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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 ...
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.
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.
Knowing what i know now about college, I would definitely go back in time and tell myself a few hints about college life. Fir...
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 ;)
The accepting atmosphere of all races, religions, orientations, and incomes
Juniata has wonderful traditions. Toward the beginning of the Fall semester, we have Storming of the Arch and Mountain Day. S...
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!
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.
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.
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 someth...
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.
A creative and free-spirited approach to liberal arts education.
That it was turning from a unique, one-of-a-kind school into a diploma fill for science grads.
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...
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”.
Small, friendly, and tries really hard, but doesn't always quite get there.
Small, friendly, and tries really hard, but doesn't always quite get there.
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.
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.
Choose to start your undergraduate education at community college. It will give you the opportunity to get used to college wo...
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.
Volleyball, it isn’t everything! As you know, mom and dad have been telling you repeatedly that you are going to college for ...
Volleyball, it isn’t everything! As you know, mom and dad have been telling you repeatedly that you are going to college for an education. You will realize the $122,000 debt you accrued was just to pay the school for you to play volleyball. Just so you know you will realize volleyball will get lost in the shadows. As a gift for graduating, mom and dad will finance 80% of your debt because they feel it is their parental duty since you are their only and only. Unfortunately, during the fall of 2011, mom will inform you that she has been laid off and can longer pay for your student loans. Thankfully, you found yourself a job and lift the burden off your parents’ shoulders and take over the responsibility of paying Sallie Mae monthly. Please know, during your college years you will become the most influential person on campus. Professors, students and faculty will gravitate to your inviting personality and want to be a part of your life. It may not feel like it now, but you will have a positive impact on each person you come into contact with. You will save your best friends from suicide.
My classmates were driven, ambitious, caring and passionate.
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.
Though you might hear students grumbling about the small size or the rural location, overall, Juniata is a very warm and welc...
Though you might hear students grumbling about the small size or the rural location, overall, Juniata is a very warm and welcoming campus. Everyone knows everyone, and students are generally friendly. Professors are open and inviting, and you get the impression that they care about you as individuals.
Nobody needs to phone home everyday; it's better to adapt to the college environment by not constantly talking to your parents I think.
I know several people who don't drink and still go to parties. Though most people who go to parties obviously drink, I don't think it will be a huge deal if you don't.
People tend to complain about how small Huntingdon is and the lack of things to do surrounding campus. In addition, some people feel that Juniata is not hard partying enough.
Most students here are very casual and will even wear sweatpants often to class. However, there are those who dress up too, me included.
The hardest thing about freshman year is finding the people who you're truly compatible to be friends with. Freshman year, everyone wants to be friends because they don't know many people, but you have to realize who are genuine or not.
I wish someone had told me to find an internship the summer after my freshman year. Internships are really important for your resume and post-college opportunities, and I feel that I didn't know that my freshman year.
I decided to go to Juniata because it is one of the few liberal arts colleges that have a Communication department and major. Overall, I don't regret coming here at all because I've grown so much, discovered my academic passion, and met some lifelong friends.
Certain athletic events, such as volleyball or basketball, draw many students. Greek life is nonexistent here, so many people meet their friends through sports teams or clubs. Though many couples do date on campus, in general, many students prefer to stay single during their undergrad years.
Juniata is a pretty liberal campus, and I feel that the LGBT community is relatively accepted and integrated here compared to many other schools. Students come from mostly middle-class backgrounds, and there are many international students on campus.
Juniata's science program is well-known and difficult. In addition, students here have a heavy courseload compared to many other liberal arts colleges. Unlike at many other schools, students seem to place a priority on studying over partying. Like any liberal arts education, you are required to take a variety of classes, which serve to make you a more well-rounded person overall.
The stereotype of Juniata students is that we are all a bunch of hippies or a bunch of science nerds. Though there are plenty of both on campus, there are also a wide variety of other people at this school.
What are the most popular groups/organizations/clubs/teams on campus? There are plenty of organized sports: football, field...
What are the most popular groups/organizations/clubs/teams on campus? There are plenty of organized sports: football, field hockey, m & w rugby
Usually a fairly high workload and good teachers. Most teachers here care deeply about their subjects. These aren't giant-school PhD's who only care about research. Some teachers are not so good, some mediocre, most good, a few truly spectacular.
Stereotypes are for high schoolers. Freshmen come in thinking that stereotypes are still a part of school culture and behave as such. Oh silly freshmen. Sure there are science kids and rich pre-med students, but college is about becoming an individual
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