University of Pennsylvania is a great Ivy League school.
It is not as well-known as schools like Princeton or Brown for its liberal arts and humanities, but it is very well-known for its undergraduate Wharton Business School.
In addition, UPenn, as its commonly known, has great graduate programs in law, medicine, and of course its graduate Wharton MBA program.
Back when I was applying to college, I applied and got in to the Jerome Fisher program.
I was attracted to it because it offered an opportunity to not only major in the Wharton Business School, but also get a degree in engineering.
The Huntsman program is also very attractive. It allows you to major in the business school while also getting an international degree.
Huntsman has a reputation for being a great gateway into international affairs, global business, diplomacy, foreign relations, and international policy. For this reason, if you’re thinking global, definitely consider Huntsman. It’s also one of the most selective programs – even more selective than Jerome Fisher.
Why do a dual degree program? There many reasons:
- The most important is that you get a lot of resources and support.
- Not only do you come out of these programs with two degrees, which is very helpful in today’s economy, but you also get to be a part of the small community of a leading students. These students will go on to be future leaders of the world, and you will be able to say you knew them in college – or they will be able to say that about you!
- In addition, you also get resources that even Wharton students don’t get access to. You will have the best professors, special lounges and study rooms, access to events and conferences, and special classes.
I ultimately chose Stanford over Jerome Fisher for reasons that I will discuss in a later article, but in some ways I regret that choice.
If you’re considering UPenn, you should definitely look into both of those programs.
This will give you an opportunity to get an even more well-rounded education and truly leverage the resources of an Ivy League institution.
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