A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A+
Juniata College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Centennial Conference
Address
1700 Moore St
Huntingdon, PA 16652

Juniata College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
77%
Application Deadline
February 15
SAT Range
ACT Range
23-30
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$26,035/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,069/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,593/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,888/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,001/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,387/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.50 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.54 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.54 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,512Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 34 responses
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  • Unique
    44%
  • Small-town
    26%
  • Quirky
    18%
  • Upper/middle class kid from PA (mostly central).
    9%
  • Weird
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
98%
of students say they don't have Greek life.41 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.70 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Tiny, yet homey and beautuful
    59%
  • Home away from home
    19%
  • The Island of Misfit Toys
    16%
  • Stressful
    3%
  • The perfect place for studying
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
74%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.36 responses
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For the most part, I love Juniata; the academics are great, and the campus is gorgeous. The party scene isn't bad if you want a party you can find one on Saturday nights, but it's not going to be as great as Penn State. Side note: the school is chill about underage drinking. Although Huntingdon is a bit of a letdown, Altoona and State College are about 45 minutes away, and both have plenty to do. Juniata is also very good at getting presenters or concerts on campus, which surprised me since the school is unknown. One of my favorite parts is the tradition we have Madrigal, tenting, Lobsterfest, Storming the Arch, Pig Roast and Mountain Day. There isn't a lazy teacher at Juniata; they are very educated in their field, and I haven't had one that isn't compassionate about their subject. They are also very easy to talk to! The administration is the same way, a lot of people give them a lot of troubles, and they are a bit disorganized sometimes, but I honestly love them. President Troha is very approachable and knows most students by name; you can see him eating in the cafetiria with students and at sports events. Juniata College is a very safe area; I have often left my computer laying around and don't even have to worry about it being taken. It's a small school, and you will see everyone you know, but overall the students are all very nice, they are all generally from the PA area, but I never felt left out being from a far away state. The worst part of Juniata is the food, which I hear is being upgraded as we speak. However, the people who serve the food are probably the nicest people you'll ever meet. Up until college, I was a vegetarian. However, I found that very difficult at Juniata. It's pretty hard to eat healthy, but you won't gain the freshman 15 since the food is so bad you'll probably find yourself skipping meals. The hours are weird too, and there are no late night options included in the meal plan. But, most of the dorms have kitchens!
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Entering Juniata as a first-year student was a bit scary at first, but once I was comfortable with the people I would be living with for the next two semesters, I was content with my decision of enrolling at Juniata College. Most of the students are hospitable, as well as the campus faculty and staff. As a small liberal arts college, the professors on campus are always willing to talk with you about any questions you have about class work. One of my most favorite things about Juniata however, is that the student body is very diverse and I have met several life-long friends. The only con about Juniata is that the food is sub-par, because sometimes there is not much of a variety, but then again, you can still get creative with your meals in the cafeteria. Overall, Juniata College was one of the best decisions I have made and even if I will only be there for 3 or 4 years, I believe it will be an unforgettable experience.
The first time I came to Juniata was for a college visit. Right away, I knew this was the college for me, mainly because it felt like home. Everyone here makes me feel so welcomed and comforted which are important feelings a college should be producing in my opinion. With the classes being fairly small, I get a lot of individual attention and help with my work. Every professor I have knows me and everyone else by name and genuinely cares about each of us. There are many campus activities every day of the week that enable students to be more involved and expand on their college experience. College is an important part of someone's life and should be a positive experience for everyone involved.