Cornerstone University announced Friday that it will equip all incoming freshmen with Apple MacBook laptops starting next fall.
The private university currently supplies students with PC laptops, but decided to make the change because the machines are “not perceived as inspiring creativity and engagement of the learning process” the way they once did, according to the university.
“We know students will be excited about this and when they are excited about what they are doing, they will be more engaged,” Dan Mills, director of information technology at Cornerstone, said in a statement.
Cornerstone says it’s the first “institution” in West Michigan to provide MacBooks to all incoming students. In fall 2011, there were 365 freshmen at Cornerstone, according to the university.