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3 College Freshman

Technology: I did not use the school printers. I used the computers a few times and they were good.

4 College Senior

Technology: There are some computer labs on campus so if you will be well equipped if you do not have your own computer. The network is very reliable and the wireless access is excellent, never had a problem connecting to the internet wirelessly. The only negative is that the cost of printing/copying is pretty steep.

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3 College Freshman

Technology: I prefer to use my own laptop and print in my room, but that's just me.

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4 College Freshman

Technology: There are lots of computers on campus at various locations. It would be beneficial, I think, to have more printers available, and with color-printing capabilities.

3 College Senior

Technology: The library can lend you computers

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The consensus is that Pepperdine's computer labs are at least satisfactory for most students, although having a personal computer is more convenient. Interestingly, most students do use the labs at least once in a while, even if they have their own personal computers. More than a few students have found using the school's computers to be more expedient than doing their work at home on their PCs. Meanwhile, the Internet connection in the dorms provides enough speed and reliability to satisfy even the more technologically savvy students.

Yes, it is nice to have your own computer. Often, especially around midterms or finals, the computer lab can become deafening with obnoxious, procrastinating banter. And yes, having a laptop with wireless access is especially preferable, as it allows you to take advantage of the University's wireless network. But at Pepperdine you can almost always find an available computer to use, whether in the library, the Writing Center, or, if it's going to be an all-nighter, the 24-hour computer lab in the HAWC.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
Available Campus-wide
24-Hour Labs?
In Howard A. White Center (HAWC)
Charged to Print?
6 cents per page
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office
Did You Know?
Pepperdine recently expanded its wireless Internet network to encompass the entire Seaver campus, including the dorms. Each freshman dorm has its own network, which means faster Internet!

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 92 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 56 responses

  • 7% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
  • 23% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 70% 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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