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CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice 899 Tenth Ave New York, NY 10019 Phone: (212) 237-8000
  • General Information
    About CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York is a liberal arts college dedicated to education, research and service in the fields of criminal justice, fire science and related areas of public safety and public service. It strives to endow students with the skills of critical thinking and effective communication; the perspective and moral judgment that result from liberal studies; the capacity for personal and social growth and creative problem solving that results from the ability to acquire and evaluate information; the ability to navigate advanced technological systems; and the awareness of the diverse cultural, historical, economic and political forces that shape our society. The College is dedicated to fostering an academic environment, to promoting scholarship and encouraging research, especially in areas related to criminal justice. The breadth and diversity of scholarship at the College reflect our continuing commitment to innovative analyses, interdisciplinary approaches and global perspectives. The College offers its students a curriculum that balances the arts, sciences and humanities with professional studies. It serves the community by developing graduates who have the intellectual acuity, moral commitment and professional competence to confront the challenges of crime, justice and public safety in a free society. It seeks to inspire both students and faculty, to the highest ideals of citizenship and public service.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    • Weekend/evening college
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • Credit for life experiences
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • 1-2 years certificate
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
    • City: Large
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 9,958
    Percent Admitted 62%
    Men Admitted 58%
    Women Admitted 65%
    Full Time Retention Rate 75%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 410 510
      Math 410 520
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 17,487
    Native American 38.0
    Asian 1,253.0
    African American 4,325.0
    Hispanic 6,622.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 10,183
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 434

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