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Juniata College Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Juniata College, the regular decision application deadline is March 15 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

Students who submit their applications for Fall should hear back from Juniata College by February 1.

Juniata College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Juniata College 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.8
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 31%
Mean SAT Score 1213
Admissions Test Policy Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 90%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 19%
Waitlist Yes

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.

Mark your calendar!

The Early Action deadline is January 5, which is coming up fast! Juniata College will release EA admissions decisions no later than February 15.

The early decision acceptance rate at Juniata College is 9%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 71%. Juniata College accepts about 84% of early action applicants and 71% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2020, Juniata College admitted 65 of the 72 students who applied early decison. Last year, Juniata College admitted 88 of the 1,45 who applied early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into Juniata College

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

In 2021, Juniata College accepted 71% of students, around 1,659 of the 2,344 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.

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

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

What's Most Important to Get In to Juniata College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight 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 apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Juniata College

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Very Important
First Generation Important
Interview Important
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Important

Juniata College Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Juniata College 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)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3.0
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

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, 63% submitted a class rank. At Juniata College 31% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 62% were in the top 25% and 90% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Juniata College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 63%

Juniata College considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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 2020, 90% of Juniata College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 19% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Juniata College?

To be competitive with other Juniata College applicants, you should strive to earn between 1120 and 1320 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Juniata College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1320 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 650 or higher and 75% of students scored 568 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 568 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Juniata College?

To be most competitive at Juniata College, you should strive to earn between 24 and 28 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Juniata College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.

A 24 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Juniata College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 24.

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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 June 15.

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?

Juniata College's acceptance rate is 71%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Juniata College?

Juniata College's early decision acceptance rate was 9% 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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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 71%. This means that the institution accepts 70 out of every 100 applicants.



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Juniata College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Mar 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 15

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

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

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

Juniata College ACT Scores


ACT Range

24 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above


24 to 28


24 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 28 and above have a good chance of getting into Juniata College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 24 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 24 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Juniata College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1120 - 1320


Math SAT Range

550 - 650


Reading SAT Range

568 - 670

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SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1320 and Above


1120 to 1320


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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Juniata College students is 1213. Applicants with SAT scores of 1320 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Juniata College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1120 to 1320 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 3.75. 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.

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