John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY)

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School Overview

The John Jay College of Criminal Justice is four-year, public, co-educational, liberal arts college within the City University of New York system of higher education institutions. Currently, the only liberal arts college in the United States that focuses on criminal justice, specifically forensic psychology and forensic science.
The college is fully accredited by the Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools.

With just over 16,000 students and 860 faculty, the college is one of CUNY’s largest member institutions and one of the largest four-year colleges in Manhattan. Programs offered at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice can be completed on-campus, online or a combination both–although more and more students are taking advantage of the college’s online degree programs.

General Information

Admission Office

445 West 59th Street

New York, NY 10019

(212) 237-8865

Fax: (212) 237-8777



Contact: Sandra Palleja

Dean of Admissions and Registration
Main Address

899 Tenth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

(212) 237-8000

www.jjay.cuny.edu/
Size

Total undergrads: 12,943

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,442

Degree-seeking undergrads: 12,615

Graduate enrollment: 1,901

Setting

Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $65

Online application fee: $65

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 62%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 72%


College Majors

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Physical Sciences

Physical Sciences – General B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Community Organization/Advocacy B
Public Administration B

Security & Protective Services

Law Enforcement Administration B
Police Science A,C

Social Sciences

Criminology B
Economics B
Political Science/Government B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(212) 237-8000
Website:www.jjay.cuny.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:www.cuny.edu/admissions/apply.html
Address:524 W 59th St, New York, NY 10019
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:14,430
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):43%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:16 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:11,021 (76% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$6,810
Out-of-state Tuition:$13,920
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:84%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$8,178

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services2
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics11
Health Professions and Related Programs1
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service7485
Legal Professions and Studies1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Psychology111
Public Administration and Social Service Professions12
Social Sciences6
Grand total104279

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$6,810
Out-of-state$13,920
Books and supplies$1,364

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$10,532
Out-of-state$19,122

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,24084%
Grant or scholarship aid1,18680%$8,178
Student loan aid16211%$6,355

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid8,31964%$7,470
Federal student loans1,89415%$5,926

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants13,8996,1727,727
Percent admitted100%32%35%
Percent admitted who enrolled11%10%12%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment14,430
Undergraduate enrollment12,674
Graduate enrollment1,756

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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