Juniata College is a private institution that was founded in 1876. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,568, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 800 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Juniata College is a small, private liberal arts institution located in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, about midway between Pittsburgh and the state capital of Harrisburg. Students at Juniata College can choose from about 100 undergraduate academic programs, and about 30 percent of them design their own major. Through the Program of Emphasis system, students can combine specific interests into a specialized area of study. For example, a student could earn a degree combining studies in mathematics and theater. Students at Juniata College participate in many school traditions, such as the Mr. Juniata Pageant and the All Class Night talent show. Another tradition is Mountain Day, when classes are canceled and the student body heads to a state park for outdoor fun. Part of the Mountain Day excitement is that no one knows in advance which day it will happen. There are no fraternities or sororities at Juniata College, but students can join more than 90 organizations and play club sports. The Juniata Eagles varsity teams compete in the NCAA Division III in various conferences.