personally, I thin just get a good laptop. ipads are more suitable for people in design-ish degrees (mainly to showcase portfolios).
no way! Textbooks are much easier to read rather than an ipad! You'll get sick of the light and textbook can't freeze.
depends on what your needs are.. Could be an asset.. Or just an expensive toy..
I use mine all the time. I can rent my books and use digital versions so I don't have to carry them everywhere. Also the digital books are cheaper. There are a bunch of different ways to get books on your ipad and it makes it so much easier to carry. Also if you would rather type your notes it is good to be able to go back and forth quickly. Some of my teachers don't allow it in the class, but only the ones that are major ***** anyway.
To tell you the truth, no.
Get a good lap-top.
i tried to use iPad trust me its **** you will need the mac for writing essays allot so take the mac and be careful on using it :D
Most likely, but I'd recommend something cheaper like a Nexus 7. You can work on school work on the fly and the battery life is great.
my kids think the screens shatter easily when dropped