The Catholic University of America is among the top “teched-out” campuses in the nation, according to PC Magazine and The Princeton Review. CUA occupies the 11th spot in the top-20 list of “most wired” colleges and universities issued in September 2008.
This is the third organization or magazine that has named CUA among the nation’s “most wired” universities in recent years.
PC Magazine’s “Top Wired Colleges” designation honors schools with the most comprehensive technology offerings. To rate the schools, The Princeton Review asked tech-specific questions as part of a survey of schools conducted for its reference publication, The Best 368 Colleges, 2009 Edition. The survey focused on areas such as academics, student resources, infrastructure, wireless networks and tech support.
“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,” says Ziaeddin Mafaher, CUA’s chief information officer. “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.”