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.

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

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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.

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