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4 College Junior

Technology: The service is really good

3 College Senior

Technology: I have my own laptop so I only use the school computers when I need a specific program on one of them. Sometimes you have to search if it's crowded but I usually end up finding a computer when I need one. There are hundreds of them in the library alone.

5 College Sophomore

Technology: Their are plenty of computer labs all over the campus in different buildings.

3 College Senior

Technology: There are some computers but it can be hard to get one but one of the biggest problems I had when i lived on campus was that the wireless internet can really suck sometimes

3 College Junior

Technology: There are a number of computer labs on campus, but signing into the campus network can be very difficult sometimes.


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In Towson, students are not required to lease or own a computer, but many students agree that it is much more convenient to bring a one to school. Many professors at Towson require students to submit many typed assignments, so it would be difficult for a student to not have a computer. However, a student will be safe without one, since there are so many computers on campus. Towson also offers many labs aside from the computers in Cook Library, and as soon as a student chooses a major, they are often allowed access to that department’s computer lab.

Although the labs are easy to utilize on campus, many students agree that they get crowded during finals and certain hours of the day. Nonetheless, the general agreement about computers is that they are used on a daily basis and are necessary for plenty of assignments, which is why having your own computer could make your experience easier. But, a student could be fine without a computer if they are willing to go to a computer lab for their assignments.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
The entire campus is wireless.
24-Hour Labs?
Cook Library is open 24 hours during finals week.
Charged to Print?
10 cents per page, but some computer labs allow a certain number of free prints if you are in a certain major.
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
Adobe Acrobat Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Director, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Flash, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Endnote, Final Draft, Finale, Microsoft Visual Studio Pro, Movie Magic ScreenWriter, Norton Anti-Virus, QuarkXPress, SPSS Student
Did You Know?
  • "Towson Unplugged," one of the largest wireless networks in the Baltimore metro area, spans the campus' 328 acres. This means that you can check your e-mail at the Den while getting lunch with some friends.
  • Towson University was the first in the region to provide free campus WiFi access to its students, faculty, and staff members. It has since expanded its wireless coverage to provide free WiFi access to the greater Towson community, as well.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 211 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 130 responses

  • 6% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
  • 18% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 75% 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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