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CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

New York, New York

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Overview

Enrollment

15,210
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice overview
Location New York, New York
Online cuny.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large City
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice, located in New York, New York, is part of the City University of New York (CUNY) system and stands out for its commitment to criminal justice education and research. Established in 1964, the college has grown to offer a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, emphasizing public service disciplines such as forensic psychology, criminal justice, and public administration. With a moderately selective admissions process, John Jay attracts students interested in careers within the justice system. The urban campus is in the heart of Manhattan, offering access to a host of city resources and professional opportunities. John Jay does not have traditional campus housing; instead, students take advantage of the diverse housing options throughout New York City. While the college is not particularly known for its intercollegiate athletics, it dedicates its focus to achieving academic excellence and advancing the science of criminal justice.

In the most recent statistical year 18,765 prospective students applied, and 8,366 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,770 enrolled in the school.  11,024 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 4,186 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $6,930 plus fees of $540. John Jay is ranked 563 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

5/10

Overall

6/10

Academics

6/10

Resources

5/10

Outcomes

6/10

Value

John Jay is rated within the lower 49% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

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Getting In

Admission Standards

Easy
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice overview
SAT 1020/1160
ACT 21/25
GPA 3.24

Applications Accepted

44.6% 
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $65

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Annual Cost to Attend

New York Resident Tuition

$6,930
In State Costs for CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,364
Other Fees$540
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $17,188
Budget for Other Expenses$5,763
Total One Year Cost$31,785

Out of State Resident Tuition

$14,880
Out of State Costs for CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,364
Other Fees$540
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $17,188
Budget for Other Expenses$5,763
Total One Year Cost$39,735

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years

$47,900 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

39% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice students
Subject Percent of Class
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 54%
Psychology 18%
Social Sciences 15%
Legal Professions 5%
Human Services 3%

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