Chances of getting into CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
40.6%
Admission Difficulty for CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
980-1140
Applicants Submitting SAT
86%
SAT Scores for CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 980
SAT Scores for CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1140
Average SAT Score 1060

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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 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.

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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
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%
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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 #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.

 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 Competitiveness
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 9,063 7,439 16,502
Accepted 4,033 2,663 6,696
Acceptance Rate 44% 36% 41%
Enrolled 1,177 689 1,866
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 29% 26% 28%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 31, 2020
Days left to Apply
0

Applicants have 0 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on May 31, 2020.

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.

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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 980 and 1140. 86% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

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