The acceptance rate at John Jay is 37%. It ranks #18 in New York and #130 in the nation for lowest rate of acceptance. John Jay is a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 7,869 out of 21,021 applicants were admitted.
The school has easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 50 percent (SAT 1020/1160 ACT 21/25). CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.08. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the lower half of their high school class. 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The John Jay application fee is $65 and applications are due by Jan 16.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||510|
|SAT Math 25th||510|
|SAT Composite 25th||1020|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||580|
|SAT Math 75th||580|
|SAT Composite 75th||1160|
|Average SAT Score||1090
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice?
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice typically prefers applicants to be in the top 57 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 950. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1090 out of 1600. John Jay ranks #61 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 86 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||25|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||25|
|Average ACT Score||23
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into John Jay?
Admission data indicates that John Jay regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #57 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
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What GPA do you need to get into CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice?
Applicants need about average high school grades to get into John Jay. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice was 3.08 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #106 in New York for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to John Jay will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
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|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||8.96%||Good|
|3.50 to 3.74||14.41%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.49||16.73%||Avg +|
|3.00 to 3.24||16.98%||Avg -|
|2.50 to 2.99||28.82%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.49||13.6%||Reach|
|1.00 to 1.99||0.5%||Low|
|less than 1.00||0%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
100% of CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice freshman were in the lower half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||0%|
|Top 25% of class||0%|
|Top 50% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||22%||21%||22%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 16, 2023.
The cost for prospective students to apply to CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice is $65.
What are the requirements for admission to CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Required|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=190600 IPEDS survey data for CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
86% of students submit their SAT scores to John Jay.
37% of those who apply are granted admission to John Jay. Admission competition is high and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1020 and 1160. 86% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 25. 0% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.