April 23, 2000
Yahoo! Internet Life magazine has ranked Carnegie Mellon the most computer intensive school in the country in its annual survey of the 100 "Most Wired Colleges." Carnegie Mellon was sixth in last year's poll. Yahoo's rankings, which appear in its May issue, are based on the results of a 52-part survey sent to more than 3,600 accredited two-year and four-year U.S. institutions, including community and vocational schools. Yahoo divided its rankings into the top 50 universities/research schools and the top 50 colleges/baccalaureate schools. Rankings were determined based on a total of 40 factors in four categories, access and infrastructure, administrative services, general resources and student support. "Carnegie Mellon impressed us with its state-of-the-art wireless network, which provides coverage to all academic building on campus," said Yahoo writer Rob Bernstein. "The school also boasts more than 11,000 networked computers, a National Science Foundation Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, and an ultrawired College of Fine Arts."