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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
    B+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    A-
John Jay is an above-average public college located in Manhattan, New York in the New York City Area. It is a big institution with an enrollment of 10,276 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the John Jay acceptance rate is 39%. Popular majors include Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration, Psychology, and Criminology. Graduating 47% of students, John Jay alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,700.
About CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice...
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
Branch of
CUNY System

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
39%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
980-1130
ACT Range
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Test Prep

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Cost

Net Price
$4,891/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,007/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
79%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
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.94 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.95 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,276Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,640
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
57%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 60 responses
Report
  • Fast paced you get to see a lot of students
    37%
  • Ambitious
    27%
  • Focused
    20%
  • Always doing work
    7%
  • Every student istrive to achieve excellence
    5%
  • Students always hanging out and playing pool.
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
33%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.95 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.108 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 68 responses
Report
  • City life
    32%
  • ALL OF THE ABOVE
    24%
  • Resourceful
    21%
  • Diverse
    16%
  • Big
    6%
  • Needs A Lot Of Changes
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
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 can definitely say that John Jay College is a community that refuses to make you feel alone. The staff and students are welcoming to everyone and it is their combined efforts that push all students to succeed. There are many resources that are available at our fingertips. All in all, I feel that it is practically impossible to not have a great college experience here!
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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.
I’m currently a freshman enrolled at John Jay College, and what I can tell you from my experience there so far is that it is very exquisite and fun! The amount of diversity that school attains as well as the professionalism and education the professors have is astonishing! The campus is very small, and easy to get to point A to point B. Located in the heart of Manhattan, in your free time you can head on to Central Park, shop at the Time Warner Center, or even enjoy walking on the Jay Walk. I can’t wait to spend my 4 years here!