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Founded in 1876, Juniata College. is a Private college. Located in Pennsylvania, which is a city setting in Pennsylvania, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 1,568 full time undergraduate students, and 5 full time graduate students.
The Juniata College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 13:1. There are 110 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Juniata College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,23% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 17 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
97% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 77% were in the top quarter, and 40% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Juniata College.
49 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.
35 Students rated off-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
50 Students rated campus food 2.9 stars. 8 % gave the school a 5.0.
50 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.
50 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 66 % gave the school a 5.0.
50 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.
50 Students rated local services 3.4 stars. 26 % gave the school a 5.0.
50 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 58 % gave the school a 5.0.
25 Students rated Juniata College
For someone who prioritizes academics, Juniata College is the place to be. You may find that there is not much to do around Huntingdon, but I found a great group of people who I have become so close with in just four months. Together, we find things to do outside studying and I have made so many great memories. State college is only 40 minutes away, which is where my friends and I spend many of our weekends at. I do not regret my decision whatsoever.
Overall, I really like this school! The professors are amazing and easy to access, and the academics really push students to learn as much as possible.
However, there has been a major push to get rid of the arts here. So if you are looking for a school where you can do theatre productions, or participate in an arts related field of study (art, theatre, music, etc), this is not the place for you. It is the same thing with languages, as the current full offering is only Spanish. There is one beginner Chinese course that lasts part of a semester. French and German are currently phasing out older students, but are offering no intro level courses.
As far as disability services, I would rate a zero. A lot of what I was promised on arrival has not happened and I am currently having issues as I write this with that department. There has been a questionable comment made towards me by the head of that department, and overall they push for as few accommodations as possible.
With that being said, talk to professors about accommodations. They will often help fight for you and will help you where disability services will not, at least that is what the History department has done for me! I have also worked with the president of the college as well as facilities to improve campus accessibility when disability services refused to help. So there are others on campus willing to help you, just reach out!
This college is an amazing choice if you want to meet people from everywhere. The way that the people of the college have came together due tp COVID has helped us to be able to continue our education in person. THe feeling of unity is very much evident both on and off campus.
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Out of my college experience I've gotten to meet now people and learn new things i thought i wouldn't think of knowing. College for me is a really cool place to be because it makes me feel like I will accomplish a lot. I think college to me is very valuable as, well as important, because without it I wouldn't have a good job or I would have a nice house to live on and watch my family grow.
My classmates are friendly, intelligent, and wonderful people. Each one is unique in their own special way, but since my school is very small, we are like one big happy family. We all participate in campus wide traditions together that have been a part of Juniata College for many years. We all are known for our excellent academic prestige, and carry on Juniata's reputation for having the best and brightest students around.
Juniata College is a small private co-educational foundation focused on preparing students for the opportunities that await each and every one of us.
Like you can imagine at any school where students value their education and are trying to make the most of their tuition dollars students study a lot. I like to do my work in the library, which recently renovated the main floor and put in large study tables. Even with a full workload of class I still had time to go out on the weekends and have a good time. I rarely felt completely overwhelmed. Juniata also makes it easy to get a tutor and professors are always easy to get a hold of. That can mean all the difference. Don’t be surprised if professors give you cell phones or home numbers. Students are also really willing to help each other out and you can almost always find students who are looking for study partners or are willing to include you in review sessions.
When I was applying for college, I really never had a specific campus that I wanted to enroll in. Honestly, I never gave college much thought during high school. I just assumed an undergraduate program was the next step. I did not dream of a certain campus, but I knew that I would feel it when I found the right one. Juniata was exactly that. The campus is small, 1400 students, but it is warm and friendly. It feels like home. Also it's very academically driven. You will work your hardest here and become the best "you" possible.
It is difficult to find a bad quality in Juniata College. But the one bad thing that comes to mind is its surrounding environment. There are not many recreational things to do around the town of Huntingdon, which forces students to either stay on campus or go elsewhere to have fun. This is not a major problem, but students that are used to the glamour and fun of big cities would have to adjust to the smaller, simpler atmosphere of Juniata College and Huntingdon, Pennsylvania.
Juniata provides a personal learning environment with a supportive student body & engaged faculty.
Juniata is a fantastic liberal arts college. It’s small, personal, and friendly. Students are dedicated to their work and do well. The science programs are strongest and most popular. Acceptance rates into medical school are some of the very best in the country and Juniata has had students receive impressive scholarships including numerous Fulbright scholarships.
I am so indebted to Juniata. I love this school and I think it’s such a wonderful mix of people. I also believe college is what you make of it. Being at Juniata you are surrounded by students who have that same mentality and strive to take advantage of all the programs and opportunities offered.
One of my favorite stories to tell about Juniata is how the school helped me start my own business. As an entrepreneurship major I was really excited by the programs offered by the colleges own business incubator. The incubator, JCEL, give seed capital money to students interested in starting their own business ventures and offered advice, counseling, and space to students.
As a sophomore I was in the process of creating an artisan hand painted picture frame business. At the time I originally wanted to put the wood frames together myself and needed access to the chop saws and work space in the art lab. For insurance purposed I wasn’t allowed to use the saws unless I was enrolled in a class. So to get around the loop hole my art professor created a one credit work study for me called ‘The Art of Presentation’ and basically spent an extra hour of her busy week in the studio with me helping me with my frames. She even had a spare set of keys to the saws made so I could get in and work whenever I wanted to. Tell me someone would do that for you at Penn State. I don’t think so.
There are countless other examples in different departments of professors who have gone out of their way to help students. At Juniata people want you to be successful and will do everything in their power to help you.
I wish I would have been taught how to be mentally prepared to handle to stress of being a full time athlete and full time student.
Juniata College is best known for it's ability to make a person more aware of the benefits of community and how to work together to make it even better. Juniata is known for changing the lives of students and making them better citizens and opening doors to many oportunities.
Some of the more active clubs and organizations on campus include Habitat for Humanity, which boasts a large following and usually organizes a Spring Break trip, Rugby, and the International clubs. Rugby sponsors a giant fundraiser called Pig Roast. Pig Roast is the stuff of legends. Basically it’s a huge fundraiser. Students register kegs, are put in busses and driven out to a field 20 minutes outside of campus, and drink all day. The rugby team sells five dollar tickets to the event and roasts a giant pig. There are also burgers, hot dogs, chips snacks exct and everyone just hangs out and has a completely awesome time. Later the rugby teams drunkenly hold alumni matches, which are always fun to watch.
As far as going out on the weekends a lot of kids do. Since Juniata is not a dry campus there’s always kids looking to have a good time and you can find parties in the dorm buildings. Juniata also makes an effort to bring in musicians and entertainment like hypnotists or comedians.
A major stereotype would be that Juniata Students are all science nerds and spend every second of their time studying chemistry and biology. Although there is some truth to this (haha), the students at Juniata balance their studies and social lives very well I believe. When we need to get work done and study, we are in the computer labs and empty classrooms until the Juniata College Public Services kick us out at 2am. There have been multiple times I have been up studying that late and was asked to leave because they lock the buildings up at around 2am. However, on weeknights that we don't have work, you can get together with your friends and do whatever. Additionally, when the weekends come around, East and house parties are always the way to go.
I think that the person best suited to Juniata is someone who is serious about their studies, but also has a sense of adventure, and appreciates an unusual sense of fun. Certain traditions, such as the Mr. Juniata pageant and the "storming of the arch" would appeal to those unusal senses of humor. Any serious students who need to be pushed would do well here. The science faculty in particular will be tough on their indroductory classes, to test them. Study abroad, community service, and service learning are all huge, which is good for those who need such things.
Someone who wants to go into the sciences without doing much work, or anyone who likes clubbing. It's a small town.
The most frustrating aspect about my school is its location. Since it is located in rural Huntingdon, Pennsylvania there is not very much to do on weekends, and consequently much of the campus parties. As a result of the partying not many activities are brought in on the weekends, because the administration knows that students are less than likely to attend. I attribute these negative aspects to the location because I feel that if the school was more urban, or even suburban, then these other problems would not exist in the same aspect.
Super study abroad program!
The students at Juniata are known for being geeks and nerds, and this is mostly true. Stoners and jocks and partiers go to Juniata, but they are not in the majority. Still, if you want to go to Juniata, you can find people with non-nerdy interests; you might just have to look a bit harder.
Our school is not known for sports. The football team is not that successful. However, we do have a few successful sports teams. Both the men's and women's volleyball teams are very successful.
Some classes, like Organic Chemistry, are very large, but most classes have fewer than thirty people. In small classes, students get a lot of one-on-one interaction with their professors. Even in large classes, the professors are approachable and willing to answer questions. The classes can be challenging. Many science majors are required to take difficult classes in their Freshman year, weeding out the students who wouldn't be able to handle it. However, the classes can be worth it if you really want to learn.
I will never forget the Earth and Folk Festival. Not very many people came because the weather was bad and there was confusion over scheduling and most of the performers canceled at the last minute, but I had fun with the people who did come. We drew on the plaza floor with chalk, and we blew bubbles, and we played with the unused sound equipment, and we listened to an eclectic selection of music. Good times.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
100% of students
attending Juniata College receive some sort of financial aid.
22% were awarded federal grants.
While 70% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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