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Colleges / Juniata College

Juniata College

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

Juniata College Admissions

Consult with Juniata College's admissions department for any important information, including application fees.

Students who apply to Juniata College for fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than October 30.

Juniata College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Juniata College's admissions stats.

Juniata College 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.8
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 29%
Mean SAT Score 1213
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 37%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 7%
Waitlist No

Juniata College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Juniata College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Info Not Available –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes January 15 February 15
Regular Decision Yes March 15 October 30

Considering Applying Early to Juniata College?

Juniata College may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Juniata College directly for more information about early applications.

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

Juniata College accepts around 84% of early action applicants and 74% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2021, Juniata College admitted 88 of the 1,45 who applied early action.

➡️ Discover 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?

Getting into Juniata College is moderately difficult.

In 2021, Juniata College accepted 74% of students, around 2,049 of the 2,753 students who applied.

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 choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. 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 admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Juniata College

What does Juniata College consider 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
Extracurricular Activities Important
Application Essay Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Talent/Ability Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
State Residency Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work 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. Make sure to check in 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
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3.0
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 3.8.

Out of all students that were admitted, 61% submitted a class rank. At Juniata College 29% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 61% were in the top 25% and 90% 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 41%
3.75 and 3.99 20%
3.50 and 3.74 16%
3.25 and 3.49 10%
3.00 and 3.24 8%
2.50 and 2.9 4%
2.00 and 2.49 1%

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 considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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

In 2022, 37% of Juniata College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 7% 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 score between 1170 and 1330 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Juniata College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1330 and 25% of scored lower than 1170, 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 680 or higher and 75% of students scored 580 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Juniata College students scored 670 or higher, and 75% scored a 580 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Juniata College?

To be most competitive at Juniata College, you should strive to earn between 26 and 31 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 31 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Juniata College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 31, and three out of four students scored lower than 31 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.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

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

• Spring 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 and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Juniata College?

❌ No, Juniata College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send 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?

✅ The acceptance rate for Juniata College is 74%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Juniata College?

🟨 Juniata College may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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 74%. This means that the institution accepts 74 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 ACT Scores


ACT Range

26 - 31

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

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 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 3.81. 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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Campus Setting

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Tuition and Fees

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Application Deadline

Mar 15
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