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
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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
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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

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.89 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.90 responses
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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 55 responses
Report
  • Fast paced you get to see a lot of students
    40%
  • Ambitious
    24%
  • Focused
    22%
  • 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.90 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.103 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 63 responses
Report
  • City life
    33%
  • ALL OF THE ABOVE
    24%
  • Resourceful
    21%
  • 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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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”!
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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.
I love this school! I am an upcoming freshman of fall 2018 and I visited the campus earlier this year. New York City is a big place and I have never felt safer in a campus. The staff is friendly and are always willing to help you if you need anything. The students are quiet but once you start talking to them, you realize they are all passionate in pursuing justice in the criminal justice field.