We provide every incoming first year Macaulay student with a new Apple laptop, loaded with all the apps needed, no matter what their area of concentration. And we offer free tech support.
Teaching a group of students who are all using the same software on the same computer eliminates hours of tech troubleshooting. This allows instructors additional time for teaching.
As exciting as that sounds, we don’t do it for the bling factor; we do it to level the playing field and equally equip each student for connectivity, speed and success. 60% of our students have never owned their own laptop–Macaulay believes it’s an absolutely essential piece of equipment for a modern scholar.
The computer is actually leased to students by CUNY until junior year, when they can purchase it for $1. Read the laptop agreement for details.