Hampton Ranked No. 6 on ‘Most Connected Campuses’ ListNEW YORK
According to the Princeton Review, Hampton University is among the top tier of schools in the 2003 “Most Connected Campuses” survey. As the only historically Black school listed in the top 25, Hampton tied for sixth place with three other schools, according to the survey.
Other historically Black schools in the survey, which included 351 leading four-year institutions in the United States, included Howard University, tied with six other schools for 30th place; Tuskegee University and Morehouse College, tied with several others for 250th place; Florida A&M University at 308th place; Fisk University at 350th place; and Spelman College at the 351st place.
To identify the colleges, the Princeton Review collected responses from 106,000 college students from the 351 colleges, as well as data from campus administrators. Criteria included the student/computer ratio, wireless access on campus, the breadth of the computer science curriculum and comments from campus students. Officials say that the survey included queries, such as “does the school offer courses in new areas of technology such as computer security, videogame design, virtual reality or robotics?” or “does the school Web site support streaming video and audio?”
At the top of the list is Hoboken, N.J.’s, Stevens Institute of Technology. “Stevens arms undergrads with Hewlett-Packard Compaq Armada EV0 N800C notebook computers customized for the Stevens network. With those laptops, students can access the Internet from wireless locations outside campus buildings, the cafeteria, even outdoors on the lawn,” according to Forbes.com, which recently published the Princeton Review survey.
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