Computers

Location
Bowling Green, KY
Undergrads
14,315
Tuition (in-state)
$22,248 ($8,722)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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4 College Sophomore

Computers: I have my own laptop, so I don't deal with the computer labs much. But, the labs are great and the workers are very helpful.

3 College Junior

Computers: Computers are good, but the labs have a tendency to get full at times. Printing is top-notch. Wireless access is great.

4 College Senior

Computers: Not bad at all mass media is great.

4 College Freshman

Computers: Having a 24/7 computer/printing lab is the best thing for late nights. The wireless access can be very annoying and they also don't allow wireless printers.

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3 College Freshman

Computers: Sometimes the wireless connection can be very unreliable or slow. Usually, however there are enough computers on campus to print documents. It is recommended that you still have a laptop of your own

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 71st
    Best Network Reliability
  • 76th
    Best Computer Availability
  • 121st
    Best Wireless Availability
  • 171st
    Fastest Internet

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Getting a laptop before going to college is becoming a rite of passage for students, and it is no different at WKU. Many students choose to bring their recently purchased laptops with them to college. While it is not completely necessary, it is definitely recommended. Clearly, it is much easier to be able to do work on your own computer rather than being constrained to a computer lab all of the time (not to mention the extra Facebook time you get if you have your own computer). Owning a computer guarantees that students will have access to what they need at all times without worrying about the slight chance that no computers will be available.

However, it is still very possible to come to campus without a computer. There are computer labs in nearly every academic building on campus, available for writing papers, doing research, checking e-mail, or just surfing the Web. Some are open only during "regular business hours," one is open until midnight, and another is available 24 hours a day. Some labs have printing services available, and each student gets a printing allowance, so it is very possible to save money by not buying a printer or ink cartridges!  

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
Yes
Anywhere on campus
24-Hour Labs?
Yes
Mass Media and Technology Hall
Charged to Print?
No
Students are given a printing allowance of $75 for the whole year at 5 cents a page. If students go over that amount (which would be pretty hard), they have to pay.
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
A student discount is available on Microsoft products.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 91 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 100 responses

  • 1% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
  • 46% Extremely important, especially when the labs are crowded during semester crunch times.
  • 34% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 19% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
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