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4 College Student

Technology: The only bad thing is the printing! We charge a lot for printing!

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4 College Sophomore

Technology: Theyre really great, especially our 24/7 computer labs we have access to at engineering hall. So I always work their if need be

4 College Sophomore

Technology: There are lots of computers available at the libraries on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: The computers in some labs are a bit dated, but most of them are great.

3 College Freshman

Technology: There are a few problems with the internet connection and sometimes it's hard to get online.

1 person found this useful Report

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Bringing a computer is practically an unwritten rule if you plan on attending UC Irvine. Sure, you could technically scrape by using one of the PCs in the plethora of computer labs on campus, but those places fill up fast, especially from late afternoon to evening when everyone is awake and classes are ending for the day. This is a definite problem around midterms and finals when everyone’s papers are due. If you can find a computer, though, it’s good to know that the school’s Internet access and campus network are reliable and rather efficient, all occasional glitches aside.

Not bringing a personal computer could be a major issue if you happen to get stuck waiting in line for a computer to finish a 50-page essay that a number of other students at that lab might be doing as well. And you have to pay to print that essay, so make sure it’s free of typos first. Free printing is another advantage of bringing your own computer and printer with you. If you currently don’t own a computer, the University can set you up on a payment plan for one that is more than adequately priced. Furthermore, a personal computer is essential to students who are prone to all-night cramming sessions. It’s nice to be typing in the warmth of your own room as opposed to having to lug your things across campus during the night to one of the 24-hour computer labs.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
24-Hour Labs?
Engineering Gateway 1140 and 1151
Charged to Print?
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
Ableton Live, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Production Premium, Adobe Soundbooth, Aperture, AutoCAD, Data Rescue, Dragon Naturally Speaking, EndNote, FileMaker, Final Cut, Final Draft, Finale, iLife, iWork, Logic Express, M-Audio, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Mac Speech, Maple, Mathcad, Mathematica, MatLab, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Office for Mac, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Visual Studio, Norton AntiVirus, OmniPage Professional, Poser Pro, QuickBooks, Quicken, Shake, Sibelius, SPSS, Stata, Vegas Movie Studio, Windows Vista, WordPerfect Office
Did You Know?
The research computing support (RCS) department assists both faculty and students with the use of computer resources for efficient scholarly research. Go to for more information.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 313 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 183 responses

  • 9% 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.
  • 72% 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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