Huntingdon, PA
Juniata College


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Recent Reviews

Erika
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love Juniata. I felt at home as soon as I stepped on the campus. The professors are welcoming and helpful.

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love Juniata. I felt at home as soon as I stepped on the campus. The professors are welcoming and helpful.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Mountain Day! This event is when all classes are cancelled and the students go up to the lake and have food, music, and interact with the activities and people there. The best part is...its a surprise! No one, not even professors know when this event will occur! :)

What are the academics like at your school?

The academics are definitely challenging, but you learn so much, so it is very rewarding. I love that at times I get the chance to take classes outside of my major (or as we call it POE) which challenge the way I think about things and also give me the chance to become a well rounded person.

Marlene
Describe the students at your school.

the students here are very unique and one of a kind. we all have our quirk, but it is a fun place with lot of individuals. e...

Describe the students at your school.

the students here are very unique and one of a kind. we all have our quirk, but it is a fun place with lot of individuals. everyone is very friendly and they make the campus feel like home.

What are the academics like at your school?

The academics here are very rigorous however, it is very doable to have classes and also have a life outside of class.

Ichiro
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think that Juanita is a great school to go to if you like the feeling of a small campus. It helps especially Freshmen year ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think that Juanita is a great school to go to if you like the feeling of a small campus. It helps especially Freshmen year because it keeps you from being too overwhelmed and gives you more of an opportunity to reach out to advisors and other forms of help so that you can succeed in college.

What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

I think the stereotype for the students at this school is that given the location of Juniata, many of the students will be ignorant or perhaps different from students from other areas of big cities, etc. However, this stereotype is far from accurate. All of the students here are very open to ideas and are from all different kinds of places.

Rachel
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Knowing what i know now about college, I would definitely go back in time and tell myself a few hints about college life. Fir...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Knowing what i know now about college, I would definitely go back in time and tell myself a few hints about college life. First I would tell myself not to bring the clothes that I originally packed. Yes, I like to get dressed up for class most of the time but I do need more lounging clothes. More storage boxes and hangers are a must especially when you don't have a lot of room to work with. More board games or cards for the weekend parties- especially new ones that most people haven't heard of. It's really fun to make up new rules to make them into a drinking game. Even though my mom says you shouldn't bring all your shoes- take all of your shoes! Finally better life advice, don't go into college with a boyfriend because you're going to find the love of your life playing pool in the student lounge on your first day and you two will be inseparable. Just a heads up ;)

What's unique about your campus?

The accepting atmosphere of all races, religions, orientations, and incomes

Hannah
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Juniata has wonderful traditions. Toward the beginning of the Fall semester, we have Storming of the Arch and Mountain Day. S...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Juniata has wonderful traditions. Toward the beginning of the Fall semester, we have Storming of the Arch and Mountain Day. Storming of the Arch is a rite of passage for Freshmen and all Rugby players. The Freshmen who wish to participate line up in front of "The Arch", a brick arch located in Cloister, the oldest residence hall, on the quad. Then through a series of ten unsuccessful trials, the Freshmen attempt to run through the Arch, which is guarded by the merciless male and female rugby teams. Some students get very creative with costumes and evasive efforts. No one has gotten through to this day. After you've stormed, as an upperclassman you can also defend the arch against the freshmen. The hype about Mountain Day begins around the second week of classes. It's a day when classes are randomly cancelled and everyone has the opportunity to spend the day at Raystown lake enjoying the lovely weather. At 5am, students on the "wake-up" committee run through the hallways in dorms, banging on doors and blowing air-horns around campus. Then students go back to bed until it's time to head to the lake! Remember, tomorrow is always Mountain Day!

Describe the students at your school.

Coming to Juniata, I assumed everyone would be relatively like-minded. I thought that because Juniata was pretty progressive as a school, the students would reflect that perspective. However, I was surprised to find that Juniata students have quite differing opinions. I learned that this is not only normal for human beings, but it is also positive due to the dialogues and learning that can occur between people of differing views. Juniata provides a space for discussion. Think, Evolve, Act. As for diversity, Juniata experiences some problems even though it is very supportive of equality and encourages respect among its Students and Faculty. Many Juniata students are openly gay and I have never heard of any discrimination toward LGBTQ students or faculty members on campus. However, the surrounding area is very conservative and some students have experienced some uncomfortable encounters off campus. Most students who go to Juniata are white, and although Juniata is trying very hard to build up their enrollment, there are not very many black students. This is a problem for some students who feel out of place and in some cases, discriminated against by other students. There is only one black professor. There are a lot of international students, especially from different parts of Asia, but they do not interact as much with American students as they do with each other, which is probably related to cultural and language barriers. Juniata is very keen on remedying these circumstances. The office of Diversity and Inclusion supports the "Beyond Tolerance Series" which is a series of performances, discussions, and speakers throughout the year which are geared toward helping students to consider and understand different perspectives.

What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

A Stereotype that is held of Juniata students is that we are very studious to the point where we are so concerned with our studies that we don't have time for any other activities. Juniata's academic rigor depends upon the department. Many students strive for excellence academically, but that does not mean that these students don't have time for anything else. I've found that many Juniata students are very well-rounded. Students who are brainy also engage in clubs and music. The plethora of interests among students forces individuals to properly manage their time.

Scott
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

A creative and free-spirited approach to liberal arts education.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

A creative and free-spirited approach to liberal arts education.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Just do it. Don't be so scared. It is unbelivably easy to talk yourself out of things. The first step to being good at something is to be absolutely awful at it. You have to be a little bit dumb to get ahead, just jump into something and you'll be fine. If you stand to the side and wait for the optimal moment, it won't come- There's that old adage about luck being 90% preperation. That's true. You have to be ready to get out in front of things. Nothing gets delivered to you.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

That it was turning from a unique, one-of-a-kind school into a diploma fill for science grads.

Linda
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Don’t give up what you want for your future for what you want to do right now. There will always be another party, another mo...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Don’t give up what you want for your future for what you want to do right now. There will always be another party, another movie and another distraction. This is the opportunity you waited for, the chance to earn your degree and make something of yourself so don’t get distracted by the unfulfilling allure of “college life”.

Joyce
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Small, friendly, and tries really hard, but doesn't always quite get there.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Small, friendly, and tries really hard, but doesn't always quite get there.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

It's okay to make friends. Having a lot of friends and hanging out with them is not going to ruin your academic life, although you do have to be ready to communicate with them when you're having a hard time, whether that's with schoolwork, or some other problem. You're really going to need a good support network here, especially with adapting to a new environment and lifestyle. So put yourself out there a bit. Try something new, meet new people, and try not to be too shy or close minded.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

That this is actually a very academically advanced school that also teaches its students to be well-rounded people. I wish I had known that there was no shame in going to a small school nobody had heard of.

Jessica
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Choose to start your undergraduate education at community college. It will give you the opportunity to get used to college wo...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Choose to start your undergraduate education at community college. It will give you the opportunity to get used to college work without a complete change of scenery. Secondly, starting part time and taking care to learn how to be a good college student will save you the worrisome effort of going straight to a four-year university and essentially be taking a gamble on all the expenses incurred in doing higher education in that way. While at community college, take care to join student honors societies such as Phi Theta Kappa, which will give you access to scholarship opportunities you will not have elsewhere. In short--take advantage of your resources and build an education piece by frugal piece. It will help you figure out who you are.

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