Juniata College

792 reviews
  1. Huntingdon, PA
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
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
74%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
23-30
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$25,883/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,772/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,356/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,102/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,239/ year
  • $110k+
    $29,855/ 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

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,547Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
28%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Unique
    44%
  • Small-town
    26%
  • Quirky
    18%
  • Upper/middle class kid from PA (mostly central).
    9%
  • Weird
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
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 Juniata College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
78%
National
47%
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

Reviews

792 reviews
  • Excellent
    107
  • Very Good
    300
  • Average
    307
  • Poor
    58
  • Terrible
    20
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!
  • College Junior
  • 6 months ago
I ranked it bad because of how Juniata presents Diversity and how students and Juniata handle the topic of Diverity.

Juniata is very big on Diversity. Very big about it. They are trying to get more diverse students. The school also tries to appear more diverse than what it is. Juniata is a liberal campus so if you have conservative views you probably should not voice your opinions...ever. Because students will jump on you and you will be judged.

There are more conservative students on campus than one will realize, they just learned not to voice their opinions as much as the liberal students. Because they really can't.

But if you happen to be a minority especially a racial minority Juniata will ADORE you. Basically, you can almost get away with anything. Academically and Socially. There has been many cases where minority students have been given more chances than students that are white. It's unfair.

If you visited the campus during a busy tour period you will notice colorful flags! These flags are one of the many jokes on campus. They only show up when there are a lot of prospect students, then they magically disapear when its just a normal day. Juniata likes to wear their diverse students as a shield or a shiny gold star but really the school isn't that diverse. It's in the middle of rural PA.

Honestly, go on Yik Yak, its an app. You will see how "diverse" this school really is. Basically, there is always a problem, if its not Black Lives Matter, its other campus wide problems.
  • College Sophomore
  • 10 months ago
I visited Juniata College for an overnight visit for soccer. The girls on the team were super nice and were very involved with student life at the school. A lot of the girls had jobs around campus and participated in intermural activities. All of the students that I talked to seemed to really enjoy their lives at Juniata College. The campus was clean, safe, and beautiful; and the surrounding area was beautiful as well. There was a lot to do around campus with the small town and mountains ranges nearby. In addition to the campus life, I found that the classes and teachers at Juniata College were exceptional. When I sat in on a class, the professor was very involved in making sure the students fully understood the materials being taught. Overall, the college has a great feel and seems like the perfect place to get a quality degree.
  • Niche User
  • 2 months ago