Huntingdon, PA
Juniata College


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Recent Reviews

Renee
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It is much smaller and provides a more intimate setting than others I looked at.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It is much smaller and provides a more intimate setting than others I looked at.

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

Find a college that fits you. It should not feel like you are going to be lost in the large numbers or bored out of your mind because it is too small. It all depends on what is right for you. You should also look into what major you are considering and how current students in that major feel about it. Since I was interested in chemistry, I found a school that was the right size for me and had a good chemistry program. Those are my best recomendations.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Juniata College is good for people who are interested in getting an education. Juniata is very focused on giving you a great education but you must be willing to work for it. There is the potential for a lot of individual attention here at Juniata. Classes are typically small and there are plenty of opportunities for students to meet either in small groups or one-on-one with professors.

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

I would say, "Once you get into college you will look back and wonder 'why was I so worried'?" Even if you don't get into you...

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

I would say, "Once you get into college you will look back and wonder 'why was I so worried'?" Even if you don't get into your first choice, there is always a college for you out there somewhere and you will get into a good school. Just because you don't attend an Ivy League doesn't mean you're less intelligent. There are plenty of great schools in this country that are less well known, you just have to look a little farther to find them. My school, Juniata, is considered one of the top schools in the catagory of "Schools that will change your life". I believe this to be true. College will change your life regardless of if it's your first or second choice. All colleges in this country are great so don't sweat it if you don't go to Harvard or Yale. Sometimes the smaller schools will surprise you and you'll have the time of your life. The only other advice I would have is, pick a major that you love, not just what will make you the most money when your older. Good Luck

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

I would have to say the lack of national diversity. I say national because we do have a lot of exchange student from over seas but in terms of American students most are white and come from areas close to the school besides a handful that come from distant states.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

I brag that my school is harder than there schools and I feel that that it is. In comparrison I get a lot more work and have harder classes that require more focus.

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

To find the right college, visit all of the ones you are interested in. The feeling of being there on campus will let you kno...

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

To find the right college, visit all of the ones you are interested in. The feeling of being there on campus will let you know if you feel at home. To make the most of the college experience, don't be afraid to dive right in on activities you find interesting. Try everything you want and make mistakes (but learn from them) because that's what college is all about.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about Juniata College is the competition. Not only do you compete for grades but your best friends keep you "in shape" mentally and verbally. The people there extend your experiences and views on the world and you return home feeling that you've changed for the better.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

I brag most about our outstanding alumni and quirky traditions. We brag about alumni who have brought us a nobel prize in physics, renoun scholarship spots in every field and our quirky traditions like "storming the arch" (freshman try to run through the oldest dorm's arch but are blocked by men's and women's rugby teams) and "mountain day"(unannounced [until 2 am] day off from classes).

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

Juniata College is a place where one can go to begin to change their lives for the better through excellent education, the ho...

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

Juniata College is a place where one can go to begin to change their lives for the better through excellent education, the honest and encouraging professors, and the campus community.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

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.

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

The parents and students should visit the colleges together. Parents should see if they can see a look in their child's eyes and see if their face lights up at a particular school. Sometimes it is easier for the parents to see the student's reaction. The student should take in everything that is being said about each college and try to picture themselves walking around on that campus. They need to feel as though they would be comfortable and could see themselves on campus. If some of the colleges need to be visited a second, third, or even fourth time, do so. The student should feel completely confident with his or her decision. Lastly, a list of pros and cons should be made and see which college is best suited for the student's lifestyle and personality.

Casey
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Academically: Pre-med Athletics: Men's and womens volleyball

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Academically: Pre-med Athletics: Men's and womens volleyball

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Very small, unique and everyone knows everyone. It is a very close-knit community.

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

Look for the college you love, and do not settle with anything less. A lot of kids find a school they get a scholarship for or they choose it just because they don't know where else to go. This is the wrong approach and that needs to be explained to children going into college. I went back and forth many times on a few different schools but in the end it went back to what my gut feeling was right off the bat and I am so glad that I chose Juniata. Transferring is always a possibility but not because I dislike my school but because I am not scared to try new things and possibly travel around the country. I think transferring is looked down upon and children need to not stress too much over their college choice because if they really need to; they can find a school thats a better fit. In conclusion kids need to be easy going and relaxed about their college choice and really just do what the feel is right.

Elizabeth
Describe the students at your school.

Smart, semi-ecentric people.

Describe the students at your school.

Smart, semi-ecentric people.

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

Visit the school. Make sure you like the campus as well as the community. Ask questions while you are there. Ask anything you want to know, you don't want to show up as a student just to find out you hate a main practice at the school. Do your own research. Look at the college website and explore it. Get in contact with someone from your high school who goes to the college you are interested in, if available. Once you get to school, go out and meet people out of your comfort zone. Joining some kind of campus group will make this easier to do. Go and experience new things, this is one way to meet some very interesting people.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who doesn't take school seriously and without the willingness to work hard.

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

Selecting a college is one of the biggest decisions of a young person's life. Finding the right school is often a long and gr...

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

Selecting a college is one of the biggest decisions of a young person's life. Finding the right school is often a long and grueling process, but once you find out what you like and don't like in a school, it is much easier to find the right one. It is best to visit as many schools as you can because that is the only way to see what the school is really like. Books and websites can only tell you so much. You have to go to the school and see how you feel. Also, it should ultimately be the student's decision; not the parents'. The student has to get the feeling that it is the right place for them because they are the ones living there for four years. And when you do get "the feeling" you will know. You know that that one school is where you belong. Once you find the right school, get involved and don't be afraid to go out on the weekends and meet people. You only get four years at college and you have to make the most of it. It is truly an experience you won't forget.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The location is not the best because it is in the middle of nowhere, but that also forces us to be more creative to keep ourselves entertained. The school also does a good job of bringing in activities since Huntingdon is such a small town.

Brooke
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Juniata college is very well known for liberal arts and medicine.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Juniata college is very well known for liberal arts and medicine.

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

Research all of your options and alternatives when choosing a college that is the "perfect match". Weigh out the positive and negative aspects of each college. Don't settle for a college that is more financially suitable and downgrade is academics, just to save a dollar or two. If you are going to invest in your future, don't cheat yourself of a academically enriching environment for and atomshpere that lacks in such departments. Finally, don't forget to visit each college. Pictures cannot nearly express the warmth and security a campus provides/ or lacks in person.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing with Juniata college is the cost of tutiton. It is very expensive to attend Juniata, and I wish there was more financial aid available to me. This college has so much academically to offer students, it is just very costly.

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

During the application process, make sure you have asked teachers ahead of time for letters of recommendation. Also, get your...

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

During the application process, make sure you have asked teachers ahead of time for letters of recommendation. Also, get your applications in as fast as possible to make sure you have the maximum time for your number one school to look at it. During your first year of college, ask a friend who has been through their first year for any advice and for suggestions on products to buy for your room.

What kind of person should attend this school?

The kind of student that should attend Juniata College needs to be dedicated to their studies and make sure they do not fall behind in their work. But in order to get the full experience of the college, it is also important to attend activities out of the class room to make sure you make new friends and become informed about subjects that range from the arts to science.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

If you do not like a small town feel, Juniata is not for you. While the campus is spread out over a decent amount of land, the town of Huntingdon is a good 10 minute walk and does not include many shopping areas. Also, those who want more of a party school will be disappointed. While there are activities over the weekend, it usually lasts one night and not during the week.

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

The best advice I can give is make sure you feel a sense of belonging. As a student, the moment you walk on a campus, you sh...

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

The best advice I can give is make sure you feel a sense of belonging. As a student, the moment you walk on a campus, you should feel like you belong, like you it is somewhere you can grow boh academically and emotionally. As a parent, you shoudl feel like your child will be safe on campus without you there by their side every minute. This will alleviate a major sense of worrying and also allow your child to grow individually.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The tuition...it's really hard to afford when you're doing it all on your own with no family support

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Anyone looking for a large school or city-based...or anyone that wants cliques.

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