2017 Best Colleges in PennsylvaniaAbout this List

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  1. Juniata College

    • 4 Year
    • Huntingdon, PA
    • 800
    19 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania

    College Junior: 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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    • A-
      Overall Niche Grade
    • 77% Acceptance Rate
    • $26,035 Net Price
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