B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  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
37%
SAT Scores Range
880-1060
ACT Scores Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Cost

Net Price
$6,120/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $3,836/ year
  • $30-48k
    $5,746/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,276/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,958/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,633/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
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.87 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.88 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,225Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
63%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 53 responses
Report
  • Fast paced you get to see a lot of students
    42%
  • Ambitious
    25%
  • Focused
    19%
  • Always doing work
    6%
  • Students always hanging out and playing pool.
    6%
  • Every student istrive to achieve excellence
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
34%
of students say they don't have Greek life.88 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.101 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 61 responses
Report
  • City life
    34%
  • ALL OF THE ABOVE
    25%
  • Resourceful
    20%
  • Diverse
    13%
  • Big
    7%
  • Needs A Lot Of Changes
    2%

After CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
39%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
78%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.63 responses

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice Reviews

951 reviews
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Our school is unique because we are located in New York City. For those who enjoy this environment, you would love this campus. However, I have transferred here from a suburban campus, and transitioning to this lifestyle is quite difficult. The advisement here is okay, except for the students who are part of the Honors or ACE Program. I do believe it is important to make the students reach out for help in advisement and career services, though. Fortunately, there are many wonderful, energetic professors here that motivate me to learn more. I have heard a lot of positive experiences from friends who visited the Career Center Services and I am looking forward to meeting with them soon!
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John Jay has a campus full of interesting activities that are fun. There are tons of scholarships and their reputation stands out well to the media. All of the professors have hands on experience either through research or their profession off campus. Basically they can fill the majority of your needs as a student such as academic advice, peer mentoring, free yoga classes, brand new black box movie theater , community service opportunities , a food pantry, immigration services, apply for food stamps and free tax preparation, daily community hour in the lobby where they give free food on thursdays and services to the students. Not to mention the number of student clubs they have and weekly entertainment for the students. Graduate school has an immerse opportunity for research in the field and on campus.
As a high school senior, I was scared to take out loans for college without fully knowing what I wanted to do. The advice everyone seemed to give me was take a whole bunch of different classes and you'll figure it out but because I knew myself I decided to go to John Jay College of Criminal Justice because I could definitely relate to its message, its affordability, it's location and it's recognition for social justice. In hindsight, I realized I could not have made a better decision. I received a great quality education for a third of the price. I was a political science and government major with two minors; one i history and criminal l justice. FYI: just because it's a criminal justice school does not mean you have to major in criminal justice. There are so many other majors to choose from. I glad I attended John Jay College because I discovered their Pre Law Institute, an excellent resource which helped me get where I am today. You can't go wrong.