We make it as easy as possible to get set up with the right laptop and applications.
All students are required to bring their own laptop to campus. Note: Chromebooks and iPads do NOT satisfy the laptop requirement.
Some majors have their own specific requirements, and some majors do not. If you know your major, check the school or department for specific requirements or click one of the links below. If there is nothing listed, you can follow the general college guidelines.
School of Science and Technology- A Windows (PC) meeting the General Endicott requirement and with multiple USB ports for an external mouse and hard drive is recommended.
*Note: Some software applications used by STEM majors run faster with a higher level CPU processor and additional RAM. Inquire with Micros Northeast, (the vendor offering the college purchase program) about customizing the specs of the models currently offered on the website. Engineering majors are encouraged to get as high a processor speed and as much RAM as they can afford.
School of Social Sciences, Communication and Humanities- General Endicott requirement
School of Business (includes Hospitality)- Business laptop requirement
School of Education- General Endicott requirement
School of Nursing- General Endicott requirement
School of Visual and Performing Arts- See Department of Architectural + Design Studies Laptop Requirements and Visual Communication majors’ laptop requirements pages. Art Therapy and Studio Art recommend a Macbook Pro 13" with specs that meet or exceed those listed below.
General Guidelines: 2023 Computer Recommendations (minimum specs)
2023 Windows Minimum Specs (General Use)
- 2.0 GHz Intel Core i5 or AMD Ryzen 4500U or newer
- 8GB RAM DDR4 2933MHz
- 256GB Solid State Drive (SSD; PCIe or NVMe)
- Wi-Fi 802.11ax
2023 Windows Recommended Specs for Business and STEM majors
- 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5 or AMD Ryzen 4500U or newer
- 8GB RAM DDR4 2933MHz (16GB preferred for STEM)
- 512GB Solid State Drive (SSD; PCIe or NVMe)
- Wi-Fi 802.11ax
2023 Mac Minimum Specs (General Use)
- 13" MacBook (Air or Pro)
- Apple M1 chip (M2 preferred)
- Memory: 8GB RAM (16 preferred)
- Storage: 512GB SSD
- Apple Care Protection Plan
View Mac guidelines for Graphic Design and Photography majors
Additional Hardware (Windows and Mac)
- All students should also have a 25' Category 5 or 6 Ethernet network cable
- USB flash memory stick and/or external hard drive for saving and backing-up data
USB Ethernet adapter (optional)
HDMI video adapter to allow your laptop to produce HDMI video signals (optional)
- Be sure to bring all media and peripheral devices that came with your computer (installation CD, license, manuals, sales receipt, etc.)
Software (Windows and Mac)
- Microsoft Office 365
- Virus protection
- We partner with Kivuto to offer endicott.onthehub.com for student and faculty discounts on many software packages, including Adobe Creative Cloud, SPSS, Endnote, Parallels and more.
All Endicott undergraduate students can download Microsoft Office 365 for free!College Laptop Purchase Packages for 2023 are now online!
For your convenience, you can purchase a computer through our vendor partner, Micros Northeast. Micros Northeast Inc. provides special pricing on a state-of-the-art laptop computer every year. Special pricing will be extended to all new and returning students, all faculty and staff of, as well as to the families of our students.
When you purchase your laptop through Micros Northeast you also receive comprehensive support.
The Lenovo laptop comes standard with three years warranty and accidental damage protection. Students (outside of the visual communication major) who select to purchase an Apple computer have the opportunity to extend their basic warranty to include extended warranty and accidental damage protection for as long as 3 years.
Accidental damage protection covers your computer from issues such as spills, drops and surges which are not normally covered by the manufactures basic warranty.
For questions regarding the Student PC Program, please contact: Frank Cieri, 781-935-1456.
Note: this links you to our partner's website; Endicott College accepts no responsibility for the content, availability, viewpoints, products or services that are offered.