|Admission Standards||Very Easy|
Can I get into John Jay? The school has a 39% acceptance rate. 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.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||540|
|SAT Math 25th||520|
|SAT Composite 25th||1060|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||620|
|SAT Math 75th||580|
|SAT Composite 75th||1200|
|Estimated Average SAT||1130|
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. 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.
|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%|
|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|
|Estimated Average ACT||N/A|
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. 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||Admission Chances|
|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)||31%||31%||31%|
The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on May 31, 2019.
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.