Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I register for classes?
- What are your foreign language requirements for admission/and for graduation?
- Do you require interviews?
- What essay is required?
- What percentage of graduates are employed?
- How many go to graduate/professional school?
- How many students participate in internships?
- How do you get involved with student organizations?
- Are there barns in the area for me to board my horse?
- How do I go about volunteering in the community?
- What type of Club Sports are offered at Juniata College?
- Where will I live?
- Can I order my books online?
- What cell phone service works best in Huntingdon and at Juniata College?
- What public transportation is available in Huntingdon?
- Which banks do you recommend to students while at Juniata College?
- Can I bring a car on campus?
How do I register for classes?
Transfer students will meet with faculty advisors and register for classes at New Student Orientation. The Dean of Students Office will send out information in advance of orientation asking students to pre-select their classes and develop a tentative schedule.
What are your foreign language requirements for admission/and for graduation?
Juniata requires at least two years of a world language in high school or at a college. Once you are a student at Juniata there is an International requirement, which may take the form of a foreign language but can also be fulfilled by international economics or international politics, etc.
Do you require interviews?
Interviews are highly recommended. It is a time when you get an opportunity to get a real sense of the college and we get a chance to assess your 'fit' with the institution. Also, there are many opportunities at Juniata that you can learn about during your interview. Getting to know your personal enrollment counselor and talking to the transfer co-ordinator to review credit transfers are additional advantages.
What essay is required?
Juniata uses the Common Application. There are two parts that require you to write. The short answer is for you to elaborate on your activities. The personal essay concerns your reason for transfer to another institution.
What percentage of graduates are employed?
Each year, six months following commencement, the Career Services Office does a follow-up study of the graduating class. The numbers often vary a little, but typically between 90-95% of our graduates are employed full-time or in graduate/professional school. The vast majority of these individuals are employed or studying in fields related to their undergraduate degree.
How many go to graduate/professional school?
In a typical year 30-35% of Juniata students go directly to graduate/professional school after graduation. In addition, 50-60% of the other graduates indicate that they plan to attend graduate/professional school in the future.
How many students participate in internships?
Most years, we have about 150 students participate in summer transcript notation internships. During the academic year, we have approximately 100 more students complete credit internships. This means that over 250 students per year complete internships. Currently, 80 % of our graduating class indicate that they participated in an internship experience while they were at Juniata. Most Juniata students do 2-3 internships during their undergraduate years, balancing their academic preparation with 6-9 months of pre-professional work experience.
How do you get involved with student organizations?
In the beginning of the year, the Office of Student Activities hosts Lobsterfest. This Juniata College tradition brings together the entire campus to dine on steak and lobster, as well as sign up for registered student organizations. You can also contact the Office of Student Activities and they can point you in the right direction.
Are there barns in the area for me to board my horse?
Yes, there are many places to board around the area. Please contact the equestrian club at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on boarding facilities.
How do I go about volunteering in the community?
You can visit the Career and Community Services office on the ground floor of Ellis Hall or email the Community Service Coordinator. You can also visit our web site to learn about volunteer sites, upcoming service programs, and ways to get involved.
- Students at Juniata can also get involved as Bonner Leaders within the community.
What type of Club Sports are offered at Juniata College?
Juniata College offers Collegiate and Intercollegiate Club Sports for students.
- Intercollegiate Club Sports: Co-Ed Indoor Field Hockey, Men's Volleyball, Men's Rugby, Soccer, Swim Club, Ulitmate Frisbee, Women's Rugby, Women's Volleyball
- Collegiate Club Sports: Archery, Cheerleading, Chess Alliance, Equestrian, Golf, JC Step Team, Ministry of Games, Mixed Martial Arts & Self Defense, Modern Kempo Club, Social Dancing, Table Tennis Club
Where will I live?
At Juniata, housing is guaranteed for all students. After you submit your enrollment deposit, you will receive a ‘Matriculation’ packet. Complete and return the enclosed Housing Preference Form to our Residential Life Office to indicate your housing preferences.
Can I order my books online?
Yes, check out www.juniata.bkstr.com.
What cell phone service works best in Huntingdon and at Juniata College?
Verizon & AT&T both work throughout campus, although when you travel throughout the Huntingdon area, cell phone reception might be more limited. hands-down. Sprint and T-Mobile have very limited reception on campus.
What public transportation is available in Huntingdon?
Huntingdon, Pa. has an Amtrak station located at 4th and Alleghany Streets. The station is open each day from 10 - 11 a.m. and again from 2:45 - 3:45 p.m. http://www.amtrak.com/
The nearest airport to Huntingdon is the University Park Airport in State College, Pa. Delta, USAir, and United Airlines all offer flights in and out of University Park. http://www.statecollegeairport.org/
The Dean's Office offers students rides to both the train station and the airport before Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring breaks. Students will receive information about this service once they arrive on campus.
Which banks do you recommend to students while at Juniata College?
Juniata College does not endorse any one bank. There are a number of banks in town which will help students set up checking accounts during their stay. Juniata College's Ellis Hall also has an ATM machine available to students which allows them to draw money from any bank. Each transaction costs $1.25, along with what their local bank may charge. Our accounting office will also cash checks for them, which allows students to maintain use of their home bank account during college.
Can I bring a car on campus?
All students can have a car. It must be registered with campus security and assigned to a specific parking lot on campus.