Computer Recommendations for Personal Purchases

If you are purchasing a new computer, visit to view options in our online Apple and Dell stores. Purchasing from our site provides you with a discount and also helps UNCW. Currently, we find approximately half of students purchase an Apple and half purchase a Windows computer. We suggest checking with the department in which you will be majoring to see if they have a recommendation.

Microsoft Office
Current faculty, staff and students can download Microsoft Office for free. More details.

Adobe Creative Cloud
Current students have access to Adobe Creative Cloud for free. There are also a limited number of licenses available to faculty/staff. More details.

Minimum Recommendations

If you are bringing an older computer to campus, the minimum recommendation is Windows 10 or Mojave 10.14. It is not recommended that you use a system older than these.