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CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

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John Jay CUNY, founded in 1964, is the only criminal justice-oriented liberal arts college in the United States.

John Jay has 24 academic departments, including the Department of African-American Studies, Communication and Theatre Arts, Criminal Justice, Government, Latin American and Latino Studies, Protection Management, Psychology, and Sociology.

The school has undergraduate degrees in Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Sciences. Twenty-one different majors are available, including Correctional Studies, Criminology, Fire Science, Forensic Psychology, Legal Studies, and Public Administration.

There are also masters programs in Criminal Justice, Forensic Computing, Forensic Mental Health Counseling, Forensic Psychology, Forensic Science, Protection Management, and Public Administration. Moreover, John Jay College also offers doctorate programs in two fields, Forensic Psychology and Criminal Justice.

In addition, John Jay also has certificate programs in Addiction Studies, Dispute Resolution, EMT-D, Emergency Psychology Technician, New York City Police Studies, Security Management Studies, and Terrorism Studies.

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John Jay has a competitive admissions policy. To qualify as a four-year student, an applicant must possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent, have a minimum SAT score of 1200, and a high school average of at least 80, with a minimum of 15 academic units, based on a three-year high school program.

Applicants seeking a two-year degree must have a high school diploma or GED, a minimum SAT score of 900, and a high school academic average of 72 or GED with a minimum score of 2850, or 285 if the test was taken before 2002.

Students may be required to take a CUNY Assessment Test, although some may be exempt from the Reading and Writing or Mathematics portion if their SAT scores meet CUNY minimum standards.

International students must demonstrate English proficiency on the Test of English as a Foreign Language test. A minimum score of 500 on the paper test, 173 on the computerized test, or 75 on the online version is required.

Students can apply online for admission to John Jay College.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to John Jay students in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, and federal work study programs.

Among the scholarships available to John Jay students include the New York State Scholarships for Academic Excellence, Peter F. Vallone Academic Scholarship Award, and the Justice Scholarship. Transfer student scholarships include the Kevin Maher Memorial Scholarship and the Transfer Student Scholarship.

A number of scholarships are also available to graduate students, such as the Malcolm/King Leadership Award, Thurgood Marshall Scholarship, William Pace Scholarship, and the Young Scholars Award.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5623rd for the average student loan amount.
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John Jay College is located in midtown Manhattan on 59th Street, just blocks away from Central Park and close to the Museum of Modern Art, Carnegie Hall, and Times Square. Of course, the other innumerable treasures of New York City are never more than a short walk or subway ride away.

A number of centers and institutes at the John Jay College provide information often used by businesses, researchers, and the media. Among these are the Center for Cybercrime Studies, Center for International Human Rights, CUNY Dispute Resolution Consortium, John Jay Leadership Academy, and the Prisoner Reentry Institute.

Over sixty John Jay College students and alumni were killed in the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center; a few months later, the school created the Center on Terrorism. The Center studies terrorism and security issues.

Many John Jay students join one or more of the nineteen clubs and organizations on campus, including the African Students Association, Caribbean Students Association, Debate Team, Dominican Students Association, International Emergency Students Association, Law Society, Muslim Students Association, and the Urban Culture Association.

A very popular attraction at John Jay College is the Gerald W. Lynch Theater, which has hosted the New York City Opera, Metropolitan Opera Guild, and Na-Ni Chen Dance Company. In addition, students can perform or produce plays or musicals and get credits working on productions.

John Jay College offers no on-campus housing. However, the school’s Educational Housing Services will help students find a place to live. Some options include The Towers—a CUNY residence hall that houses 600 students—and the Brandon Residence for Women, a building on Manhattan’s upper west side.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics


John Jay College field men’s teams in soccer, cross-country, basketball, tennis, and rifle marksmanship. The women compete in volleyball, tennis, cross-country, basketball, swimming, softball, and rifle marksmanship. John Jay’s teams compete in NCAA Division III, and its teams are nicknamed, appropriately, the Bloodhounds.

John Jay also has an extensive intramural sports program.

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Ranks 96th in New York and 911th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 1 0.01
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 2 0.01
Robbery 2 0.01
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 5 0.03
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 4 0.03
Arrest 3 0.02

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 29,829 0.36
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 515 0.01
Forcible Rape 1,092 0.01
Robbery 19,773 0.24
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 18,159 0.22
Larceny 112,864 1.37
Vehicle theft 9,434 0.11

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near New York, NY 10019
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population36,012 (36,012 urban / N/A rural)
Households22,317 (1.59 people per house)
Median Household Income$55,869
Families5,979 (2.55 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
UndergraduateProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
GraduatePostbaccalaureate professional (other dominant fields)
Undergraduate PopulationMedium full-time four-year, inclusive
EnrollmentVery high undergraduate
Size & SettingLarge four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringMaster's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District3610

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 782nd for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $5,730 $5,730 $12,240
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $329 $329 $329
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $245 $245 $510
FT Graduate Tuition $9,170 $9,170 $17,040
FT Graduate Required Fees $291 $291 $291
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $385 $385 $710
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $30,885 $30,885 $37,395
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $25,917 $25,917 $32,427
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $11,251 $11,251 $17,761

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $5,459 $5,759 $5,459 $5,759 $11,369 $11,969
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,179 $1,248
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $10,900 $11,902
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,823 $4,940
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,824 $3,871

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$65
Graduate Application Fee$125
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 13,753 (6,714 male / 7,039 female)
Admitted 4,683 (2,152 male / 2,531 female)
Admission rate 34%
First-time Enrollment 1,908 (855 male / 1,053 female)
FT Enrollment 1,891 (846 male / 1,045 female)
PT Enrollment 17 (9 male / 8 female)
Total Enrollment15,010

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /  N/A / 
College Prep. Completion
Formal competency demo
Admission test scores
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Basketball Conference City University of New York Ath Conf
NCAA Baseball Conference City University of New York Ath Conf
NCAA Track & Field Conference City University of New York Ath Conf

SAT Test Admission

1116th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 93%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 420 / 510
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 440 / 530
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 860 / 1040

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity96
Meals per WeekN/A
Room Fee$15,354
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 100 675 966 244 10 976 2,988
Community Organization and Advocacy 12 2 12 26
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other 1 5 11 4 7 29
Corrections 3 2 6
Corrections Administration 1 1
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other 13 11 37 15 51 127
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 28 242 398 94 5 419 1,190
Criminal Justice/Police Science 2 31 40 7 19 99
Criminology 3 36 60 10 29 139
Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism 1 6 7
Dispute Resolution 3 8 11 7 4 34
Economics, General 4 13 16 10 20 64
English Language and Literature, General 22 18 5 14 59
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 1 1
Financial Forensics and Fraud Investigation
Fire Science/Fire-fighting 1 1 1 7 10
Fire Services Administration 2 3 11 16
Forensic Psychology 19 89 179 35 2 152 481
Forensic Science and Technology 1 13 7 4 1 19 45
History, General 1 1 1 1 2 6
Homeland Security, Other 1 1
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 2 9 10 3 3 27
Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysis
Legal Studies, General 1 21 28 7 1 29 87
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor 1 1 6 2 27 37
Philosophy 2 1 2 5
Political Science and Government, General 5 28 22 11 27 93
Public Administration 13 102 76 17 1 91 300
Securities Services Administration/Management 1 15 4 11 33
Security and Loss Prevention Services
Social Sciences, Other 3 21 26 2 12 65

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 434th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $88,065 ($90,514 male / $84,434 female)
Number of FT Faculty 414 (219 male / 195 female)
Number of PT Faculty 1,077
FT Faculty Ratio 0.4 : 1
Total Benefits $26,393,285

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