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5 Recent Alumnus

Technology: There are computers everywhere. Each student is alotted 250 black and white prints a semester at one specific lab, but aside from that printing cost is fairly affordable. Having a laptop is important though if note taking is easier to type for the student. Wifi is everywhere.

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5 College Junior

Technology: Being a computer science student at UF I can honestly say that the network that UF provides and the technology in its labs are some of the best in the country.

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3 College Junior

Technology: The library has computers but people will sit at the tables with computers even when they bring their own. Still, there would not be enough computers for every one. We get 200 free printing pages every semester

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4 College Sophomore

Technology: I have had little to no difficulties with the network.

4 College Junior

Technology: Printing is great on campus-- we get a certain amount of free black and white prints each semester. I have yet to run out of free prints.

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You are going to need a laptop in college—it's that simple. When it's finals time, your laptop will become your best friend. After a 3 a.m. Starbucks run, when you are drooling over your textbooks in a caffeine-laced state of mind, you will want to check out Facebook for a break, and it's easiest to have a laptop for this.

The great thing about computer access is that every dorm on campus has wireless high-speed connection capabilities. You can have your computer in your lap while you study without having to sit in a desk that is smaller than your body! The great thing about computer access on campus is that if your computer ever gets a virus, there are computer technicians to help your computer to a fast recovery.

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
Yes
Available in many locations all over campus
24-Hour Labs?
Yes
Architecture 118, near Broward Hall and Burger King
Charged to Print?
No
Printing at the regular printers is free.
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
Microsoft Office
Did You Know?
Plotters are high-quality color printers with large-scale printouts. You need to talk to a technology consultant in order to use them. They cost $3 per linear foot.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 574 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 413 responses

  • 4% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
  • 12% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 84% 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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