Dec. 12, 2006 – PC Magazine has recognized the University of Virginia as one of its 2007 Top 20 Wired Colleges.
The survey was conducted jointly between PC Magazine and The Princeton Review. The list is available in Issue 1 of PC Magazine, on newsstands Dec. 26, and at http://go.pcmag.com/wiredcolleges (scheduled to go live Dec. 19), where profiles of the top 20 schools are available. On the site, users can also build charts to compare up to 10 schools, and view the original survey.
“Technology plays an important and enabling role in the quest for knowledge,” noted James Hilton, U.Va.’s vice president and chief information officer. “As such, we are pleased to be identified as a Top 20 Wired University.”
“Cutting-edge technology has become an integral part of the college experience—and something that enables students to have many more marketable skills when they enter the workforce,” said PC Magazine Editor-in-Chief Jim Louderback. “As the foremost resource for computing and electronics news and analysis, PC Magazine is pleased to join forces with The Princeton Review to highlight the tech achievements of colleges.”
The “Top 20 Wired Colleges” honors colleges with the most comprehensive—in terms of size, scope and quality—computing and technology offerings. 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.
For more details on The Princeton Review’s “Most Connected Campuses,” visit the PC Magazine Web site starting Dec. 19.