Are 70% of entering Freshman bringing a Mac?

How Many College Freshmen Are Bringing a Mac?
[Via Daring Fireball]

From an AP report on Microsoft’s stock price going down after analyst Trip Chowdhry downgraded them:

To boot, Chowdhry said 70 percent of college freshman are entering school with Macs, up about 10 percent to 15 percent from a year ago.

Is that true? I haven’t seen it reported anywhere else. That’s a stunning figure, if true.


Now this is one of those factoids because it just sounds a little weird. I would be very surprised to see it at that high a level.