FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Hood College in Frederick says it’s giving Apple iPads to all of its approximately 300 incoming freshman.

Some of those attending orientation sessions Monday told The Frederick News-Post the gift factored into their decision to attend the private, liberal-arts school.

President Ron Volpe says the machines contain an application that includes a campus map, school calendar and telephone directory.

Volpe says the school bought the iPads with funds donated by the estate of a Hood College graduate.

He says the program will be evaluated this fall to determine if the college should continue to give iPads to freshmen.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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