Bowdoin College to Provide Every Student With a Complimentary MacBook Pro, iPad Mini, and Apple Pencil

Bowdoin College today announced that it will be providing every student with a 13-inch MacBook Pro with the M1 chip, an iPad mini, and an Apple Pencil, complete with access to a full range of course-specific software, beginning in fall 2022.

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The cost of the program will be covered entirely by Bowdoin, a liberal arts college in Brunswick, Maine. Students will have the option to pay $1 to keep their equipment when they graduate, according to the announcement.

Bowdoin already provided students with a cellular iPad Pro, an Apple Pencil, and a Magic Keyboard in the summer of 2020, a few months into the COVID-19 pandemic. Returning students will use the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil they already received, in addition to a new 13-inch MacBook Pro with course-specific software as part of the expanded program.

"During the pandemic we witnessed firsthand the power of a common technology platform for teaching and learning," said Bowdoin College president Clayton Rose.

"At Apple we believe education can be a profound force for equity, and that the right technology can enhance and extend teaching and learning," said Apple's vice president of education and enterprise product marketing Susan Prescott.

Most students will receive their new equipment at orientation, or upon arrival to campus in fall 2022. More details are available on Bowdoin's website.

Top Rated Comments

A_Hunger_Artist Avatar
14 weeks ago
Don't want to be pedantic but Bowdoin costs $56,000 a year for tuition. Not sure there's anything "complimentary" going on here.
Score: 81 Votes (Like | Disagree)
StuBeck Avatar
14 weeks ago
To clarify, expected expenses for this year are $76,000 (https://www.bowdoin.edu/admissions/costs-and-aid/index.html). So its not complementary.
Score: 42 Votes (Like | Disagree)
k1121j Avatar
14 weeks ago
Well isn’t that nice of them to add that to the student's shopping cart. See you at checkout!
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
antnythr Avatar
14 weeks ago
In other unrelated news, tuition has increased by $5,000 per term…
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
antiprotest Avatar
14 weeks ago
I hear that the restaurant down the street has a $46 lobster roll, but they offer complimentary fries with it. Best deal ever.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
deathcab Avatar
14 weeks ago

The cost of the program will be covered entirely by Bowdoin, a liberal arts college in Brunswick, Maine. Students will have the option to pay $1 to keep their equipment when they graduate, according to the announcement.
How can they afford to do this? 4 years of tuition Bowdoin’s current rates is only $231,104 (not counting mandatory fees, mandatory health insurance unless waived, room and board, textbooks, mandatory meal plan for on-campus living, etc.).

Seems like a very, very generous for-profit liberal arts University!
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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