PC Magazine Names Pomona to List of the Top 20 Wired Colleges
Pomona College has been named as one of the 2007 Top 20 Wired Colleges by PC Magazine and The Princeton Review. The list honors colleges with the most comprehensive—in terms of size, scope and quality—computing and technology offerings.
Highlights of Pomona College’s technology include free gigabit Ethernet access for all campus network connections including the residence halls, ubiquitous wireless access to the network, 24-hour computer labs, and a high percentage of classrooms equipped with technology teaching stations. PC Magazine also noted that an unusually high percentage of Pomona students were using technology based on the number of students who were on Facebook, had contributed to Wikipedia, and other activity.
To identify the honorees, The Princeton Review surveyed college administrators from the schools featured in the 2007 edition of the Princeton Review’s college guide, Best 361 Colleges. The criteria focused on three main areas of technology: Academics, Student Resources, and Infrastructure; and included questions on everything from faculty computer training to streaming media from the college's radio or television station to the types of tech support available to students on a 24-7 basis.