Juniata College Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Juniata College

Juniata College is a private liberal arts college situated in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. It maintains an 11 to 1 student/faculty ratio and an impressive mean class size of 14. The institution has a large selection of undergraduate and graduate degree programs for students to choose from. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via many clubs and organizations.

In athletics, the Juniata Eagles play mostly in the NCAA Division III Landmark Conference.


  • Total Enrollment: 1,433 (1,423 undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male/57% Female
  • 94% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $47,075
  • Books: $1,000
  • Room and Board: $12,800
  • Other Expenses: $1,250
  • Total Cost: $62,125

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 74%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $25,781
    • Loans: $9,677

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Natural Resources and Conservation; Education; and Communication, Journalism

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 84%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 74%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 79%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

Overview of Juniata College Admissions

Juniata College admits around three-quarters of those who apply each year, making it open to applicants. Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application, and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Glowing recommendation letters can bolster your application, along with being involved with student organizations and attempting a challenging course load. Students with unique talents and accomplishments can still receive strong consideration even if their GPAs are outside of the mean range. After applying, students will receive a message from an admissions counselor about the application process’s next steps. Interested students should check out the university’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices.

Admissions Data                        

  • Juniata College Acceptance Rate: 70%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 540/660
    • SAT Math: 540/660
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 27/32
    • ACT English: -/-
    • ACT Math: -/-

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Juniata College, it should be easy to gain admissions to the schools below. If Juniata College is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

San Jose State University, California State University Long Beach, Florida Gulf Coast University, University of Texas at San Antonio, Washington State University, Texas State University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Juniata College, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

University of Houston, University of California, Riverside, University of Arizona, University of Oregon, Florida International University, Colorado State University, Quinnipiac University

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will Be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Juniata College. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, you’ll be a competitive candidate.

University of Connecticut, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Syracuse University, University of Cincinnati, Penn State University Park, United States Military Academy

Applying to Juniata College

Application Deadline: March 15

Undergraduate Admissions Website: https://www.juniata.edu/admission/

Undergraduate Application Link(s):


Graduate Admissions Website: https://www.juniata.edu/academics/graduate-programs/

Graduate Application Link(s): https://apply.juniata.edu/apply/

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