Huntingdon, PA
Juniata College


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Recent Reviews

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

I would reccomend not to chose the hardest school you are accepted to, you want to be challenged however you also want the op...

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

I would reccomend not to chose the hardest school you are accepted to, you want to be challenged however you also want the opportunity to have a fun time and be social. I think that it is acceptable to take time off and look around at other schools if you dont think that you have found the perfect school or if you don't think that you are ready for school. College is supposed to be the best time of your life so make sure it is perfect and has the correct balance between academics and social activites. There is no need to rush into school and waste your money if you don't think you found the right school or if you aren't ready. Also follow your own beliefs, don't be influenced by your peers, make the decisions that you want to make not what you think will make you cool or make you fit in. There is no need to spend your whole college career trying to impress people, that was what high school was about and don't you think that you had enough of that?

What's unique about your campus?

The school is very friendly, there are no fraternities or sororities which seems to make the student body much more accepting than in other schools. The school turns their heads the other way regarding on campus parties, likely because the lack of these sororities and fraternities. The closest our school has to fraternities and sororities would be sports teams.

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

My school is under the impression that they are a very diverse school and incredibly accepting of minorities however as a Jewish student and a friend of a multi-racial student I feel that the school is not as diverse or accepting as they are under the impression they are. The school also fails to cater to the minorities in the way they should (ex: I have mid-terms on Yom Kippur and finals on Hannukah).

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

Make sure you choose a school based on the type of education you will get and not the social scene. There is always somewhere...

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

Make sure you choose a school based on the type of education you will get and not the social scene. There is always somewhere you can go to party, but you only get one chance to choose the type of education you'll get.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who doesn't mind going to a smaller school and who wants a great education.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

There isn't much to do on the weekends.

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

All students need to research what college is going to fit theirs needs the best. What school has the best program for their ...

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

All students need to research what college is going to fit theirs needs the best. What school has the best program for their major is an important part. Choosing what size classes would make you comfortable is important. Students need to get out and join groups and meet new people to make the most of their college career.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Anyone could attend this school.

Ashley
Describe the students at your school.

Many of my classmates appear unmotivated.

Describe the students at your school.

Many of my classmates appear unmotivated.

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

In all honesty I would advise students and parents to attend an inexpensive school. I've realized that it doesn't have as much to do with what school you attend (as in one known for being prestigious), but what you are able to make of yourself at that school and there after. It's nice to be able to enjoy your education without worrying about placing such a heavy financial burden upon your parents and even yourself. Other really important factors in deciding on a school is the overall atmosphere of the campus, what the professors are like, and the academic programs provided. Sometimes students will just know if a campus is right for them by taking a tour. I think the one true way of indicating what school one should attend is based soley on gut instincts. If a students trusts there gut feeling about a specific school they'll most likely end up where they were meant to be all along. Deciding on a college is often made out to be much harder than it should. If one knows what they're looking for in a school, they don't need to know anything else.

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

Not enough financial aid is the worst thing about my school. Most money is used to fund athletics and not academics. The system does not account for multiple factors, such as what the family income really goes toward when deciding who is eligible for need-based aid. I didn't recieve as much scholarship money and moregrants that I feel I deserved. If Juniata was able to help students more with the high costs of attending, it wouldn't be such a burden to students to get an education at Juniata.

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.

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