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Why Huntsman?

Students choose the Huntsman Program over many other top university programs to which they’ve been admitted for a number of reasons. Our student profiles tell the individual stories of the people who have made this decision. Their experiences are diverse, but what they have in common is that the Huntsman Program offered them something that no other program could.

Some of the benefits and privileges enjoyed by Huntsman students include:

  • The ability to earn two degrees in four years while still having time for elective coursework and extracurricular activities.
  • An integrated curriculum that coordinates extensive coursework in liberal arts, advanced language and business.
  • Access to top-ranked departments in both the College of Arts & Sciences and the Wharton School, the only undergraduate business program in the Ivy League.
  • The resources of a large research University combined with the intimacy of a small program where students receive personal, individualized attention.
  • International exposure through the required study abroad program and through access to Huntsman Summer Study Grants and Huntsman Program internships with foreign organizations and firms.
  • Dedicated academic advisors devoted to mentoring Huntsman Program participants and graduates.
  • Directed research and program-specific coursework, including a core freshman seminar (History 107) and a senior research project especially designed for program participants.
  • Participation in a residential component that fosters global awareness of economic, social, cultural, linguistic, and technological issues in the international arena.
  • Access to Huntsman-only facilities centrally located in the heart of Penn’s campus including a student lounge, a computer lab, a classroom, a conference room and wireless internet access.
  • Invitations to Huntsman sponsored events, such as roundtable discussions with prominent members of the political and business worlds and cultural celebrations with fellow students.
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Lowell Caulder

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Class: 2009

Hometown:
Fort Wayne, IN

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As a Huntsman student you are one of maybe 180 kids on campus who will have access to resources that other students do not have. Huntsman advising has made my college experience much smoother than many of my friends’ and roommates’

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