Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB
- Campus FoodNG
- Student LifeB+
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice is ...
NCAA Division III (without football)
City University of New York Athletic Conference
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice Rankings
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.85 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.87 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.88 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration1,180Graduates
- Criminal Justice and Corrections148Graduates
- Political Science and Government97Graduates
- Public Administration90Graduates
- Legal Studies79Graduates
- Forensic Science and Technology52Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 53 responsesReport
Freshmen Live On-Campus
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- of students say they don't have Greek life.88 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.101 responses
After CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
- Very Good325
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.
- 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