Student Computing Requirements for UF

Computer access is integral to a student’s success. The University of Florida approved a Student Computing Requirements Policy to ensure students are prepared to handle their coursework.

The policy lists the following recommendations for students to consider prior to starting their academic career at UF:

Processor: Current generation Intel Core Series (i3, i5, i7, i9) or AMD Ryzen equivalent
Memory: 8GB RAM
Storage: 256GB hard drive
Camera, microphone, and speakers
Wireless internet (WiFi)
Windows 10 or Mac OS X 10.13 (High Sierra) or newer

Additional recommendations include:
1. Purchasing an extended warranty or accidental damage protection.
2. Not relying on a tablet, smartphone, or Chromebook as a primary device.

Students who prefer Apple devices should confirm that their academic program uses Windows-based applications and ensure their MacBook has at least 64GB available for installing Windows. UFIT also has a College Specific Requirements page that links to colleges with additional computing requirements. Students are advised to confirm with their home college for any updates to the minimum computing requirements, software apps required, or tech accessories to maximize their success.