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, Australia and South America. 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. More flexible than a major, the POE empowers Juniata students to pursue varied interests and talents. One third of Juniata students author individualized 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 on its list of the top 100 national liberal arts colleges.
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. In addition, a 365-acre environmental studies Field Station on nearby Raystown Lake provides one of the nation’s most distinctive opportunities in environmental science.
Juniata sits along the Juniata River in the county seat of Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, home to a growing community of artists, small-business entrepreneurs, the Allegrippis Mountain Biking Trails, and Raystown Lake.
For more information, check online at www.juniata.edu.