Having had one in such a situation for a year, I will now reply to every single "school" thread with the simple statement of "if you can't see the logic in buying a pen equipped device like a surface, then you probably don't have the brain cells to make it to the end of the school year"
I spent months deliberating what to buy for university last year. I went with an SP3. I would never recommend anything other than a surface for students following my experience.
If I've got half my class, die hard apple fans, expressing their desire to sell their new Air and buy a surface instead, well that sais something
Takes a hell of a lot to convince an apple fangirl to switch to Microsoft