The Catholic University of America

Sept. 4, 2008

Catholic University Is Named A "Top Wired" College


Ratings Released by PC Magazine and The Princeton Review



The Catholic University of America is among the top "teched-out" campuses in the nation, according to PC Magazine and The Princeton Review. The top 20 list-with Catholic University holding the 11th spot-is available in PC Magazine's October issue (on newsstands September 16) and at starting September 4. Catholic University is the only Washington, D.C., area institution on the list.

The "Top 20 Wired Colleges" honors schools with the most comprehensive technology offerings. Princeton Review asked tech-specific questions as part of a survey conducted earlier this year for its annual publication, The Best 368 Colleges, 2009 Edition. The survey focused on areas such as academics, student resources, infrastructure, wireless networks and tech support including questions on everything from advanced computer science programs and online lectures to computer labs and online security.

Ziaeddin Mafaher, CUA's chief information officer, said he is excited about CUA's recognition in this ratings system. "Over the past two years, we have continually added wireless networking coverage on campus, greatly increased our Internet and Internet2 bandwidth, and implemented connectivity services for mobile devices and smart phones," he said. "It is terrific that the university is being recognized for these enhancements, and for our excellent digital media/webcasting services, 24-hour computer lab access and our strong technical support services for students, faculty and staff."

For more details on The Princeton Review's "Most Connected Campuses," visit

PC Magazine's Top Wired Colleges of 2008:

1. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Urbana, Ill.,
2. Kansas State University; Manhattan, Kan.,
3. University of Utah; Salt Lake City, Utah,
4. Bentley College; Waltham, Mass.,
5. Pomona College; Claremont, Calif.,
6. Boston College; Boston, Mass.,
7. Eckerd College; St. Petersburg, Fla.,
8. Hollins University; Roanoke, Va.,
9. Stanford University; Stanford, Calif.,
10. University of Oklahoma; Norman, Okla.,
11. The Catholic University of America; Washington, D.C.,
12. Loyola College; Baltimore, Md.,
13. Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering; Needham, Mass.,
14. Rice University; Houston, Texas,
15. Villanova University; Villanova, Pa.,
16. University of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pa.,
17. University of Southern California; Los Angeles, Calif.,
18. Carnegie Mellon University; Pittsburgh, Pa.,
19. Bowdoin College; Brunswick, Maine,
20. Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Cambridge, Mass.,