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3 College Sophomore

Technology: You should definitely bring your own computer because labs really only exist at King Library. Internet is everywhere though and most teachers don't care if you use your computer in class. Printing is absolutely available, but kind of expensive.

2 College Freshman

Technology: The wi-fi is awful, it was down for days at a time and you'll struggle to find a signal

4 Recent Alumnus

Technology: I didn't often use the on campus computers, instead opting to use my own personal computer, therefore I don't have much experience with these topics.

During crunch times around midterms and finals week, computers were hard to come by. Printing was always very simple and easy to accomplish.

The wireless had it's moments where it would be extremely slow when overloaded with student activity, such as around class registration days. This is to be expected from any network. There were some days where the network was down though throughout my time at Miami.

A personal computer is essential to the student life here to accomplish your work, some classes even require a laptop be brought to each class. A printer is an option for students but a rather good option since it will eventually save you on printing costs.

2 College Freshman

Technology: if you dont have your own computer you are in trouble here

4 College Freshman

Technology: Wireless is good on campus. If you are in an older dorm, it sometimes is slower.


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Most Miami students bring their own computers to school, and the general consensus is that the labs on campus are not crowded—possibly because everyone brings their own! The University provides students with programs to load onto their computers before fall enrollment, and students can also buy a computer through the school with these programs already loaded.

When it comes to using computers in class, there are some classes where most students use one to take notes, while other classes prohibit them while in session. Every building on campus has wireless Internet, which is really convenient, and the library has a printing station in case you don’t have a printer in your room. In general, although they are useful, if a student doesn't own a computer, there are enough places around campus to use or rent one for the afternoon.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
Available on all MU campuses and some green space areas
24-Hour Labs?
King Library
Charged to Print?
10 cents per page
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
Microsoft products purchased in the campus bookstore are discounted. The University also has a software store available at
Did You Know?
  • Eighty percent of Miami's faculty use the online course-management system Blackboard for submitting grades.
  • Miami replaces its computers every four years in the two most centrally-located labs on campus.
  • Students can search for books in Miami libraries online and make electronic reservations.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 226 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 147 responses

  • 2% 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.
  • 83% 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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