Computers

Location
Morgantown, WV
Undergrads
21,118
Tuition (in-state)
$19,632 ($6,456)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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3 College Junior

Computers: There are many computers in the two libraries but it is not a realistic amount for the amount of students who attend this university therefore it is extremely wise to have your own computer. The wireless on campus is also a pain and I have troubles with it often.

3 College Freshman

Computers: Printing should be free to all students because we pay thousands of dollars every year to attend this school. Network speed is generally slow.

4 College Student

Computers: I have my own laptop and wireless printer so I do not use campus computers often enough

4 College Sophomore

Computers: A lot of computers available in the libraries and computer labs.

4 College Junior

Computers: I have only ever used one of the computer labs on campus once during a class. I have used some of the wireless access when looking up things while on campus.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 273rd
    Best Network Reliability
  • 342nd
    Fastest Internet
  • 415th
    Best Wireless Availability
  • 448th
    Best Computer Availability

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jessica Murphy
Hometown
Parkersburg, WV
Major
English
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The computers and computer network at WVU are not lacking. The computers are nothing less than the best technology, and the network is fast and easy to use. There are computer labs located in several different spots on campus—including the library, several classroom buildings, as well as in some of the dorms. Even with all this, it is recommended that students bring their own computers to ensure themselves access anytime they need one. Even with all the computers available, there is no guarantee that a student will find one available every time they may need one. Having one’s own computer will also benefit the student who prefers to work later at night, rather than having to squeeze into a 24-hour lab. Not finding a computer is a rare occurrence, but it is still nice for students to have their own.

WVU has implemented a wireless network in different spots on campus. It has been hooked up in the Mountainlair, as well some class buildings and libraries. The University sets firewalls and Internet regulations for students living in the dorms, and a student may lose Internet access if their bandwidth usage is exceedingly high or if their machine is detected as having a virus (in order to prevent other users from becoming infected). Students can have their Internet access reinstated by bringing their computers to tech support and having the virus removed. Students are permitted to use file sharing programs, but the University does not condone it and sends warnings of consequences for downloading illegal material.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
Yes
Many classroom buildings are wireless hot spots. You can also find wireless access in the Mountainlair, Evansdale Library, and Wise Library.
24-Hour Labs?
Yes
At different times throughout the year, the White Hall and the Evansdale labs are open 24 hours a day, mostly during finals and midterms
Charged to Print?
Yes
6 cents per page
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
Discounted software is available through the Office of Information Technology at oit.wvu.edu/software.
Did You Know?
The library has laptops that can be issued out to students to be used in different spots in the building. There is no charge unless they are returned late. This is great for students who want to use a computer while studying.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 101 responses

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  • 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 107 responses

  • 0% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
  • 80% Extremely important, especially when the labs are crowded during semester crunch times.
  • 14% 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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