CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

936 reviews
  1. New York, NY
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
City University of New York Athletic Conference
Address
524 W 59th St
New York, NY 10019

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
37%
SAT Range
880-1060
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$6,120/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $3,836/ year
  • $30-48k
    $5,746/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,276/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,958/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,633/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.85 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.87 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.88 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,225Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
63%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 53 responses
Report
  • Fast paced you get to see a lot of students
    42%
  • Ambitious
    25%
  • Focused
    19%
  • Always doing work
    6%
  • Students always hanging out and playing pool.
    6%
  • Every student istrive to achieve excellence
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
34%
of students say they don't have Greek life.88 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.101 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 61 responses
Report
  • City life
    34%
  • ALL OF THE ABOVE
    25%
  • Resourceful
    20%
  • Diverse
    13%
  • Big
    7%
  • Needs A Lot Of Changes
    2%

After CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
39%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
78%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.63 responses

Reviews

936 reviews
  • Excellent
    199
  • Very Good
    325
  • Average
    323
  • Poor
    48
  • Terrible
    41
Our school is unique because we are located in New York City. For those who enjoy this environment, you would love this campus. However, I have transferred here from a suburban campus, and transitioning to this lifestyle is quite difficult. The advisement here is okay, except for the students who are part of the Honors or ACE Program. I do believe it is important to make the students reach out for help in advisement and career services, though. Fortunately, there are many wonderful, energetic professors here that motivate me to learn more. I have heard a lot of positive experiences from friends who visited the Career Center Services and I am looking forward to meeting with them soon!
  • College Sophomore
  • 8 months ago
Your undergraduate experience at John Jay will depend on a few factors. One of them is whether you are a daytime or evening student. More services and support are available to daytimers, such as free talks and workshops on a wide array of academic, professional and personal topics. There aren't as many activities and opportunities available to evening students. Professors know their stuff, but not all are good teachers. I found the online classes poor; the professors don’t seem to know how to teach online or use multimedia. Tuition is extremely affordable, so I think you get your money's worth in terms of being able to say you have a degree. John Jay is EXTREMELY active when it comes to doing things in the community related to criminal justice. And the school is respected in that field. If you know you're on a criminal justice path and your schedule permits you to get involved in at least some of the day time activities, you might find the school rates at least a 4.
  • Alum
  • 10 days ago
So far, I have liked all but one course (which I re-took) and all of my professors. I have taken a range of Political Science classes pertaining to Concentration A. Class sizes have been reasonable. I think my largest class was about 26 students. Every professor has taken different approaches to teaching. I have lectures where professors just speak. No assignment no discussion, just lecture and two exams. I've had other professors who make us engage in class activities or group projects. But I will say that all but two of my professors knew what they were teaching and were experts in their field and generally enjoyed teaching.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • 4 months ago