incoming DVM students are required to have a laptop
computer which runs Microsoft Windows or Macintosh OS, can access
the vet school's wireless network, and meets the recommended specifications
listed below. These computers will be used for research, computer-based
exams, and in-class participation.
Students who will be seeking financial aid should be aware
that the cost of a laptop computer, up to certain limits, can be
added to the student's budget for purposes of computing financial
aid under the guidelines of the U.S. Office of Education. If you
have questions about the financial aid application process, please
contact the Office of Financial Aid at 508-839-8733 for detailed
information, before purchasing your laptop.
Tufts University has negotiated discounted prices with several vendors.
Please view the recommended hardware and software list before you
make your purchase. Information and pricing can be found here.
highly recommend that new laptops be purchased with a 4-year hardware
support agreement as ITS does not support repair on student computers.
If you already own a laptop, or you choose not to buy a laptop from
one of our preferred vendors, you should consider these minimum
and recommended specifications. These specifications are designed
so that you will be able to use your computer effectively in your
education at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.
||500GB or higher (7200 RPM)
GB or higher
||4th Generation Intel Core i5
||1GB or higher video memory
Windows 7/8 Professional, Mac OSX v.10.8 or latest
Office 2010/2013 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Office 2011 for
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