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John Jay Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
38.7%
Admission Difficulty for CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionHigh

How hard is it to get into John Jay and can I get accepted? The school has a 39% acceptance rate ranking it #23 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,923 out of 15,287 applicants were admitted making John Jay a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 49 percent. CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 31% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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John Jay SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1060-1200
Applicants Submitting SAT
83%
SAT Scores for CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1060
SAT Scores for CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1200
Average SAT Score 1130

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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 requires applicants to be in the top 49 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 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 990. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #69 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 83 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1200 and Above Good >52%
1130 to 1200 Avg + 39%-52%
1060 to 1130 Avg - 27%-39%
990 to 1060 Reach 18%-27%
Less than 990 Low <18%
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John Jay ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT
-
ACT Scores for CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
2.72
Typical High School Grades
B-

You can get into CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice with below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice was 2.72 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #80 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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 2% Good
3.50 to 3.75 6% Good
3.25 to 3.50 8% Good
3.00 to 3.25 13% Good
2.75 to 3.00 36% Avg +
2.50 to 2.75 32% Avg -
2.25 to 2.50 3% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

Admission Statistics

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 8,343 6,944 15,287
Accepted 3,373 2,550 5,923
Acceptance Rate 40% 37% 39%
Enrolled 1,058 786 1,844
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 31% 31% 31%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 31, 2020
Days left to Apply
257

Applicants have 257 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on May 31, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to John Jay before the May 31 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 5 Oct 18
Nov 2 Nov 15
Dec 7 Dec 20
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 26 Nov 14
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice and what considerations affect admission decisions?

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.