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3 College Junior

Technology: They're okay. The main computer labs are crowded, but once you find the secret computer labs you're fine!

3 College Freshman

Technology: SFSU provides wifi almost everywhere around campus

3 College Freshman

Technology: There never seems to be computers available. If you printed everyday, it would be very expensive. The network is very slow, and you have to constantly be signing into your account.

5 College Sophomore

Technology: in the library, we can borrow laptop which is easy to access.

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3 College Junior

Technology: The network reliability sucks! Sometimes it takes forever to log in, then I get kicked off frequently and have to log back in. It's irritating. The speed is fine when it actually works, though. There are a decent amount of computers, but there are A LOT of students, so it would be wise to bring your own laptop and print at home.

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At San Francisco State, there is no need to worry about not having a computer. Most agree that there seems to be a lot of computer labs; people just need to know where to find them. In nearly every building on campus, there is a computer lab, varying from small (two to 10 computers) to large (100-plus computers), and printing is available at all of these locations. The times these on-campus labs are open often vary; however, during the week they are generally open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.

If you have your own computer or laptop, the entire campus (including all buildings, cafés, and eateries) is equipped with free Wi-Fi that you can access as long as you have your student ID number. Also, in the library, there is a 24-hour computer lab in Annex I.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
Yes
Campus-wide
24-Hour Labs?
Yes
Library (Annex 1)
Charged to Print?
Yes
By loading money onto your student ID, you can print from any on-campus printer for approximately 10 cents per page.
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
Students are eligible to receive discounts on phone services (AT&T), software (Adobe and Microsoft products), and hardware (Dell and Apple products) at the SFSU bookstore.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 203 responses

Very weak
Excellent
  • 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 172 responses

  • 18% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
  • 19% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 62% 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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