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  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 mid-size institution with an enrollment of 9,831 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the John Jay acceptance rate is 34%. Popular majors include Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration, Psychology, and Criminology. Graduating 44% of students, John Jay alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,800.
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

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
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Academics

Professors
B+
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
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.91 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.92 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 57 responses
Report
  • Fast paced you get to see a lot of students
    39%
  • Ambitious
    26%
  • 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.92 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.105 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 65 responses
Report
  • City life
    32%
  • ALL OF THE ABOVE
    25%
  • Resourceful
    22%
  • 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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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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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!
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”!