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2 College Junior

Technology: You definitely need to bring a computer/laptop unless you want to go to the library everyday which is the farthest building from everything on campus. The network is very hard to stay connected to which gets in the way when you are taking an online test.

3 College Sophomore

Technology: Hampton University is a difficult school to attend if you are not a very driven and motivated person. Follow up and follow through is imperative, as it falls heavily on the student to keep track of their academic progress and financial statements. The "paper trail" of a student's tenure is notorious for getting muddled at HU just before a student is to graduate, resulting in chaos if that student has not been diligent about keeping a solid record of their efforts at HU.

3 College Freshman

Technology: If students are in the library or buildings with accessible wi-fi, internet connections are fast and convenient. However, wi-fi in the dorms are extremely poor and require ethernet cords to access the internet (dorm rooms). Computer labs and work study areas are convenient throughout the campus.

3 College Freshman

Technology: Has its moments but it's ok

3 College Freshman

Technology: At moments it is hard to use because it may be crowded in the library.


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The computers on campus are thankfully up to date with the latest software that will allow typing documents, constructing figures and graphs, and being in sync with the new technology of our day. The ATM, Academic Technology Mall, located in the very attractive and up-to-date Harvey Library, supplies students with all the materials needed for everything from completing their essays for English class to composing a portfolio for a business class. There are computers on all of the five floors of the library. The only downfall is that the library is not open 24 hours. However, there is Internet access in every dorm room, and there is a technician located on campus to aid in repairs. Students are required to pay to print, but the pricing is reasonable. Internet speed is pretty good, but there are restrictions of what can be accessed through the University to prevent viruses and system crashes. Students can access the Internet from any building on campus, including the dormitories and the student center, through a wireless or Ethernet connection. The University provides a Hampton email for each and every student.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
24-Hour Labs?
Charged to Print?
5 cents per page
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
Symantec AntiVirus, Windows
Did You Know?
  • Hampton received 150 new Dell computers in 2002 upon the opening of the new journalism building.
  • Hampton University began charging students to print in 2003 because of abuse of free printing privileges.
  • In 2004, Hampton University was recognized by Princeton Reivew/ as one of America's most connected Universities. This recognition comes after Hampton had been cited in 2000 and 2001, as one of Yahoo's Most Wired 100 Colleges and Universities. Hampton began to wire all of its residence halls, academic halls, and administrative offices in 1999 and completed the entire campus in nine months.
  • There are 235 open, wired network connections in the library.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 169 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 137 responses

  • 5% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
  • 12% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 82% Extremely important, especially when the labs are crowded during semester crunch times.
  • 1% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.


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