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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 big institution with an enrollment of 10,740 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the John Jay acceptance rate is 41%. Popular majors include Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration, Psychology, and Criminology. Graduating 46% of students, John Jay alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,700.
524 W 59th St
New York, NY 10019
Branch of
CUNY System
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
City University of New York Athletic Conference

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.

CUNY John Jay Criminal Justice Admissions

Acceptance Rate
41%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
980-1140
ACT Range
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$4,745/ 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
$9,203/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
86%

Academics

Professors
B
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
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.104 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.105 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    26%
  • On Campus
    70%
  • Online
    4%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,740Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,579
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
64%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 69 responses
  • Fast paced you get to see a lot of students
    35%
  • Ambitious
    25%
  • Focused
    17%
  • Every student istrive to achieve excellence
    9%
  • Always doing work
    7%
  • Students always hanging out and playing pool.
    6%
  • Outgoing
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
34%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.105 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.118 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 78 responses
  • City life
    31%
  • ALL OF THE ABOVE
    21%
  • Resourceful
    21%
  • Diverse
    17%
  • Big
    5%
  • Needs A Lot Of Changes
    4%
  • Home away from home
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
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 liked the majority of my professors. They are really good at their jobs and help students whenever they need help. So far I have not pumped into any "bad" professors but I know there won't be since John Jay has the best professors thus far in my opinion. The campus is amazing and unique and definitely not like any other campus I've seen in New york. Ending my first year of college, I have experienced so much. I have mainly experienced it more in my first semester before the pandemic and I'm grateful to have at least experienced a semester. It was better than what I expected and I got to learn and meet wonderful professors and friends! Although it was a bit tuff in the beginning since I was adjusting but I wouldn't trade my experience for anything. However, one thing I would change is being less shy in class because for some reason it is very unlike me to have not been as outgoing as I was in high school. But you live and you learn in life and that's what makes it an experience.
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I am a freshman at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. I have completed a semester and so far the professors are lenient and will work with you to complete the task. They also encourage their students to attend their office hours for one on one conversations concerning anything about the course. Also, the resources such as workshops and the tutoring center are a great help with assignments. Lastly, even though I'm not apart of any clubs I am aware there are many clubs and activities to partake in while attending this University. I look forward to the many semesters ahead!
John jay is a very professional school, in every aspect. Your questions are always gonna be answered by someone and you won’t be left alone. They treated me and still are so great since the moment I have transferred there.
The professor are professionals and during these times they always checked up on us.
The constant communication and caring makes me wanna go back already!