UI named top wired college in country by PC Magazine

By Compiled Patrick Wade

PC Magazine, with assistance from The Princeton Review, named the University the No. 1 high-tech college in the nation.

The University took the top spot over from Villanova University, which dropped to No. 15 on the list.

PC Magazine noted in its story, which was published Wednesday, that the University is deep with unique technology courses – notably parallel computing and data mining.

The article did note that it is “a shame,” however, that only 1 percent of the University’s 5,000-acre campus has outdoor wireless access.

The University jumped to the top of the list after coming in the No. 6 spot in 2007.

Check The Daily Illini next week for a follow-up on the ranking.