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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
City University of New York Athletic Conference
Address
524 W 59th St
New York, NY 10019

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
34%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
890-1070
ACT Range
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$8,530/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $4,488/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,098/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,960/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,920/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,126/ year
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  • Simple, straightforward student loans with an easy application
  • Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.85 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.90 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.91 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,831Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
58%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 56 responses
Report
  • Fast paced you get to see a lot of students
    39%
  • Ambitious
    25%
  • Focused
    21%
  • Always doing work
    5%
  • Students always hanging out and playing pool.
    5%
  • Every student istrive to achieve excellence
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
33%
of students say they don't have Greek life.91 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.104 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 64 responses
Report
  • City life
    33%
  • ALL OF THE ABOVE
    25%
  • Resourceful
    20%
  • Diverse
    14%
  • Big
    6%
  • Needs A Lot Of Changes
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
78%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.63 responses
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CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice Reviews

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I love how the professors actually care about their students. Although you're in a class of about 35-40 students, if you make an effort to talk to your professor and reach out, you will stand out amongst the rest. If not, you will just be another name on the roster. These professors are either active in the subject they are teaching or are retired so they know what they are talking about. So make sure you build a relationship with them - they may be able to write an amazing recommendation or get you a job after you graduate! Additionally, the main buildings are two blocks from Central Park and Columbus Circle so it's located in a desirable place in uptown NYC with lots to do and eat.
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John Jay is a college like no other. You are surrounded by the city which is the complete opposite to the ideal campus life. There is so much to do while gettingna great education. If law or criminal justice is your passion, if you want to experience the wonderful fast paced life of the city, or if you want a strong welcoming environment, then John Jay College of Criminal Justice is the school for you. Here at John Jay, all students are free to express themselves while gaining an abundance of education to help further themselves in their career. If you see something wrong in the justice system and want to fix it, then apply to John Jay College of Criminal Justice where we all are “Advocates for Justice”!
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice cares about their students feelings, opinions and academic success. The professors challenge their students thoughts and allows room for agency. The school has many helpful resources to help relieve students from stress, such as Counseling, the Women's Center, Urban Male Initiative, and academic advisors. For students who have children, John Jay's Childcare Center is amazing. The staff takes very care of the children, inform parents on how their children have been behaving, give children tours around the college, and they throw events for children and graduating parents. There is no change that this college needs. It was an amazing experience and I intend to go back for graduate school.