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5 College Sophomore

Technology: Completely wireless campus so having a laptop is good. IT is AMAZING!! Both PC and Mac computers all over campus

4 College Freshman

Technology: There is technology everywhere on campus. Many academic buildings have labs available to students with free printing and wifi. I high recommend that you bring your own laptop though for class work and socializing because it is assumed that all students have one. Internet is most always readily available and works well. If not, IT (information technology) is ALWAYS willing to help out for free and has awesome hours!

5 College Freshman

Technology: Awesome! There are computer labs all over campus!

4 College Freshman

Technology: We have free printing in all of the dorms and everyone has there own computer but if a computer is needed the library's have them

5 College Sophomore

Technology: Free printing in dorms and library. Great wireless everywhere.

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Technology is definitely a priority at High Point, and the school provides students with cutting-edge technology for everyday use. Every classroom is equipped with amenities that students and professors might need to enhance their learning experience, including SMART Boards, projectors, state-of-the-art computer labs, and much more. Most students choose to bring their own laptops, for the convenience of taking notes in class. Having a laptop is not required by the school, with computer labs available to students in the Smith Library, third floor University Center, and academic buildings. Printers are also not a necessity since there is free printing across campus. A student might choose to buy his or her own printer simply for the convenience of printing from a dorm room, though.

Generally, you can find a spot in one of the campus libraries, unless it’s near exams. During midterm and finals weeks, the libraries get crowded, and it’s best to get there early if you need to use a school computer. If you do choose to use your own laptop in the library or anywhere else on campus, you can be assured that the wireless connection is extremely reliable. There is very rarely a problem with Internet access because the entire campus is wireless. If you do encounter a problem with your computer, then you can always call the IT department, and trust that they will assist you and fix whatever you need promptly.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
24-Hour Labs?
Smith Library and University Center library
Charged to Print?
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
Students can get discounts for Dell and Apple computers and software through the IT department website.
Did You Know?
The IT department at High Point is great! The office is located in the Norcross Graduate School, on the first floor, and if you stop by or call with questions regarding your computer, the staff is more than happy to help!

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 109 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 69 responses

  • 12% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
  • 46% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 41% 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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