YesI'm interested, let this school know MaybeBookmark for later NoShow me better matches What does it mean to express interest?
Oops! There was an error.

Reload the page and try again.

Saving your interest We will attempt to notify this school of your interest. This school has been saved to your schools listyour schools list. This school has been removed from your recommended schools list.
For more schools, visit your recommended schools list.



{{ error }}
4 College Junior

Technology: I definitely need my own laptop, but a major without a lot of writing assignments might be able to get by with only the school/library computers. If your major has a lot of printing, things can get expensive.

4 College Junior

Technology: the system at school is okay.

2 College Student

Technology: HawkWifi is a serious problem. I may fail a class because my internet dropped in the middle of an exam.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Technology: The big problem with our school is the wireless internet! It's the joke of the school and lets you down a lot but its honestly not as bad as it's made out to be. The computer availability is great in the library and they even have mac computers!

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Technology: We have a lot of computers to use but when exams kick in it is really hard to find one most of the time.


{{review.SectionLabel}} at {{review.EntityName}}:

{{review.Votes}} found this useful - Did you? Was this useful? Yes Report

Sorry, there are no reviews.

  • {{settings.pageNumber}} of {{settings.maxPages}}
  • Pages:
  • ... {{page}}

Student Author OverviewWhat's this?

View student contributors

UNCW is definitely a tech-friendly university. The campus is nearly 100 percent wireless and has an extremely reliable network; plus, it's accepting of both Macs and PCs. A lot of students bring their own laptops to school, and when purchasing a computer, some great student discounts are offered through the University. Even if a student decides not to bring a laptop to campus, connection to the "cyber world" is not a problem. Students can check out Macs, PCs, and even chargers and headphones from equipment checkout in the library and Fisher Student Center for up to four hours. There are also a lot of computers located around campus, including multiple computer labs in the libraries, academic buildings, and residence halls. Computer labs in the library do fill up quickly, though, especially during the day and around final exams.

Whether it's computer or no computer, both options are feasible for students. TAC, the on-campus technology assistance center, is a very helpful resource. It can offer support for a lot of software issues and help with University programs, such as Blackboard. B1NAR1ES is the campus technology store and is the place for students to bring any hardware issues. Printers are located throughout the campus and are reliable and convenient. Students are automatically provided with $8 worth of printing each semester on their UNCW One Card. That's about 100 black and white prints. It's really simple to add more print credits, which is especially important for English majors, so there's no need for a personal printer!

Facts & Statistics

Wireless Access
Everywhere on campus, with maybe less reliability in a few small locations (e.g., the track) that would never need Wi-Fi anyways.
24-Hour Labs?
There are computers in the residence halls that are open 24/7.
Charged to Print?
It is 8 cents to print a black and white page. Color pages are 40 cents to print. Students are automatically given $8 worth of prints each semester, which equals 100 prints.
Special Software & Hardware Discounts
Special and exclusive prices are offered for UNCW students through Apple and Dell. There's no need to purchase any extra antivirus software, as it is free through the University. Major discounts are available on Microsoft Office applications and Windows 7 at B1NAR1ES, UNCW's on-campus technology store and repair center.

Student Polls

Rate computers on the following subjects    Based on 130 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 77 responses

  • 13% Don't waste your money; there are plenty of computers to use on campus.
  • 26% Not necessary for school work but relatively important for socializing and entertainment.
  • 61% Extremely important, especially when the labs are crowded during semester crunch times.
  • 0% The school supplies each student with their own laptop.
pageviews remaining

Non-registered users are limited to 5 school profile page views per month.

Register for free to gain full access!