Student Life

How Wired are UW Students?

Technology is an intrinsic part of campus life.

Students rely on computers, cell phones, and other devices to make the most of their academic and social lives, according to an annual survey conducted by the Division of Information Technology to monitor technology use trends.

24% own handheld devices

93% own laptops

80% use social networks every day

83% text message every day

52% rarely or never back up important data

81% use mp3 players every day

Published in the Winter 2009 issue


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