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Colleges / Juniata College

Juniata College

Huntingdon, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate76%

Juniata College Admissions

Juniata College is moderately difficult to get into. Juniata College admitted 76% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 2,563 applications received in 2023, 1,952 students were offered admission.

Reach out to Juniata College's admissions department to confirm any application fees and information.

Students who submit their applications to Juniata College for fall semester should hear back from Juniata College by October 30.

Juniata College Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Juniata College's admissions stats.

Juniata College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 21.33%
Mean SAT Score 1213
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 27.36%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 3.72%
Waitlist No

Juniata College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Juniata College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes November 15 December 15
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes January 15 February 15
Regular Decision Yes 3 15 October 30

Considering Applying Early to Juniata College?

Juniata College offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 15 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 15.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is January 15. Juniata College will release EA admissions decisions no later than February 15.

The early decision acceptance rate at Juniata College is 51%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 76%.

Juniata College accepts about 84% of early action applicants and 76% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, Juniata College admitted 31 of the 61 students who applied early decision. Last year, Juniata College admitted 88 of the 1,45 who applied early action.

Some students apply to college early to increase their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of acceptance, since it is a way to show that you are very interested in a school.

➡️ Find a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Juniata College Admissions

Is Juniata College Hard To Get Into?

It is moderately difficult to get into Juniata College. Juniata College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Juniata College accepted 76% of students, around 1,952 from the 2,563 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Juniata College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Juniata College

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Juniata College

Juniata College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Juniata College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Juniata College

Curious about the factors that are considered by Juniata College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Application Essay Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Talent/Ability Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Class Rank Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
State Residency Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Juniata College for more information on admission factors.

Juniata College Application Requirements

To apply to Juniata College, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Juniata College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Juniata College?

Students admitted to Juniata College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.

Out of all students that were admitted, 50.67% submitted a class rank. At Juniata College 21.33% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 48.67% were in the top 25% and 83.33% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Juniata College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 32.08%
3.75 and 3.99 14.53%
3.50 and 3.74 21.63%
3.25 and 3.49 11.49%
3.00 and 3.24 11.82%
2.50 and 2.9 7.77%
2.00 and 2.49 0.68%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Juniata College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Juniata College is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 27.36% of Juniata College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 3.72% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Juniata College?

To be competitive with other Juniata College applicants, you should strive to earn between 1120 and 1340 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Juniata College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1340 and 25% of scored lower than 1120, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Juniata College student is 1213.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Juniata College students scored 660 or higher and 75% of students scored 570 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Juniata College students scored 680 or higher, and 75% scored a 570 or higher.

To be most competitive at Juniata College, you should strive to earn between 26 and 30 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Juniata College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.

A 26 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Juniata College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 26.

More Information on Transferring to Juniata College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Juniata College.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 15. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Juniata College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Juniata College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Juniata College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Juniata College.

Does Juniata College accept transfer credits?

✅ Juniata College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does Juniata College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Juniata College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Juniata College?

❌ No, Juniata College is test optional, so you can decide whether or not to send your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Juniata College's acceptance rate?

✅ Juniata College has an acceptance rate of 76%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Juniata College?

✅ Juniata College's early decision acceptance rate was 51% in 2021.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Juniata College?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at Juniata College was 84% in 2021.

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Juniata College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Juniata College? Juniata College is a somewhat selective institution. The Juniata College acceptance rate is 76%. This means that the institution accepts 76 out of every 100 applicants.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1120 - 1340


Math SAT Range

550 - 660


Reading SAT Range

570 - 680

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1340 and Above


1120 to 1340


1120 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Juniata College students is 1213. Applicants with SAT scores of 1340 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Juniata College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1120 to 1340 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1120 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Juniata College.

Juniata College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Juniata College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.67. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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Application Deadline

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