Computers

Location
Kalamazoo, MI
Undergrads
16,303
Tuition (in-state)
$23,262 ($9,982)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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4 College Senior

Computers: The computers are pretty reliable at Western, of course sometimes in every electronic system, there are glitches, break downs etc. but over all the network is pretty fast, it's better in some places than others etc.

5 College Sophomore

Computers: There is an abundance of computers on campus, there is never a time when you can not find an available space. Even during finals you can always find a computer.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: The number of free prints is great! 500/semester

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3 College Junior

Computers: Wireless access is sometimes sporadic and you can sometimes get disconnected. You get 500 free prints every semester in the computer labs.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: You have wifi everywhere on campus. There are a million computer labs on campus and they aren't noisy or crowded for the most part. You get 500 free prints every semester. Everyone needs their own laptop if you don't live on campus just for your own personal use and easiness of access

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 38th
    Best Computer Availability
  • 276th
    Best Wireless Availability
  • 341st
    Best Network Reliability
  • 419th
    Fastest Internet

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Eric DiManno
Hometown
Sterling Heights
Major
Creative Writing
Grad Year
2012
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Western has a variety of computer labs located all over campus. There are PC and Mac computers with all different types of software and programs available for student use, depending on the needs. Plus, the entire campus is wireless, with connectivity available both inside of all buildings and around campus grounds. If students have issues with their computers, they can take them to TotalTECH, the campus computer store located in the Bernhard Center.

In terms of technological amenities, students are allowed 500 free pages per semester; however, if one passes that limit, he or she is charged 10 cents per black and white page, and 25 cents per color page. On certain days, such as Mondays and Wednesdays, finding a computer may be difficult, as many students are in the labs.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
Yes
Campus-wide
24-Hour Labs?
Yes
Charged to Print?
No
Students are allowed 500 free pages a semester, but after that, it's 10 cents per page. No one ever goes over their semester limit, though.
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
Hardware and software can be purchased at student discounts from TotalTECH, the campus computer store.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 132 responses

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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 138 responses

  • 1% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
  • 60% Extremely important, especially when the labs are crowded during semester crunch times.
  • 29% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 10% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
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