Founded in 1876, Juniata is an independent, co-educational college of liberal arts and sciences that draws students from more than 35 U.S. states and dozens of nations in Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania and South America. Juniata’s exceptional programs in science and education; innovative business and international studies offerings; signature programs in peace studies, museum studies, and integrated media arts; and experience-driven humanities offerings pair with the Juniata College Curriculum’s focus on local and global engagement.
Juniata is among the nation’s top private colleges due to its educational quality, commitment to access, and distinctive environment. Its spirit shows in traditions including Mountain Day, Storming of the Arch, Lobsterfest, and the Liberal Arts Symposium.
Students use the College’s Program of Emphasis (POE) system to work with two faculty advisers to shape their education. The POE is more flexible than a major and empowers Juniata students to pursue varied interests and talents. One third of Juniata students author individualized POEs, and over half shape pre-designed POEs.
Juniata is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s book, Colleges That Change Lives and earns accolades annually from The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Washington Post, Money magazine, and U.S. News & World Report, which places Juniata among the top 100 national liberal arts colleges. The College recently earned recognition for its successes related to diversity and inclusion and its programs to prevent interpersonal violence. Juniata also has been among the Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” every year since inception.
Juniata takes an intentional approach to ensuring access and degree attainment, guaranteeing students graduation in four years or fewer. The Juniata College Curriculum is rooted in interdisciplinarity and engagement, reflecting the pragmatic ethos of Juniata and matching it with contemporary student learning needs.
Located in the rugged and scenic mountains of central Pennsylvania, Juniata’s 110-acre main campus is enhanced by the nearby 315-acre Baker-Henry Nature Preserve and Baker Peace Chapel and the 400-acre Sparks Farm. In addition, a 365-acre environmental studies Field Station on nearby Raystown Lake provides one of the most distinctive opportunities in environmental science in the nation.
On campus, a broad, open quadrangle is surrounded by core facilities, including the LEED-Gold certified Founders Hall; the 88,000 square-foot von Liebig Center for Science; the Kennedy Sports and Recreation Center; the all-new 42,000 square-foot Kepple Hall for integrated media and studio arts; the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts and its innovative Suzanne von Liebig Theatre; and the Beeghly Library, the soon-to-be renovated intellectual heart of the campus.
Juniata sits along the Juniata River in the county seat of Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, a town where the writing tablet and reflective road paint were invented. Now home to a growing community of artists, small-business entrepreneurs, the Allegrippis Mountain Biking Trails, and Raystown Lake, Huntingdon’s small-town charm connects to the larger central Pennsylvania region. Huntingdon is a half-hour drive from State College, and halfway between I-80 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Amtrak services Huntingdon with direct routes to Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and New York City.
Juniata College believes in and embraces the liberal arts and as such, we encourage and seek mutual benefit through diversity of thought and approach which enriches our academic community, as well as the lives of our students and colleagues. Juniata College is committed to creating a welcoming community supported by relationships based on collaboration and mutual respect. We endeavor to create an inclusive learning environment where members with different perspectives and backgrounds can learn, contribute, and thrive. Please join us…