Why in the world would the Abilene Christian University need to resort to cheap gadget-giveaway gimmicks to attract a larger freshman student-base? Are they having trouble appealing to the MTV and Hollywood-influenced high school seniors out there for some reason? Well, whatever the reason, ACU is offering new freshman a free iPhone or iPod Touch. The cost of the new gadget is probably padded into the tuition, but hey, it might be easier to score an iPhone by having the costs hidden in tuition than begging your parents for a few hundred dollars.
The iPhone/iPod Touch is intended to allow students to “receive homework alerts, answer in-class surveys and quizzes, get directions to their professors’ offices, and check their meal and account balances.” We’d check the box for an iPhone on our ACU application, but it’s not clear how ACU will be doling out the iPhone or iPod Touches.
So, if you want a free iPhone, send your college application to ACU. It’s totally worth the four year schooling commitment.