Student Profile

Brooke Fugate

Computer and Information Science PhD
2019

In choosing Penn as my university I knew I would receive an incredible education. What surprised me, and ultimately led to me choosing Penn, was the intelligent and encouraging atmosphere I encountered when visiting. The professors take a personal interest in their students' achievement and the students collaborate and encourage each other in their studies and research. Additionally, I liked Penn's location in the activity rich city of Philadelphia. I lived in California before graduate school and I wanted to experience life on the East coast. 

More than 250 years ago, Benjamin Franklin, founder of the University of Pennsylvania, envisioned an academic institution where classical learning would be united with a sound practical education in the arts and sciences. In Ben's own words, students ought to receive everything that is practical and everything that is ornamental. Today Penn, the oldest university in the nation, is fulfilling that vision by preparing students for a technological world, a world where leadership goes to those who have learned how to combine the practical and the ornamental.

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