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5 College Student

Technology: The library is filled with the newest technology

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4 College Freshman

Technology: Computers are readily available in the library and in each residential college's computer lab. Internet access is readily available and the network is rarely slow or disconnected.

5 College Sophomore

Technology: You don't need a computer at all (there are a million and one available labs), but the convenience outweighs the cost.

4 College Freshman

Technology: There are enough computers in the library and the residential college labs that you can get by without one. However, most students have their own computer for personal use and schoolwork.

3 College Freshman

Technology: Computers and Wifi is readily available!


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Rice students are among the most geeky and therefore tech-savvy students in America. So naturally, the computers and technology on campus are top-of-the-line. Although students admit that you can get by without your own computer, there are the obvious advantages to owning your own desktop or laptop. On the other hand, Rice has enough labs to go around, and the hours and locations are convenient to all. The labs are popular places to work, as they offer fewer distractions than the residence halls. Overcrowding is rarely a problem, and both Macs and PCs are available.

However, for the sake of convenience, a personal laptop or desktop is highly recommended. High-speed Ethernet and Wi-Fi are available and free to all students, both within the dorms and across campus, and computers are probably the most widely-used form of communication within the Rice community. Since the entire campus is wireless, it is easy to work (or not work) anywhere and any time.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
24-Hour Labs?
All residential labs, Mud, Ryon, and Fondren, and most others are 24 hours if you have access to the building.
Charged to Print?
6 cents per page
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
Students can get discounts on Microsoft products. Softchoice offers Rice students discounts on Adobe software, too.
Did You Know?
Rice and IBM share a strong partnership. So strong in fact that in 2010, IBM donated a $7.6 millon supercomputer that is among the fastest in the world.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 89 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 62 responses

  • 2% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
  • 44% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 55% 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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