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4 College Sophomore

Technology: Price of printing is great, labs are almost always have space, and speed is fine when running. Wireless sucks unless your in a library or a either net cord. Personal computers are just great purely for convenience, one can be supplied for you. You don't really need a printer.

4 College Freshman

Technology: The computer situation is well up to date, everything is new and improved. There are choices between macs and pcs as well.

2 College Freshman

Technology: WiFi sucks in dorms and pretty much everywhere on campus unless you sit right next to a server or buy your own router

4 College Sophomore

Technology: There are a lot of computer labs around campus. Internet speed is kind of slow sometimes. You don't really need to bring a printer because you can just print papers at the library.

3 College Senior

Technology: Were going through a bit of an updating period, so it's getting a lot better, but a few years ago, the internet and the computers available were the worst.


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For a university that often looks to be stuck in another century (complete with a castle), technology on campus is accessible and well updated. Computers are everywhere. Every main building, as well as all of the residence halls, has computer labs. There are PCs and Macs, most of which are usually in working condition. Access is not a problem. The only problem is congestion and speed. Things are usually fine until everyone decides they need to download the streaming feed of some live TV incident all at once. Finals week is also a headache. Otherwise, ITS is a small task force of students that handles the needs of the entire student body considerably well given the limited resources.

If you still don’t trust the facilities, you can bypass all of the hassle by bringing your own computer and your own printer! Then hot coeds just might be asking you if they can download your hard drive!

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
All academic, residential, and administrative buildings
24-Hour Labs?
Herrick Library, lower level
Charged to Print?
Students get an allowance of 350 black and white pages per semester ($10.50 worth of printing).
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
Alfred has special discounts on Apple and Dell products.
Did You Know?
You can borrow laptops, projectors, digital cameras, zip drives, and wireless cards from IT Services.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 36 responses

Very weak
  • 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 28 responses

  • 7% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
  • 61% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 32% 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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