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5 College Sophomore

Technology: Every incoming freshman gets a new high tech laptop that they keep until their junior year when they trade it in for a new laptop. The laptop are amazing, definitely a huge benefit of going to seton hall. Wireless access is great!

4 College Freshman

Technology: The computers given this year were great but then they seemed to have a lot of problems as the year continued. Tech Services didn't do much.

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4 College Sophomore

Technology: They give you computers every two years and are always available to help if you have any problems with it.

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2 College Junior

Technology: The school does provide lap tops however the network and wifi are poor at best

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4 College Freshman

Technology: its nice that everyone gets a computer but i wish there was an opt out option


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The computer system at Seton Hall is parallel to none, as each student is required to enlist in the school's Mobile Computing program. This program provides every student a laptop, which includes all the toys you could hope for. Having your own laptop is great because there is no high-demand to use the computer labs, and most classrooms, and every dorm room, have Ethernet hook-ups. You probably will not need to use the Ethernet jacks, however, as Seton Hall has made the whole school wireless, so you are free to roam the Internet even on the Green. The program has great features like e-mail, as well as memory space on the main server. If your laptop is not working, or your buddy spills something on it, all you have to do is take it to PC Support, and they will fix any problem free of charge.

Computers are often brought to classes and are set up, so everybody in the same class has the ability to see the work that you are doing, kind of like a chat room. The drawback is that it is not free to enroll into the program, and if you lose your laptop, or it gets stolen (not uncommon), you have to pay for it. While deciding what to bring with you to college, a printer is an invaluable investment, and will make you pretty popular with the people on your floor. The computer labs are rarely full, but since they are the only places where you can print your homework, do not think you can just mosey in there five minutes before class and find one available.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
24-Hour Labs?
Charged to Print?
10 cents per page in dormitories, free in academic buildings
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
Did You Know?
  • You receive a new laptop freshman year when you walk in the door, then you get to upgrade it when you enter into your junior year.
  • Seton Hall Technical Services offers a $100 rebate every semester upon completion of an online computer test.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 133 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 74 responses

  • 3% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
  • 5% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 23% Extremely important, especially when the labs are crowded during semester crunch times.
  • 69% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
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