About CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Founded in 1965, CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice. is a college. Located in New York, which is a city setting in New York, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 12,674 full time undergraduate students, and 1,756 full time graduate students.

The CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 16:1. There are 397 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate33%
Application Deadline
Application Fee65
SAT Range890-1070
ACT Range

Admissions at are considered More Selective, with ,27% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 11 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
0%
“We know about current events and vote”
83%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
18%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
20%
“Sometimes, but not often”
63%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
17%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
2%
“I only go out in groups”
12%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
85%
“I feel extremely safe”
8%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
31%
“We bought the gear”
62%
“We live for the big game”
12%
“It”s not really our thing”
24%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
54%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
10%
“We”re a very artistic group”
2%
“Haven”t met them”
2%
“Available in class”
56%
“They keep regular office hours”
39%
“They”re always available”
24%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
44%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
32%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
32%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
49%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
17%
“We only party on weekends”
2%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
24%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
68%
“There might be people who do”
5%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
2%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
0%
“We know about current events and vote”
83%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
18%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
20%
“Sometimes, but not often”
63%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
17%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
2%
“I only go out in groups”
12%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
85%
“I feel extremely safe”
8%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
31%
“We bought the gear”
62%
“We live for the big game”
12%
“It”s not really our thing”
24%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
54%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
10%
“We”re a very artistic group”
2%
“Haven”t met them”
2%
“Available in class”
56%
“They keep regular office hours”
39%
“They”re always available”
24%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
44%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
32%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
32%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
49%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
17%
“We only party on weekends”
2%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
24%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
68%
“There might be people who do”
5%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
2%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    49 Students rated on-campus housing 3.3 stars. 16 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    41 Students rated off-campus housing 3.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    63 Students rated campus food 3.7 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    66 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    67 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    67 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    67 Students rated local services 4.5 stars. 67 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    67 Students rated academics 4.5 stars. 60 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice?

53 Students rated CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Vicki - 11/08/2021

John Jay College is a fascinating school to me. It has been my dream school that I’ve always wanted to attend. John Jay College provides me with so many career and academic opportunities for my future, which I didn’t know were out there until I was accepted into John Jay. From academic support, mental health counseling, clubs, career fairs, internships fairs and job opportunities, it reassures me to know how much support is available to me when I need it. I personally feel like it is a privilege to study at John Jay College because with all the professor’s and staff’s devotion and commitment to teaching us, making sure we are safe and providing us with a variety of support, I can guarantee my success rate in the real world will be at an all time high. Not only do the professors and students carry themselves in a professional manner, we all have fun learning, taking on challenges and working hard in every course, internship and program we take on.

Sarah - 10/05/2020

it is a commuter school so everyone comes and goes as soon as classes end. There are only academic clubs and not enough lesuire based clubs. There is not a lot of social life in school. However there are many career based opportunities.

Ravyn - 08/24/2020

I do believe the school has some room for improvement but so far they have been keeping up with communications during this difficult time. I do believe that the faculty does push students to become more involved and connected with each other. I do enjoy my time so far and I can't wait till the year really kicks off

Brianna

John Jay is an amazing school that makes me feel safe , comfortable & welcomed. I feel connected to my teachers & feel if I ever need to get in contact with them I can. The campus is so cozy & makes it comfortable for me to be here. Campus food is great as well.

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice is 33%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Do not take any time off go straigt to college upon high scholl graduation. It will be worth it!

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing for me about this school was I did not get to experience all of this campus had to offer. Thus, due to several factors: one being, one major and four minor surgeries during the attendance of 2012-2014 school years. Another, includes an acknowledgement of uncontrolled diabetes diagnose towards the ending classes of the BA studies. Finally, the last factor is the effect that these two factors above had on my studies GPA and the means for my supportive income, my NY CDL. The worst is I graduated but I believe I should have graduated with honors.

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  4. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about John Jay College is the structure of the classes. This university caters to Police and Firefighters whos schedules fluctuates week to week. The majority of the classes at John Jay were structured so that you can take the same class with the same professor in the morning or evening. This suited my work schedules as there were many days that I had to work a late shift and in essence was able to take the morning class. The professors that instructed these classes were also very accomodating and helpful.

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  5. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Anyone because what is studied here can help with almost any field.

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  6. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    John Jay College is a good school but the only problem is that the stair cases get too crowed when is time to change classes that people have to run to get to their next class and is sometimes hard when one class is on one street and the next class is like three streets down.

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  7. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    John Jay has great professors that really care about their students and their success. I believe I am a strong student and I love to learn, but if it weren't for the professors at John Jay (their passion and dedication to teaching), I wouldn't have done as well as I did.

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  8. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    This school is located in the center of Manhattan's rush hour. Though it delivers almost everything, travel is costly and often times long for the majority of students! The train station is nearby, therefore helpful, however the walk from the station to the college is about ten minutes. I wish I knew I'd need to leave my house two hours before class time!

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  9. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    This school is a criminal justice school so if you are into art and music this isn't the school for you.

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  10. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing would definitely be the tuition. Its tough paying rent while also having to find money to pay for school. New York City is so expensive!

    Read all  5 answers
  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    The reputation and the professors. My school is significantly recognized in the Criminal Justice field and has professors that are well-known in their profession.

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  12. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I tell them that some of my professors are seen on t.v dong documentaries or other stories in interviews.

    Read all  4 answers
  13. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are driven, passionate, and aware of the social injustices of this nation- they are open and willing to help and mentor their fellow classmates promoting social justice.

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Student Body

Students

56%

female

44%

male

12,674

Total Undergrad Enrollment

1,756

Total Grad Students

4%

Out-Of-State

95%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

38

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

N/A

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
11%
% Black or African-American
16%
% Hispanic/Latino
50%
% White or Caucasian
18%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

84% of students attending CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice receive some sort of financial aid. 58% were awarded federal grants. While 10% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$13,920

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,364

Books and Supplies

$19,677

Room and Board

34,961

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$4,488
$30 - $48K
$7,098
$48 - $75K
$11,960
$75 - $110K
$14,920
$110K & UP
$16,126

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