John Jay Admission RequirementsNew York, New York
Chances of getting into CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
|Admission Standards||Very Easy|
How hard is it to get into John Jay and can I get accepted? The school has a 41% acceptance rate ranking it #24 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,696 out of 16,502 applicants were admitted making John Jay a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 64 percent. CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 28% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
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John Jay SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT86%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||490|
|SAT Math 25th||490|
|SAT Composite 25th||980|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||570|
|SAT Math 75th||570|
|SAT Composite 75th||1140|
|Average SAT Score||1060|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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 64 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 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 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1060 out of 1600. The school ranks #71 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1140 and Above||Good||>54%|
|1060 to 1140||Avg +||41%-54%|
|980 to 1060||Avg -||29%-41%|
|900 to 980||Reach||19%-29%|
|Less than 900||Low||<19%|
John Jay ACT Scores
ACT RangeNot Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT-
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||N/A|
|ACT Math 25th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 25th||N/A|
|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|
Avg. High School GPA2.72
Typical High School GradesB-
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 #107 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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||29%||26%||28%|
Applications are DueMay 31, 2020
Days left to Apply0
Applicants have 0 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on May 31, 2020.
What are the requirements for admission to CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice and what considerations affect 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
86% of students submit their SAT scores to John Jay.
41% of those who apply are granted admission to John Jay. Admission competition is low and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.