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 33 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 36 responses

  • 89% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
  • 6% Extremely important, especially when the labs are crowded during semester crunch times.
  • 0% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 6% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
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