John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY)

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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

Total undergrads: 12,943

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,442

Degree-seeking undergrads: 12,615

Graduate enrollment: 1,901


Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

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 – 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.

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