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3 College Sophomore

Technology: Computers are usually not free during the day, if you want to print before class go 20 mins early

3 College Freshman

Technology: The Wifi here can be unreliable at times - especially in one of the dorms. Always use ethernet!

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5 College Student

Technology: I love the wifi here, and the tech staff are super nice.

4 College Freshman

Technology: The school has a lot of resources and up to this point I have never had any problems.

4 College Freshman

Technology: Computers and printing systems are great. The connection was always messing up, especially at times where I needed the internet. I have to re-sign in very frequently to access the internet even on my own laptop.

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With a computer lab in almost every academic building, students can always find available computers on which to work. The labs in Coykendall Science Building and Old Library are furnished with sleek new Mac computers. While computers may be plentiful, there never seem to be enough printers. This can be an issue when students are rushing to print out papers and readings before class, and there are huge lines in front of the printers.

Students should definitely bring their own laptops to school, but they need not lug them around campus; in addition to computers in the labs, the Sojourner Truth Library loans laptops to students. All of the New Paltz academic buildings have Wi-Fi access, so if you do bring your computer with you to class, logging on to the Internet is never a problem. For students living on campus, dorms without wireless access provide Ethernet cables, so students can log into the University's network from pretty much anywhere on campus. Some dorms are also equipped with small computer areas.

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Wireless Access
Charged to Print?
Students are given a 400-page print quota each semester.
Did You Know?
The Student Help Desk, located in the Humanities Building, provides free technical support for student laptops. You can drop your laptop off with the computer experts at the desk or send them an email with your technological query!

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 95 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 66 responses

  • 8% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
  • 39% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 53% 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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