The Enrollment Center encourages students to apply to Juniata if they demonstrate the proper desire, motivation, and maturity needed to benefit from a four-year private college experience. Such qualities are evaluated through the application requirements listed below. The Admission Committee places the most emphasis on a student's high school transcript. The second most important item would be standardized testing results followed by activities, community involvement and all the things that make up the student's life. Juniata seeks a broad student population base including a wide geographic and cultural representation from a variety of social and economic backgrounds.

The College reserves the right to determine which applicants will be admitted. The selection of candidates is made without regard to race, sex, religion, creed, national origin, handicap, or ability to afford a private college education.