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College-Specific Computer Recommendations

Below are a list of recommendations or links from a few of the colleges at Drexel. If your college is not listed, please follow the general recommendations that IRT provides.

LeBow College of Business

LeBow requires incoming students to have a Windows or Mac OS laptop. See Note for Apple Users.

In addition, LeBow offers certain programs for students that are enrolled in specific classes. Your instructor will provide more information about how to obtain the software when enrolled in their class.

College of Engineering

The College of Engineering requires incoming students to have a Windows or Mac OS laptop. See Note for Apple Users.

Requirements

  • Wireless: Dual-band 802.11ac/a/n with 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz built in. Reliable top speeds and Security require 5 GHz. Airport for Mac meets the Wireless requirements.
  • Graphics Media Accelerator
  • Three-year Minimum Extended Warranty

College of Nursing and Health Professions

CNHP publishes its own recommended computer configurations.

Westphal College of Media Arts and Design

The Westphal College publishes its own recommended computer configurations.


Important Note for Apple Users

Students purchasing Macintosh laptops that may need to run Windows software must be prepared to partition their drive using BootCamp or run virtualization software such as Parallels or VMWare--and then INSTALL MICROSOFT WINDOWS BEFORE ARRIVING ON CAMPUS. Some Engineering software is only available for Windows. See the JourneyEd link in DrexelOne on the Drexel tab for availability of virtualization software and Windows. Information about BootCamp can be found here: https://www.apple.com/support/bootcamp.