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Standardized Exams

International students applying for a degree program at Juniata are required to submit results of Standardized Exams.


(if you are a native English speaker or study in an English-speaking secondary school.

The SAT-I is a three-hour exam that measures three sets of skills -- reading, writing and mathematical reasoning -- that you need to do college-level work in any academic area. About 2 million students take it every year. For more information about taking this test, go to

The ACT (American College Testing assessment) The ACT Assessment(R) is designed to assess high school students' general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work. The tests cover four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning. For more information about taking this test, go to

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Required if you are a non-native speaker of English

The TOEFL(R) program provides English proficiency testing services for international students planning to study in the United States, Canada, or other countries where English is the language of instruction. For more information about taking this test, go to

A TOEFL score of 550 (80 IBT) or better is required for unconditional admission to Juniata.

Applicants without a TOEFL score or a score under 550 (80 IBT) may be admitted conditionally. Juniata offers the institutional TOEFL exam during the orientation when students first come to campus (plus an oral interview and a writing assessment). Most students who test below that level are required to take some courses in the Intensive English Program. And often students choose to take Intensive English courses even with scores above those levels because they want to be sure to have a strong foundation in English.

Juniata will also accept the results from approved English programs such as IELTS, STEP-EIKEN, etc.