Juniata College campus


Acceptance Rate
Average HS GPA

GPA Breakdown

Over 3.75
3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
520 - 630
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
520 - 620
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 32


Early Decision
November 15

Early Decision II
February 15

February 15

Other Admission Factors


Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay

Character / Personal Qualities

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years


  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Information Resources Management/CIO Training
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Health Communication

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Information Technology
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

  • Education

  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Education, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education

  • Engineering

  • Engineering Physics

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • International/Global Studies
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Museology/Museum Studies
  • Natural Sciences
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Natural Resource Economics
  • Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Directing and Theatrical Production
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General

Students Say

Juniata College is a private liberal arts college located in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. The college is named after the Juniata River. The school has “excellent science programs,” and a few students say that there need to be “more resources [for] non-science programs.” However, even students not majoring in science get access to some great facilities, with theater students exclaiming, “The theater program is unlike any other in country” and praising their new Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts. At Juniata, students can choose one of the many majors offered, or they can design their own under the Program of Emphasis. Many students do so, about 30 percent, which allows each student to choose which classes would best fit their intended area of study. All students have the option of working with two faculty advisors. The “outstanding education” is built on a bedrock of strong faculty members who offer “superior education through meaningful personal interaction.” Most class sizes tend to be fairly small, and though some classes are “tough to get in to because there is only one professor for a certain subject,” many agree that they love the attention that each professor gives and that the teachers “really go out of their way” to help students succeed and “value student success as much as the student does.” Success, however, doesn’t come without a price at Juniata, with a large amount of the students agreeing that their “good grades do not come without effort,” but that the class load is “challenging, but not overwhelming.”



Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Opportunities at School


Notable Faculty

Prominent Alumni

Dr. William Phillips '70
Nobel Prize in Physics, National Academy of Science

Dr. James Madara '71
CEO, Univ of Chicago; Pres American Board of Pathology

Mary A. White '73
President & CEO of Swedish Medical Center, Denver, CO

Timothy Statton '72
Retired President, Bechtel Power Corporation

Bruce Davis '65
Retired Exec Dir., Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Scienc

Charles R. Knox '54
NFL's eighth winningest coach

Michael J. Klag '74
Dean of The Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Opportunities at School


ROI & Outcomes

Colleges that Create Futures


Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Need-Based Loan

Average amount of loan debt per graduate

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package

Financial aid provided to international students

Expenses per Academic Year

Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology

Scholarships and Grants


Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)

Direct Lender

Financial Aid Rating


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
Out of State

Foreign Countries Represented


54% female
46% male
36% are out of state
96% are full time
4% are part time

Students Say

Students tend to describe themselves as “driven” and “passionately interested in their subjects,” though they also take pride in their “laid-back” attitudes, saying they “know how to balance fun and work.” During the week students “tend to buckle down and get their work done.” A lot of “exchange students from around the world” that come to Juniata College to pursue their education, but for the most part, “almost all the students are Caucasian.” Students agree that “everyone fits in somewhere” at Juniata College because “people are accepted not despite their differences, but because of them.”


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
International Student

Students Say

Students seem to agree that there “isn’t much to do in the town” of Huntingdon, but Juniata College makes up for it by making sure there is “always something to do” on campus. There are so many activities and groups on campus that some say, “It feels like you’re missing out if you go home for the weekend.” There are a “lot of traditions such as Storming of the Arch, Mountain Day, and Madrigal” that have been around the campus for decades and help bring students together. For instance, during Mountain Day, classes are canceled, and students and faculty are shuttled to a state park near the school where there are lunches, nature walks, and various games being played, and neither group knows when exactly it is going to be until the morning of the event. While there might be a lot of activities to do on campus, “if you want to party you can find one.” If you want to just relax with your fellow students, “Raystown Lake is only twenty minutes away,” where many students like to go and relax. Back on campus, many students seem to think that the “dorms and food” need improvement, but believe that the academic experience they receive outweighs those inconveniences.

Special Needs Admissions

College Entrance Tests Required

Interview Required

Special Need Services Offered

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations


Athletic Division
Division III

38% participate in intramural sports
24% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Eagles)
9 Sports

Cross Country
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Eagles)
10 Sports

Cross Country
Field Hockey
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor

Student Services

LGBT Support Groups: Office of Diversity; http://clubs.juniata.edu/awol/

Minority Support Groups: Office of Diversity - http://www.juniata.edu/services/diversity/


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network

Email and Web Access Available

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms

Average Number of PC's per Lab

Network Access in Dorm Rooms

Network Access in Dorm Lounges

Fee for Network Use

Student Web Pages Permitted

Student Web Pages Provided

Partnerships with Technology Companies

Online Class Registration Available

Personal computer included in tuition for each student

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers

Undergraduates that Own Computers

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors

Dell Computers through Juniata College Bookstore

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations

Campus Visits Contact

Pamela Zilch
Campus Visit Coordinator

1700 Moore Street
Huntingdon, PA 16652

(814) 641-3428


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
von Liebig Science Center
Founders Hall
The Quad
Eagles Landing
Dale Hall

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Raystown Environmental Field Station
Nature Preserve
Peace Chapel
Raystown Lake
Lincoln Caverns

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

During Open Houses and other special group events

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays

Contact Admissions Office

While classes are in session, except for Friday and Saturday nights, Holidays and final exam periods


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Plane The University Park Airport in State College (approximately 35 miles from campus) offers commercial air travel service to the region. It is serviced by Northwest Airlink, Delta, United Airlines and US Air-Express. Train Amtrack Trains serve Huntingdon twice daily from the East and the West. The Huntingdon Station is 1 mile from campus. Call Amtrack at 1-800-872-7245.

Driving Instructions to Campus
North From Buffalo, New York and points Northwest Take NY 219 South to PA 255 South to PA 153 South to I-80 East, Exit 123 (Woodlands). Follow PA 970 South to US 322 East to 350 South to I-99 South, Exit 48 (Tyrone). Follow PA 453 South to US 22 East to Huntingdon. Follow our listed detailed local directions. From New York City, Connecticut and points Northeast Take I-80 West to I-99/220 South to US 322 East to PO 26 South to Huntingdon. Follow our listed detailed local directions. South From Washington D.C. and points South Take I-270 North to I-70 West. Then take I-81 North to PA 16 West or Exit 5. Follow PA 16 West to PA 522 North to Mount Union. Take US 22 West to Huntingdon. Follow our listed detailed local directions. From Baltimore, Maryland Take I-83 North to the PA Turnpike (I-76) West, Exit 180. Follow PA 522 North to US 22 West to Huntingdon. Follow our listed detailed local directions. East From Philadelphia and points East Take the PA Turnpike (I-76) West, Exit 180. Follow PA 522 North to US 22 West to Huntingdon. Follow our listed detailed local directions. From Allentown/Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Take I-78 West to I-81 South to Harrisburg. Follow signs for US 322/22 West to Lewistown. Continue on US 22 West to Huntingdon. Follow our listed detailed local directions. West From Pittsburgh and points West Take I-376 East to US 22 East to Huntingdon. Follow our listed detailed local directions. or Take the PA Turnpike (I-76) East, Exit 146. Follow I-99 North. Continue on I-99 North following signs for "Altoona Bedford, 220 North." Stay in left lane following the sign for "Altoona/220 North". Follow I-99/220 North to the Tyrone Exit 48. At the end of the exit ramp turn left. Follow to the stop sign and turn right onto PA 453 South. Take PA 453 South to US 22 East to Huntingdon. Follow our listed detailed local directions. Detailed Local Directions From PA 26 South In Huntingdon turn right onto Penn St., turn right onto 6th St., turn left onto Moore St. Travel to the intersection of 18th and Moore Sts. From US 22 East Turn left at the traffic light intersection of 4th St. and US 22. Turn left onto Penn St. Turn right onto 6th St. Turn left onto Moore St. Travel to the intersection of 18th and Moore Sts. From US 22 West Turn right at the traffic light intersection of 4th St. and US 22. Turn left onto Penn St. Turn right onto 6th St. Turn left onto Moore St. Travel to the intersection of 18th and Moore Sts.

Local Accommodations
Huntingdon Comfort Inn - (814)643-1600 Located just off Rt. 22 on 4th Street, Huntingdon (2 miles from campus) Aunt Susie's Bed and Breakfast 814-658-3638 From Huntingdon travel eight miles South on Rt. 26, turn left a Seven Points Entrance, travel half mile and follow signs (2nd left). (Near Raystown Lake 15 miles from campus.) Cedar Hill at Spruce Creek Bed and Breakfast 888-764-9790 From Huntingdon travel on Rt. 22 North to 453, then turn right onto Rt. 45 and travel 3 miles toward State College. (15 miles from campus) The Clubhouse Bed and Breakfast 814-832-9122 Located on High Street in Williamsburg. (13 miles from campus) Days Inn 814-643-3934 Located at the intersection of Rt. 22 and 4th St., Huntingdon. (2 miles from campus) Edgewater Acres Country Inn Resort 814-669-4144 Located just off Rt. 22 West of Huntingdon in Alexandria. (8 miles from campus) The Hearthwood House 814-669-4386 Located two miles off Rt. 22 West of Huntingdon in Alexandria. (9 miles from campus) Huntingdon Motor Inn 814-643-1133 Located at the intersection of Rts. 22 and 26, Huntingdon. (2 miles from campus) The Inn at Solvang 814-643-3035 Located on Rt. 26 North of Huntingdon. (4 miles from campus) Lake Raystown Resort and Lodge 814-658-3500 Located on Rt. 26 South of Huntingdon. (15 miles from campus) Maple Shade Bed and Breakfast 814-627-0488 Located just off Rt. 26 South of Huntingdon in McConnellstown. (6 miles from campus) Yoder's Bed and Breakfast 814-641-3221 Located on Rt. 22 West of Huntingdon. (4 miles from campus)