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.
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.85 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.94 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.95 responses
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Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration1,283 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Corrections138 Graduates
Legal Studies109 Graduates
Political Science and Government99 Graduates
Public Administration78 Graduates
Forensic Science and Technology69 Graduates
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- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.95 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.108 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.63 responses
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice Reviews
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!
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!