CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

New York, NY, USA
3.35 Average Rating

Originally founded as the only liberal arts college in the United States with a focus on Criminal Justice and Forensic Science, the CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a senior college of the City University of New York system in Manhattan. John Jay confers undergraduate degrees in 21 academic fields including seven Criminal Justice concentrations. Additionally, every student is required to complete John Jay’s general education curriculum requirements including several Justice Core classes. To provide a safe space for the college’s immigrant and undocumented population, the John Jay campus houses an Immigrant Student Success Center.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
41%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision September 15, 2019
Other December 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
95%
Out-Of-State Students
4%
94%
Submitting SAT
Average SAT Composite: 975
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
15,394
Total Number of Undergrads
13,319
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
29%
20-39 Students
68%
40-99 Students
1%
0
100
26%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
46%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
17:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$4,745
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$7,270
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$14,940
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$21,152
Books and Supplies
$1364

Aid & Grants

0
100
85%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
81%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,203
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
81%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,186
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$3,060

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
8%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,419
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$10,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$106
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
42%
58%
Student Organizations
58
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Bloodhounds
School Colors
Navy Blue/Light Blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
New York
Washington
Miami
Atlanta
Philadelphia
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
76%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$44,900
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What Students Are Saying

3.35 Average Rating
amazing. john jay college has a great program for students considering law school. they have a dedicated faculty and a supportive staff. they understand the struggles that their students are facing and provide as much help as possible.
Christine from New York, NY
John Jay College provides all the resources you will need to succeed in life but it's up to you to utilize them. The clubs bring everyone together because you get to come out to events and be apart of a student body where you meet great people. The mix of students here is refreshing and the librarians are the best as long as your nice of course :)
Branda from Brooklyn, NY
John Jay was honestly the absolute best school I have ever seen. The professors are extremely understanding and take the time to get to know you. The school also has tons of amazing opportunities for us students.
Sundas from Coram, NY
John Jay college is a diverse and promising school with a renowned background. John Jay has grown with the modern times with it's edition of the more campus like new building, new logo, and wide variety of new classes offered. However, the same critical thinking, International fame, and prestige still remain as well as flourish.
Stephanie from New York, NY
John Jay College, by far, has been one of the greatest experiences I have had since I decided to pursue my career goals through further education. The faculty and students are down to earth being that they themselves come from various ethnic and economic backgrounds. One can say that John Jay College is an educational conglomerate of adverse and distinct ideologies.
Brauli from Bronx, NY
1. John Jay College of Criminal Justice has a beautifully campus.
2. A student who is dedicated will learn a lot from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
3. The professors as well as the students are very helpful.
Annette from Corona, NY
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a college that allows students of many backgrounds and diversities to learn a broaden their horizons. The professors, campus, and opportunities are just a few of the things that make the college feel like the right college for everyone. No one is turned down or overlooked. Everyone is family.
Dalida from Wayne, NJ

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