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Study at Juniata College

Juniata College is a private, coeducational, liberal arts college and is located in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States. It was founded in 1876 by the Church of the Brethren. It was coeducational right from the first day of its existence. The campus of the college spreads across 800 acres of rural land. The college is well known for the courses in natural sciences, social sciences and humanities that it offers.

The athletics teams of the college are known as the Eagles. The official mascot of the college is the Eagle. The students take part in softball, baseball, tennis, field hockey, volleyball, track and field, football, soccer, basketball and swimming. The college also has a dedicated cheerleading squad.

Profile of Juniata College

Juniata is in a town not particularly near any major cities, in Huntingdon, PA. The school is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at Juniata earn degrees up to the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

There are more programs of study at the school than you'll find at most colleges of similar size. The most common major fields study at Juniata include science and conservation and resource management.

Juniata Selectivity

The school does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 530 to 640 for students at Juniata. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 540 and 640. The school attracts a fair number of students from out of state.


One indicator of school quality is the number of students per professor, and here Juniata does well in comparison to most schools. Some professors at the school are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members. Faculty salaries at Juniata are higher than most.

Student Enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 1, 506 students (1, 460 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Juniata is not thought of as a commuter school, and many students live on campus or nearby. Dorm living is common. Juniata makes available student meal plans. Athletic teams at the school belong to the Centennial Conference for major sports.

Juniata Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Science105biology, chemistry, natural sciences, geology, biochemistry, physics, physical sciences
Liberal Arts68English, political science, interdisciplinary studies, peace and conflict resolution, history, international studies, French language, sociology, . . .
Business and Management45accounting, business management, business, marketing, international business, finance, CIO training, entrepreneurship, . . .
Education and Teaching29elementary school teaching, special education, math teaching, social studies teaching, education, early childhood education, English teaching, biology teaching, . . .
Therapy and Counselling22psychology
Conservation and Resource Management15environmental science, environmental studies, wildlife management
Media15communication studies, health communication, digital communications
Security and Law Enforcement14criminology
Family and Social Work11social work
Computer Science and Engineering9computer and info science, information technology
Fine Arts6fine arts, art history and criticism
Religion and Philosophy6religion, philosophy, philosophy and religious studies
Engineering2engineering physics, engineering
Drama and Performing Arts0drama, theatre arts management

Contact: Juniata

Juniata College

1700 Moore St

Huntingdon, PA 16652-2196

General Phone: (814) 641-3000


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