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Juniata College

Huntingdon, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate74%
Acceptance Rate74%

About Juniata College

Juniata College Overview

Juniata College is a private, religious school in a small town setting in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. Juniata College was founded in 1876 and the school currently enrolls around 1,288 students a year, including 1,254 undergraduates. Juniata College provides housing for up to 1,261 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 75% of students spend their weekends on campus.

📆 Mark your calendar! March 15, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should hear from Juniata College by October 30.

Student Involvement at Juniata College

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Juniata College's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Juniata College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Juniata College does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? Juniata College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Juniata College on the Student Life page.

2022 Juniata College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 74%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate 84%
Average GPA 3.8
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 84%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 37%
Tuition $53,256
Percent of Need Met 87.6%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $37,385

Is Juniata College a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better sense of what Juniata College offers and if the college seems like the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Juniata College

Juniata College is moderately difficult to get into. Around 74% of applicants get into Juniata College each year. Last year, 2,753 students applied to Juniata College and 2,049 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Juniata College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 83% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Juniata Collegereturn for the next year. Around 76% of students who started at Juniata College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Juniata College Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. 68% of graduates from Juniata College recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

Check with Juniata College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Juniata College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Juniata College's endowment was $117.3 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $13,924 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Juniata College

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Juniata College meets 87.6% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $37,385 a year.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $34,216 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Juniata College.

Based on this information, does Juniata College seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Juniata College a good school for you?

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Where is Juniata College Located?

Juniata College is located in the small town setting of Huntingdon, Pennsylvania.

If you would like to see Juniata College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 22 to Huntingdon, or book a flight to the nearest airport, University Park.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Juniata College and Huntingdon are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1700 Moore Street Huntingdon, PA 16652-2119

Campus Setting: Small Town

Juniata College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Mar 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Juniata College is Mar 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Juniata College is Aug 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Juniata College is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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Juniata College ACT Scores


ACT Range

26 - 31

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

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31 and Above


26 to 31


26 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Juniata College is 27. Students with an ACT score of 31 and above have a good chance of getting into Juniata College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 26 and 31 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 26 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Juniata College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1170 - 1330


Math SAT Range

580 - 680


Reading SAT Range

580 - 670

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1330 and Above


1170 to 1330


1170 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Juniata College students is 1213. Applicants with SAT scores of 1330 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Juniata College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1170 to 1330 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1170 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Juniata College.

Juniata College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Juniata College is like? There are approximately 1,288 students enrolled at Juniata College, including 1,254 undergraduate students and 34 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 68% percent are from PA and 32% percent of students are from other states.


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