Major-Specific Computer Purchase Recommendations for Students


Standard Macintosh, plus:

Geospatial (GSP)

Standard Windows computer, plus:

  • i7-12700 or better processor
  • Dedicated workstation-class graphics card (Nvidia RTX 3xxx series or higher, Nvidia Quadro, or AMD graphics with at least 4GB of video RAM.
  • 32GB RAM
  • 512GB or 1TB or largest solid state hard drive you can afford

Theater, Film and Dance

Standard Macintosh, plus:

  • Recommend 14" or 16" Macbook Pro M2 Pro
  • 32GB RAM
  • 1TB or largest solid state drive you can afford
  • macOS Ventura
  • 32 graphics cores

If you're taking film production classes, additional hardware may be required; contact the department for more information.


Computer Purchasing Recommendations for Students

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