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Passing out free laptops and iPods?

ParisKMParisKM Registered User Posts: 161 Junior Member
edited April 2005 in College Search & Selection
I've heard rumors that some colleges pass out these things at freshman orientation. Is this true, and if yes, does anyone know of any colleges that do this, because that would definately help me in decisions.
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Replies to: Passing out free laptops and iPods?

  • stargirlstargirl Registered User Posts: 379 Member
    Duke gave out free iPods to all incoming students last year, but this year they're changing that policy to I'm not quite sure what. I also know a few months ago there were a lot of angry people at my uni (Case Western) because free iPod shuffles were given out to a select group of prospective students.
  • gsp_silicon_valleygsp_silicon_valley Registered User Posts: 1,542 Senior Member
    Duke apparently did this last year, but is changing the policy this year...

    USA Today, April 7 -- Duke, which handed out Apple iPod digital music players to all incoming freshmen last fall, has altered its program, saying it will dole out iPods across the undergraduate student body, but only for classes in which the teacher has requested it...

    The U of Saint Mary's in Kansas apparently also has a laptop distribution program, though it may not be completely free...
  • juba2jivejuba2jive Registered User Posts: 1,001 Member
    Wake Forest gives you a "free" IBM laptop (included in the cost of tuition, of course.) You keep it for the first two years, then turn it in and upgrade to a newer model as a junior. The one you get as a junior is yours to keep. You also get a printer/scanner combo that's yours for all four years.
  • pgedufailedmepgedufailedme Registered User Posts: 471 Junior Member
    Admission to St. John's University in NY also comes with laptops but I think the price is included in tuition.
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