YesI'm interested, let this school know MaybeBookmark for later NoShow me better matches What does it mean to express interest?
Oops! There was an error.

Reload the page and try again.

Saving your interest We will attempt to notify this school of your interest. This school has been saved to your schools listyour schools list. This school has been removed from your recommended schools list.
For more schools, visit your recommended schools list.



{{ error }}
3 College Junior

Technology: Almost all Macs. Not very PC friendly.

8 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Technology: Computer services is pretty excellent.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Technology: You can get wireless internet almost all over campus. I've found this really convenient for my phone bill, because I can get a minimal data plan.
Unless you are crazy about printing everything, you really don't need a printer. Printers are all over campus, and you get a decent amount of printing credit to begin with. I printed only when I had to, and ended up with a lot of money left over. The speed has never been an issue; I could easily stream Netflix any time of the day.
Some words of warning, however: Like many campuses, Reed is really strict on illegally downloading copyrighted content. You can get you internet suspended for a week or two for torrenting a single song. So be careful there.

12 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Technology: lots of computers, almost always one available, mostly macs.

4 College Freshman

Technology: Great Except for Printing – The labs are really great and there's almost always a computer open in the library and/or the ETC, and typically there are both Apples and PC's available. Each works very well and is rather state-of-the-art in components. Classrooms are also well-endowed tech-wise. The only real annoying aspect of computers at Reed I've encountered is printing fees: 8 cents per page. That may not seem like a lot, but it sure adds up when you've got a professor who's making you print out every 30+ page reading and bring it to class.


{{review.SectionLabel}} at {{review.EntityName}}:

{{review.Votes}} found this useful - Did you? Was this useful? Yes Report

Sorry, there are no reviews.

  • {{settings.pageNumber}} of {{settings.maxPages}}
  • Pages:
  • ... {{page}}

Student Author OverviewWhat's this?

View student contributors

In the past, the campus computer situation yearned for a massive overhaul. Now, the computer situation around campus presents students with countless new-age computing options. From the Educational Technology Center to the wireless networking that exists throughout a majority of the campus, Reed's revamped computer situation and computer labs allow students numerous opportunities to further their education around campus without having to own a computer. Although students do believe the computer labs to be an excellent resource, most agree that owning a computer makes the Reed experience much more convenient. Additionally, if you own a computer, Reed's Computer User Services (CUS) willingly assists anyone with any queries at virtually any hour, making troubleshooting problems a breeze.

Reed outfits nearly every classroom with a new computer, as well, allowing professors to take advantage of numerous multimedia resources. Beyond all the services that CIS provides, they also train and designate a number of Terminal Watchers (T-Watchers) whose main job is to assist other students with technological troubleshooting. In short, computers at Reed used to be lacking, but now, they blaze a trail in accessibility, assistance, and overall ease of use.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
Available in almost all buildings and some outdoor areas
24-Hour Labs?
Informational Resource Centers (IRCs) in the Educational Technology Center
Charged to Print?
8 cents for black and white, 35 cents for color; first $20 free each year. Seniors are given $40.
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
Discounted software is available at the bookstore and through Computing & Information Services.
Did You Know?
  • Steve Jobs, the Macintosh guru, donated a collection of Apple computers to Reed. Jobs, who attended Reed at one point, maintained a connection with the school.
  • Reed's Computing & Information Services uses a lottery system to allocate their computers to a decent number of students who do not own computers.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 20 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 15 responses

  • 20% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
  • 40% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 40% Extremely important, especially when the labs are crowded during semester crunch times.
  • 0% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
pageviews remaining

Non-registered users are limited to 5 school profile page views per month.

Register for free to gain full access!