Juniata College

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1700 Moore Street

Huntingdon, PA 16652

Phone: (814) 641-3000
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Mar. 15
application deadline

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#100 Overall Score: 54 out of 100. National Liberal Arts Colleges

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Juniata College is a private institution that was founded in 1876. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,558, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 800 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Juniata College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 100. Its tuition and fees are $37,170 (2013-14).

Juniata College is a small, private liberal arts institution located in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, about midway between Pittsburgh and the state capital of Harrisburg. Students at Juniata College can choose from about 100 undergraduate academic programs, and about 30 percent of them design their own major. Through the Program of Emphasis (POE) system, students can combine specific interests into a specialized area of study. For example, a student could earn a degree combining studies in mathematics and theater. Classes at Juniata College are small, and about 95 percent of graduates finish in four years.

Students at Juniata College participate in many school traditions, such as the Mr. Juniata Pageant and the All Class Night talent show. Another tradition is Mountain Day, when classes are canceled, and the student body heads to a state park for outdoor fun. Part of the Mountain Day excitement is that no one knows in advance which day it will happen. There are no fraternities or sororities at Juniata College, but students can join more than 90 organizations and play club sports. The Juniata Eagles varsity teams compete in the NCAA Division III in various conferences.

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Juniata is an independent, co-educational college of liberal arts and sciences. Located in the scenic mountains of central Pennsylvania, the beautiful 110-acre main campus is supplemented by the 315-acre Baker-Henry Nature Preserve and Baker Peace Chapel. In addition, a 365-acre Environmental Studies Field Station on nearby Raystown Lake provides one of the most distinctive opportunities in environmental science in the nation.
The College has a strong reputation for excellent academics, personal attention, and state-of-the-art technological resources. Juniata students enjoy small classes, a challenging, flexible curriculum, collaborative student-faculty relationships, countless chances to learn by doing, and a lively campus offering lots to do and great new friends.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1876
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $78,688,365


When applying to Juniata College, it's important to note the application deadline is March 15, and the early decision deadline is November 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due March 15. The application fee at Juniata College is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 66.4 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 66.4%
Application deadline March 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by March 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Juniata College is 13:1, and the school has 67.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Juniata College include: Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Natural Resources and Conservation; and Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 86 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate 71%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 16%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 13%
Education 11%
Natural Resources and Conservation 8%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 7%

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Student Life

Juniata College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,558, with a gender distribution of 45.3 percent male students and 54.7 percent female students. At this school, 79 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 21 percent of students live off campus. Juniata College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,565
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Juniata College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Juniata College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Juniata College, 32 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Juniata College.

Students who have cars on campus 32%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Juniata College, 70.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $22,544.

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Tuition and fees $37,170 (2013-14)
Room and board $10,200 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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