written by Emily Seiders, news and communications intern
Miami University has been named one of the nation's "Most Connected Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report and is ranked 68th out of 1,471 schools that supplied data.
U.S. News compiled the connectivity data submitted in order to rank a select number of top schools that offer “advanced Internet connections and online resources.”
The report ranked 278 colleges whose connectivity index was over 50 (out of a possible 100 percent). Miami’s index score was 59.3.
Each college’s connectivity index was calculated based on campus Internet speed, Internet access in residence halls and academic buildings, Internet applications and Internet resources.
According to Miami’s information technology services, 100 percent of residence halls have full wireless coverage as well as an Ethernet port for each resident. Thanks to over 1,800 Cisco wireless access points across campus, wireless network service is available in all Miami buildings and most green space.
Miami’s main web servers receive about 5.4 million visits per year. Additionally, Miami’s email system processes an average of 288,818 messages per day containing over 17 GB of information.