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Academics

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 design their educational plan with the college’s Program of Emphasis. Many students do so, about 30 percent. Those interested in a specific established program—something like accounting or chemistry—can use an existing designated Program of Emphasis. 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.”

Student Body

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” come to Juniata College to pursue their education. Students agree that “everyone fits in somewhere” at Juniata College because “people are accepted not despite their differences, but because of them.”

Campus Life

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 drawbacks.

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Pamela Zilch
Campus Visit Coordinator

Address
1700 Moore Street
Huntingdon, PA 16652

Phone
(814) 641-3428

Email
zilchp@juniata.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
von Liebig Science Center
Founders Hall
The Quad
Eagles Landing
Kepple Hall, Juniata's Integrated Media and Studio Arts Building

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Raystown Environmental Field Station
Huntingdon County Art Space
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
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
During Open Houses and other special group events

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@juniata.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

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

Transportation

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 Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott - 814-643-3672 Comfort Inn - (814)643-1600 Located just off Rt. 22 on 4th Street, Huntingdon (2 miles from campus) Gage Mansion B&B - 814-506-8411 The Inn at Edgewater Acres 814-669-4144 Located just off Rt. 22 West of Huntingdon in Alexandria. (8 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)

Admissions

Applicants: 2,437
Acceptance Rate: 70%
Average HS GPA: 3.76







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