Pomona College Named to PC Magazine's 2007 Top 20 Wired Colleges
Pomona College has been named as one of the 2007 Top 20 Wired Colleges by PC Magazine, the leading technology publication in the U.S., and The Princeton Review. The list honors colleges with the most comprehensive—in terms of size, scope and quality—computing and technology offerings. The full list with profiles of the top wired campuses will be available in PC Magazine’s issue 1 of 2007, on newsstands December 26, and at go.pcmag.com/wiredcolleges (scheduled to go live on 12/15).
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. Many faculty post course syllabi and readings on the Web, and some courses have their own web pages. 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 self-reported 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.
"At the Princeton Review,” says Robert Franek, vice president, “we know that finding the right-fit school for college bound students is not a matter of brand name recognition, but of quality of education and quality of life. All the schools on our list offer superior access, service, and infrastructure, and by doing so, they go above and beyond to serve those very real student needs."