Computer Recommendation

For those looking to bring a personal computer to campus, we have some general guidelines to ensure a positive personal computing experience.

 

Consider that hardware purchased as an incoming freshman may need to last for the entire academic career. Please consider investing in hardware that will last and continue to perform well after four or more years.

*Note: These are not requirements, rather guidelines and suggestions. Most computers will work for students.

 

Windows PC
Minimum Recommended
Processor: Core i3 Core i5 or better
RAM: 4 GB 8 GB
Hard Drive: 128 GB SSD 256 GB SSD or larger
Operating System: Windows 7 Windows 10
Wireless: 802.11 G/N 5GHZ Support 802.11 N/AC
Software: Microsoft Office 2013* Microsoft Office 2016*

*Note: Complimentary Office 365 is offered to all current students, faculty, and staff.

Mac
Minimum Recommended
Processor: Core i3 Core i5 or better
RAM: 4 GB 8 GB
Hard Drive: 128 GB SSD 256 GB SSD or larger
Operating System: OS X El Capitan macOS Sierra
Wireless: 802.11 G/N 5GHZ Support 802.11 N/AC
Software: Microsoft Office 2011* Microsoft Office 2016*

*Note: Complimentary Office 365 is offered to all current students, faculty, and staff.