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Reviews 766 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love the professors; they are always so passionate. However, sometimes it's hard as an underclassman to get a certain class because of senior priority.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have not yet really looked into this, but we do have a major Career Fair on campus every winter.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: As mentioned, its a very safe place and I feel comfortable walking alone, on a Saturday night, while drunk.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Although the freshman have small rooms, the social atmosphere makes up for lack of space. Hint: try to get TNT or Lesher. Lesher has HUGE rooms but it's an all girls dorm. Everything is in walkable distance since the campus is so tiny.

3 College Junior

Athletics: It's there, but it's not a big deal. There's no special treatment for athletets and you'll end up being friends with many of them. Our teams aren't great but the events are usually fun.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: 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!

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love Juniata! I have met some amazing people there and I cannot wait to go back!

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Juniata is well-respected and there are a lot of alumni who want to help students.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I always feel safe on campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I loved my dorm and everyone is very conscious of the people living around them.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics are not a huge focus at Juniata.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love Juniata and I could not have picked a better school!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professors actually care about you as a person, and actually try to get to know you. They seem to love what they teach.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I've always felt safe walking outside at night-even in Huntingdon.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It all depends on which dorm you get. Sherwood is the worst, but it's not as bad as people make it out to be. I've seen better dorms at other colleges, but I've also seen worse. Try to get in TnT your freshman year, or Lesher if you're female. South and Cloister are good for your upper class years.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I don't really care about athletics, to be honest; I'm not an athlete. The pool needs to be open at more convenient hours, however.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I'm only a freshman, and I'd prefer to rate the overall education and my confidence in getting a job after graduation once I'm a junior or senior. I don't feel as if I can properly judge yet, since I'm going to really start taking classes in my major in the fall.

There is not a lot to do on campus. I was so bored for the first month or so, but I then found a friend group. Once you find your group, things will improve significantly. If you have a car, make sure you bring it! Sometimes just going somewhere else for a day with your friends is what you need.

The professors are the best part of the school-they actually care about you, and will help you if you approach them. They actually get to know you, which I find really cool.

It's a small campus in a small town that does not have a lot of things for college students, so be sure that a small campus in such a rural area is what you want before you come here.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have not had one professor I did not like. All the professors really care. They even invite classes over for dinner!

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The janitors do not clean the bathroom very often, but overall I love living on campus.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: There is only 1 gym for students.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Juniata is my home away from home.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I loved most of my professors. They're tough but they want their students to succeed.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Internship opportunities are always given to students.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I always see JCPS driving around campus.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: My freshman room was close to my classes so it was nice to only have a 5 minute walk.


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Too good to be true? Possibly, but overall, most Juniata students really do love Juniata. They don’t always like it, but most of the time they do. Why do they love it, and why do they not? Because Juniata is a small college in a small town. Yes, it has its advantages, and it has its drawbacks. If something’s going to kill your experience, it’s bound to be its smallness. Students and professors are warm, welcoming, and largely open-minded. Opportunities on campus and around the world are literally endless and growing.

The College is not perfect, but if something’s wrong or broken, the administration does its best to fix it. Students appreciate that. As with anything you love, it’s true that sometimes you just don’t like whatever it is you say you adore, but that doesn’t change your feelings in the end. That pretty much sums up the Juniata experience. Students work hard, have fun, find their passions, and prepare for the world and the future. They also occasionally pull their hair out from claustrophobia. But in the end, they do appreciate Juniata, both while they’re there and after they graduate. And in the end, their overall experiences are precisely why they recommend Juniata so strongly and so happily.

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