Top 50 Wireless College Campus’ in the USA 2005 Results

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It’s very important to be connected to the web while on campus as universities move more and more to distributing grades, class material and even full class lectures online.  So which university makes it easiest to send an email to your professor while eating lunch in the student union? 

The survey for top 50 wireless schools was conducted by Intel and according to their survey Ball State University in Muncie Indiana tops the list.  98% of the top 50 campuses are covered by a wireless network.  That’s up from 64% in 2004.

While last year many campuses had minimal wireless network deployment, this year’s survey reveals that students are more likely to be enjoying the benefits of campus life, unwired. On average, 98 percent of the top 50 campuses are covered by a wireless network, up from 64 percent in 2004, with 74 percent having 100 percent wireless network coverage on campus, up from just 14 percent last year.

2005 Rank
University
City, State
1
Ball State University Muncie, IN
2
Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI
3
University of Akron Akron, OH
4
Dartmouth College Hanover, NH
5
Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA
6
Bridgewater State College Bridgewater, MA
7
St. John’s University Queens, NY
8
Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH
9
Bryant University Smithfield, RI
10
Trinity University San Antonio, TX
11
Sacred Heart University Fairfield, CT
12
University of Central Oklahoma Edmond, OK
13
California State University, Monterey Bay Seaside, CA
14
United States Military Academy West Point, NY
15
Purdue University West Lafayette, IN
16
Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
17
University of Dayton Dayton, OH
18
Oklahoma Christian University Oklahoma, OK
19
Northern Michigan University Marquette, MI
20
Coppin State University Baltimore, MD
21
University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN
22
SUNY College of Technology at Alfred Alfred, NY
23
United States Air Force Academy USAFA, CO
24
Winona State University Winona, MN
25
College of Charleston Charleston, SC
26
Dallas Baptist University Dallas, TX
27
Rockhurst University Kansas City, MO
28
Georgia College & State University Milledgeville, GA
29
Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, NC
30
DePauw University Greencastle, IN
31
Azusa Pacific University Azusa, CA
32
Centenary College Hackettstown, NJ
33
Mills College Oakland, CA
34
Iona College New Rochelle, NY
35
University of Houston-Downtown Houston, TX
36
University of South Carolina Aiken Aiken, SC
37
Charleston Southern University Charleston, SC
38
Occidental College Los Angeles, CA
39
Hampton University Hampton, VA
40
Greenville College Greenville, IL
41
University of Washington, Bothell Bothell, WA
42
Webb Institute Glen Cove, NY
43
Northwest Nazarene University Nampa, ID
44
Lawrence Technological University Southfield, MI
45
American University Washington, D.C.
46
Queens College/CUNY Flushing, NY
47
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering Needham, MA
48
College of William and Mary Williamsburg, VA
49
Colorado College Colorado Springs, CO
50
St. Cloud State University St. Cloud, MN

Survey findings are based on the percentage of each college campus that is covered by wireless technology, the number of undergraduate students and the computer to student ratio for each school. The study examined schools with student bodies of more than 1,000. Data was gathered through university interviews, review of public documents and additional industry sources; the “America’s Most Connected Campuses” ranking conducted by Princeton Review and published in Forbes; and an online survey that schools completed between May 1 and Sept. 1, 2005, which was executed by the Center for Digital Education and Intel Corporation.

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