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College-Specific Recommendations

Westphal College of Media Arts and Design

The Westphal College publishes its own recommended computer configurations.

College of Engineering

The College of Engineering recommends incoming students to have a Windows or Mac OS laptop.

Students purchasing Macintosh should be prepared to partition the hard drive to run Windows. Some Engineering software is only available for Windows. Partitioning software such as Parallels and VMWare Fusion are available directly from the vendors; you can purchase Windows from JourneyEd via DrexelOne at


  • Dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n with 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz built in. Reliable top speeds and Security require 5 GHz.

Airport Wireless for Mac meets the Wireless requirements.

Graphics Media Accelerator:

  • Three year minimum extended warranty