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School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1876
    • Size:
    • Small (<5000 students)
    • Type:
    • Private non-profit
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
      Religiously affliated
    • Specialization:
    • Liberal Arts School 1
    • Climate:
    • Temperate
    • Location:
    • 1700 Moore Street, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States, 16652
    • Phone:
    • +18146413000
    • Setting:
    • Rural

The History of Juniata College

Juniata College is a private liberal arts college in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States. Founded in 1876 as a co-educational school, it was originally the first college started by members of the Church of the Brethren as a center for vocational learning for those who could not afford formal education.

Juniata College is a cohesive community of interesting, inquisitive, hardworking, and fun individuals who think deeply about who we are meant to be. We believe there is no better place on the planet for discovering your passions, developing your intellect and your heart, and ultimately becoming the author of your own powerful story. 

Juniata College features a "Program of Emphasis" rather than the common Academic major. Within a certain course framework, students choose and create their own Program of Emphasis and graduate with a degree in it. There are designated Programs of Emphasis that follow a set of courses (e.g. Environmental Science, Communication and Anthropology, etc.) or students may create their own with the approval of two faculty advisors.

Juniata is a liberal arts institution. It has programs in a variety of areas, from the natural sciences to the arts, social sciences, and humanities. Many students who enter Juniata for the strong science programs, however, find that they enjoy world culture, international programs, peace studies, politics, or a variety of other disciplines. This varied combination allows students to explore different facets of the world.

Academic Highlights

Juniata College features a "Program of Emphasis" rather than the common Academic major. Within a certain course framework, students choose and create their own Program of Emphasis and graduate with a degree in it. There are designated Programs of Emphasis that follow a set of courses (e.g. Environmental Science, Communication and Anthropology, etc.) or students may create their own with the approval of two faculty advisors.

Life in Juniata College

Juniata is a Division III collegiate sports institution. It is well known for its volleyball program (Men's and Women's) and is also a charter member of the Landmark Conference. Juniata athletes compete in the Landmark Conference except for volleyball and football. The Juniata Men's Volleyball Team competes in the Continental Volleyball Conference (formerly it completed in the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association winning several titles under, both, Division I and Division III sanctioning).

School Ranking

Juniata College ranks 133rd in the 2015 Forbes.com College Rankings, ranks 36th in the 2014 Washington Monthly Best Bang for the Buck Rankings, ranks 105th in the 2014 U.S News & World Repor. 

Admissions

Half the applicants admitted to Juniata College have an SAT score between 1080 and 1320 or an ACT score of 23 and 30. However, one quarter of admitted applicants achieved scores above these ranges and one quarter scored below these ranges. The application deadline at Juniata College is March 15.

Notable Alumni

  • Pat Malone 
  • Francis Harvey Gree
  • Morley J. Mays
  • Chuck Knox
  • Wayne M. Meyers
  • Ronald Blanck

Acceptance Rate

Juniata College acceptance rate 70.8%

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