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A Counselor’s Guide to Juniata

Nearly 95% of graduates are employed or in graduate school six months after graduation

One of 44 colleges profiled in Colleges That Change Lives

87% of the freshman class return for their sophomore year, over the past five years

At Juniata College, we promise to be our students’ partners as they magnify their interests and talents, learn to navigate the global community, and design lives of meaning and happiness. Our College is the ideal choice for inquisitive, intentional, and interesting students who seek a college experience that will have a powerful and meaningful effect upon the entirety of their lives and who approach their college years ready to do the work of self-discovery. Juniata students find both a home and a community completely committed to their personal growth and intellectual development. This includes a vibrant and scholarly faculty and professional staff who come to know them well, as well as a tight-knit community of other interesting and curious students. Each student is on his or her own journey of personal discovery. All of this happens in a place on the planet seemingly reserved for the very purpose of fostering exploration, reflection, and transformation. Juniata graduates thoughtfully guide the course of their lives: nearly 95 percent of our graduates are employed or in graduate school six months after graduation. Some earn Fulbright Fellowships, Goldwater Scholarships, or St. Andrews Society Honors. They build creative and rewarding careers, and make substantive contributions to the complex and fascinating world into which they rise.

94% of those who graduate from Juniata do so in four or fewer years

More than 90% of students who applied were accepted to professional schools such as medical and law school


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Overall Average 1233* SAT ACT Top 25% of the Class Average 1373 32 Middle 50% Average 1140–1338 24–30 *Includes ACT concordance values



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Enrolled Students




Total Early Decision I Applications 2,438 53 Accepted 1,716 47 Enrolled 371 44




by the Numbers

SAT Scores Reflects total SAT score with Concorded ACT included. 27% of Juniata students have taken an ACT.

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Students Ranked #1–#10 in the Class

High School Rank

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62% of the incoming class provided high school rank. The breakdown for those who provided information is as follows:

High School GPA

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Entire Juniata College Student Body States Represented (37 and D.C.)

Countries Represented (39) Azerbaijan Cameroon Chile Czech Republic Ecuador Ethiopia France Germany Greece Guatemala Haiti Hong Kong

Freshman data as of September 1, 2018.

India Ireland Italy Japan Mexico Myanmar Nepal Niger Nigeria P. R. China Peru Russia

Rwanda Senegal South Korea Spain Taiwan Tunisia Turkey United Kingdom Uruguay Vietnam Zambia

63% of the incoming class comes from Pennsylvania, and the remainder from 25 states and 9 countries.

Enrollment Philosophy


The Office of Admission reviews student applications holistically. In addition to close evaluation of the high school transcript, essay, recommendation letters, and the informal interview, counselors review student engagement both inside and outside their school community.

Juniata offers an array of competitive scholarships that recognize the outstanding achievements of incoming students without regard to financial need. Academic Scholarships reward students who do well academically, but also contribute to their school and community by getting involved. For most scholarships at Juniata, the application for admission is all that is necessary. These scholarships range from $10,000 to $28,000. Additional merit scholarships could be awarded between $1,000–$3,000.

Juniata accepts AP credit if the student scores a 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement exam. International Baccalaureate Diploma recipients are granted credit for one full year (30 credits) toward a degree at Juniata. Students who have an IB Diploma normally enter the College with sophomore standing. IB certificate recipients may receive course credit for each higher level examination passed with a score of 5 or higher.

Other opportunities exist for high-achieving students. National Merit and National Achievement Finalists have the opportunity to earn a John Stauffer Scholarship, which is an additional scholarship valued at $2,500. To be considered for all additional scholarships, students must apply by January 5.

Requirements for Admission

To review all scholarships go to:

✔ High School Transcript ✔ Standardized Test Scores* ✔ Application Essay ✔ Information on Extra-curricular Activities ✔ Recommendation Letter *Standardized Test Optional Policy: If students wish to submit their application for a decision without standardized tests, they must select the Test Optional Plan on the Common Application.

Admission for International Students

Financial Planning Highlights

In addition to the Requirements for Admission, international students must submit:

Cost of Attendance

✔ English Proficiency Exam Scores—Required if English is not their native language. Scores of 80 TOEFL/6.5 IELTS/41 Pearson Academic PTE and higher will be considered for full admission to Juniata. Applicants with scores below this requirement who otherwise meet admission requirements may be eligible for conditional admission. Conditionally admitted students are required to enroll in Juniata’s Intensive English Program before beginning degree classes. ✔ International Student Financial Aid Application—If applying for need-based aid.

Tuition and Fees Room and Board Total

2019–2020 $47,075 $12,800 $59,875

Financial Aid

% of Class with Financial Need Average % of Need Met Average Scholarship and Grant Average Scholarship, Grant, and Loan Average Merit Aid

2018–2019 79% 95% $31,505 $37,751 $22,733

Average Cost after Scholarship, Grant, and Loan $20,454

ALANA and International Students 25% of the incoming class represents ALANA or international students.





To be sure an applicant is reviewed for all possible scholarship opportunities, students are encouraged to apply for admission by January 5, the early action deadline. Students applying for need-based aid must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Juniata’s code number is 003279. Check out our Net Price Calculator:


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Financial Planning for International students














International students are eligible for merit-scholarships, which often total from $2,000 to $25,000 per year. Our scholarships for international students are based on their application for admission. We also offer small need-based grants to help with the total cost of attendance.

About Our Alumni

About Our Faculty

Ninety percent of Juniata graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation. They work at companies like Disney, GEICO, Google, NBC Universal, and Vanguard and pursue master’s degrees, law degrees, medical degrees, MBAs, and doctorates at some of the nation’s top graduate schools, including Cornell, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Notre Dame, Princeton, Stanford, and the University of Pennsylvania.

At Juniata, 93 percent of faculty hold the highest degree in their field. The success of Juniata students is linked directly to Juniata’s strong, dedicated faculty who consider teaching and advising their primary responsibilities.

All Juniata graduates join the Alumni Association, which is an enthusiastic group numbering more than 15,000 members. Over 1,300 of these alumni are currently engaged in volunteering and sharing their career experience.



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Learn More If you’re curious about how Juniata can attract students from across the U.S. and around the world or how we were selected to be part of the prestigious American Talent Initiative, which underlines our affordability, sign up to receive regular updates from Juniata by emailing Find your Juniata Admission Counselor’s direct contact information at

About Our Students study abroad internships

95% of Juniata seniors participated in distinctive hands-on learning

Total Faculty

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Your students can contact us any time at the chat available on our website,, or by calling 814-641-3419. At Juniata we have programs of emphasis (POEs) rather than the traditional major. Check out the POE listing at

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Dates to remember Application Deadlines Early Decision: November 15 Early Action: January 5 Regular Decision: March 15 Financial Aid Awarding Begins: December–January

Visit Opportunities

Students who applied to Juniata also applied to:

October Open House: October 8 Senior Preview Day: November 12 November Open House: November 17 February Open House: February 18 Junior Open House: March 23 and April 29

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High School Guidance Counselor brochure  

At Juniata College students find both a home and a community completely committed to their personal growth and intellectual development. You...

High School Guidance Counselor brochure  

At Juniata College students find both a home and a community completely committed to their personal growth and intellectual development. You...