Computer Recommendations

Although computer labs are available for student use, over 90% of incoming freshmen choose to bring their own computer. Both Mac and PC platforms work on our campus network.

The specs below are what IT recommends for new computers. Many older computers also work well in our computing environment, as long as they have networking capabilities.

Recommended operating systems:

The recommended Operating System on the Missouri S&T campus is Windows 10*. However, a Mac with a version of the OSX operating system may be used on campus as long as Microsoft Office is compatible with the platform.

Recommended software:


*The campus standard is a 64-bit operating system. A 64-bit operating system version will be needed if you would like to be able to use more than 4 GB of RAM.