UC Blue Ash College

Student Laptop Requirement

UC Blue Ash College students will need a laptop computer that runs either Windows or Macintosh operating systems and can be brought to class when required for in-class computer usage. This laptop requirement ensures you will have adequate and timely access to the electronic resources necessary to be a successful UCBA student. Chromebooks or tablets cannot access all of the electronic educational material used at UC Blue Ash, so they are therefore not considered a suitable replacement.

Please note that Applied Media Communications and Art and Visual Communications programs have more specific laptop requirements. Students enrolling in transfer programs should also consider any laptop requirements of their intended transfer program.

Laptop Specifications


System Minimum

System Minimum

  Windows Macintosh
Operating System Windows 11 OS X 13
Memory 8 GB+ 8 GB+
Storage 256 GB or larger SSD 128 GB or larger SSD
Screen 13 inches or larger 13 inches or larger
Processor Intel Core i5 or better Apple Silicon
Webcam Built-in 720p or greater Built-in 720p or greater
Wireless 802.11ac 802.11ac

How It Benefits Students

The technology requirement contributes to our students' education by providing:

  • More meaningful learning experiences.
  • Enhanced student services.
  • Significant textbook savings.
  • More effective note-taking capabilities.
  • Portability: enabling you to easily carry all of your resources with you all the time.
  • Students' and faculty's ability to instantly generate and share media rich content.
  • Multiple uses: no need to buy a separate camera, digital recorder, calculator, PRS clicker, etc.
  • Extended use: long battery life allows you to make it through the day without charging.


Contact Information

Student Life Office
Muntz Hall | Room 123
Phone: 513-558-9429
Email: bastdlfe@uc.edu