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2 College Freshman

Technology: wifi is terrible & slow & barely works

3 College Freshman

Technology: They are pretty average, they get the job done right

2 College Freshman

Technology: Our wifi on campus goes in and out regularly.

3 College Junior

Technology: Our ITS department is very dependable, and computers are readily available for those who need it. However, the speed of several of the WiFi networks leave much to be desired and can sometimes be unusable.

3 College Sophomore

Technology: There are multiple areas to print, so there is never really a waiting for a printer.

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There are several small computer labs on campus where students have access to Macs and PCs as well as the Internet. These labs aren't ever really crowded because most people have their laptops to use. Mostly, when students do use the computer labs, they go to utilize their $30 printing money or for movie editing software. Information Technology Services is the place to go if you're having difficulties connecting to the school's network or if you just need troubleshooting advice. The people who work in ITS are often very helpful when it comes to minor problems with software or the network, but that's as far as their help extends.

Agnes's network isn't awful, but it can't always be trusted to function properly. While the Wi-Fi services offered are better than they were in previous years, the wireless connectivity still runs at a snail's pace. There are several Wi-Fi networks available on campus, WoofWoof being the most reliable. It never goes out, while Scottie Wi-Fi goes in and out of range, and signs people off after a certain amount of connected time. The Ethernet connection is always reliable; the speed is slightly better than the Wi-Fi connections, so it's an overall better choice when working on Internet projects.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
Yes
Campus-wide
24-Hour Labs?
Yes
Center for Writing and Speaking
Charged to Print?
Yes
Students are charged 6 cents per double-sided black-and-white page and 12 cents per double-sided, colored page. Students receive $30 at the beginning of the year for printing during the academic year.
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
Agnes Scott College partners with Apple, GovConnection.com, and Varsitybuys.com to offer students special pricing on Apple and Microsoft software and computers. Also, if you're in the market for software and/or hardware, Apple and Microsoft give all college students discounts on their products. Apple gives a 10 percent discount on software, computers, and some accessories, while Microsoft sells its Office Professional Academic 2010 software for $99.95 to students. Microsoft's software is inclusive of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access.
Did You Know?
  • Agnes has a production studio with access to closed cable broadcasting as well as video editing software and video tape conversion.
  • Most dorms on campus have a computer lab. These labs usually consist of several computers and a printer.
  • There are two computer labs in McCain Library: the Center for Writing and Speaking, and the Technology Production Studio.
  • While you are at Agnes, you will have access to both Apple computers and PCs.
  • Agnes has a cyber cafĂ©, a business center, and career planning office that have computers available for student use in Alston Student Center. These computers are available 24 hours a day.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 42 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 31 responses

  • 0% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
  • 52% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 48% Extremely important, especially when the labs are crowded during semester crunch times.
  • 0% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
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