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4 College Freshman

Technology: Sometimes the internet crashes, but when it's up and running, it's great.

4 College Junior

Technology: The internet usually works really well. Printing is not expensive. The tech people are always willing to help. However, there are many teachers on campus who do not allow the use of computers in the classroom.

4 College Freshman

Technology: I usually use my own computer but the campus computers are awesome too

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3 College Freshman

Technology: I thought that the computer labs were speedy and reliable, but the only problem was the testing center, which became crowded during testing time and I wish that they weren't so crowded because it was hard to bet your test done.

4 College Freshman

Technology: The computers on campus are very up to date and they even had Microsoft employees going around talking about the new Windows 8 and 8.1, so this is something that is growing very well on campus. The wireless connection is pretty good everywhere you go on campus.


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The school has many computer labs throughout the campus. Most of these computers have the latest software installed for students to get a cutting edge education. Each building has a lab specific to the degrees taught within that building. The visual media lab will have Macintosh computers with Adobe Photoshop and other media tools installed, whereas the accounting lab will have PC computers, Microsoft Office Pro, and TaxWorks installed for accounting classes.

Most areas within the campus have Wi-Fi hotspots where students may log onto high speed Internet with their laptops. The school recently initiated a program for every student to obtain a laptop for their education. This program requires students to buy a laptop, but will assist students in need with discounts and financial aid. The school has invested many resources into technology for students so that they graduate equipped with knowledge of the latest trends for their careers. Almost all classrooms come standard with a projector and a computer for the teacher to present a wide range of material. Students are encouraged to work together on projects and presentations, where they come together with new ideas and solutions.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
There is access to wireless Internet in all of the buildings on campus. At some parts of campus, you can even access the Internet outside.
24-Hour Labs?
Because of the enforced curfew at BYU-Idaho, all campus labs are closed before midnight.
Charged to Print?
Black and white prints are four cents a page; color prints are 50 cents a page. Special print projects that are custom-sized or involve a different style of paper are priced based on your selection.
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
Students are given special discounts for certain programs offered through the BYU-Idaho bookstore and depending on your needs for certain classes. Microsoft Word and the Adobe creative programs are given at student prices. And, if you're taking a certain class, you can qualify for discounted software. For example, a computer information technology course may require a type of software that you can receive at a lower rate.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 414 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 258 responses

  • 6% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
  • 14% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 81% 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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