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May 4, 2023

A laptop is an essential tool for graduate students. It allows them to access online resources, communicate with their professors and peers, and complete their work. Private, public and non-profit universities offer laptops to graduate students because they understand the importance of technology in today’s world. The benefits of such programs include:

  • Increased access to information
  • Improved organization of information
  • Increase in research productivity

In the field of law, Harvard Law School offers a laptop program to help students stay connected and productive while on the go. The school provides MacBook Pro laptops to all incoming students, ensuring that they have access to the latest technology and software. Similarly, in the field of medicine, the University of Michigan Medical School offers a laptop program to help students stay organized and efficient. The school provides Dell laptops to all students, along with software and technical support to help students make the most of their devices.

Graduate School that offer laptops

In addition to Ivy League schools like Harvard and the University of Michigan, many schools in the Big 10 and Pac-12 conferences also offer laptop programs for graduate students. For example, the University of Wisconsin-Madison offers a laptop program for students in the School of Business, providing them with Dell Latitude laptops to help them stay organized and productive. Meanwhile, the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) offers a laptop program for graduate students in the field of engineering, providing them with Dell laptops and a range of software and technical support resources. Other schools in the Big 10 and Pac-12 conferences, such as Ohio State University and the University of Oregon, also offer laptop programs for graduate students in a range of fields, including social sciences, teaching, and public administration.

For those seeking accelerated, competency based graduate degrees, schools in the same peer group as Western Governors University, Walden University and Capella University unfortunately, we could not find any laptop programs. However, Strayer University does provide laptops to eligible students. According to its website, students who enroll in a bachelor’s degree program at any Strayer University location or online and have at least six courses to complete in their program can apply for a new laptop starting spring, summer, or fall 2023. If the students complete three of their first four quarters of enrollment, they can keep the laptop at no additional cost, but if they do not complete three of their first four quarters of enrollment, they will be charged $350 to keep the laptop.

Here are the top 100 schools that offer laptops to graduate students:

Private / Non Profit Schools

1Seton Hill University12Campbellsville University
2Full Sail University13Fontbonne University
3Southern Nazarene University14Martin Methodist College
4Rochester College15Mercer University
5Bethel University16Cornell College
6Wake Forest University17Lamar University
7Drexel University18Lincoln University
8Pace University19Howard University
9Rider University20Marian University
10Stevens-Henager College21National Louis University
11Cameron University  

Public / Land Grant Universities

22University of Alabama at Birmingham62Jackson State University
23University of Alabama in Huntsville63Kansas State University
24University of Central Florida64Kentucky State University
25University of Georgia65Louisiana Tech University
26University of Hawaii at Hilo66Loyola University Chicago
27University of Louisiana at Lafayette67Marshall University
28University of Maine at Presque Isle68Middle Tennessee State University
29University of Maryland University College69Mississippi State University
30University of Miami70Missouri Southern State University
31University of Michigan-Flint71Missouri University of Science and Technology
32University of Missouri72Morehead State University
33University of Nebraska at Kearney73Murray State University
34University of New Hampshire74North Carolina A&T State University
35University of North Carolina Wilmington75North Carolina State University
36University of Northern Iowa76Northern Arizona University
37University of South Carolina77Northern Kentucky University
38University of South Dakota78Northwestern State University of Louisiana
39University of Southern Indiana79Ohio University
40University of Tennessee80Prairie View A&M University
41University of Texas at Austin81Northwest Missouri State University
42University of Texas at Dallas82North Carolina Central University
43University of Wisconsin-Madison83University of North Carolina at Pembroke
44West Virginia University84Northwest Florida State College
45Wilmington University85Wentworth Military Academy and College
46Bowie State University86University of Akron
47California State University, San Bernardino87University of Cincinnati
48Central Connecticut State University88Georgia Southern University
49Delta State University89Southern Illinois University Carbondale
50East Tennessee State University90Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
51Eastern Illinois University91Texas State Technical College
52Eastern Kentucky University92University of Louisville
53Eastern Michigan University93University of Minnesota Twin Cities
54Florida Atlantic University94University of Notre Dame
55Granite State College95University of Southern Mississippi
56Indiana State University96University of Arkansas
57Indiana University Bloomington97University of North Carolina at Charlotte
58Indiana University East98Central Michigan University
59Indiana University South Bend99Florida State University
60Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne100Southern New Hampshire University
61Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis  

Note that laptop programs are subject to change, so it’s always best to check with the school directly to confirm current policies and availability. To find more schools, visit our state directory at My College Laptop.