Don't take the previous post too seriously. These are apparently the words of someone who has purchased a Mac. Few who have made the error of paying 2X - 3X what they needed to for anything will face up to their mistake. And I've bought many PCs and several Macs - in fact I bought an Apple computer about the time they (Jobs et al) moved from their parents garage to their first real business location. So I'm no Apple hater - I'm just being honest.
Unless you're going to major in graphic design, photography, fashion design or something similar, you'll be best served by buying a PC. And if you are going into one of these areas of study that are heavily Mac oriented, as others have pointed out, you probably need to come to an understanding with your father that $1500 won't be enough to get you the Mac that you'll need/want to be on equal footing with your peers.
My granddaughter is just starting her second year of college. She used an Apple notebook (school provided) all through high school. When it was time to buy her a notebook to start college, we considered all the options, but for her business major, the choice was really pretty easy. Certainly she could have continued with Mac, but her $700 (with Office Pro) PC notebook does what she needs for about one-third the cost of what it would have cost to go with Mac with comparable features and functionality.
If you're one of the lucky ones going to a $40,000/yr institution, perhaps that $1400 saving wouldn't be all that important. But for my granddaughter at State U., it covers most of a semester's room & board, and means she only needs to work one job instead of two while going to school.