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John Jay College, CUNY

New York, USA

Fierce Advocates for Justice

John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a community of motivated and intellectually committed individuals who explore justice in its many dimensions. The College’s liberal arts curriculum equips students to pursue advanced study and meaningful, rewarding careers in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Our professional programs introduce students to foundational and newly emerging fields and prepare them for advancement within their chosen professions.

Challenging Courses

For the most part, general courses are what they are, but the pace of higher level courses depends heavily upon the agenda of the instructor. Some instructors try to compensate for standardization by raising the bar themselves—and they succeed.

Dynamic Atmosphere

Whether John Jay College is situated in a college town or in the heart of a big city, you will have a much greater opportunity to meet and develop relationships with many different types of people, due to the dozens of extracurricular events that students can participate in at a large city school.

Affordable Tuition

The affordability of the public university is one of its most positive aspects, without any form of assistance it is no doubt the cheapest path to a diploma.

Quick Facts

The John Jay College of Criminal Justice (John Jay) is a senior college of the City University of New York in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. John Jay was founded as the only liberal arts college with a criminal justice and forensic focus in the United States. The college is known for its criminal justice, forensic science, forensic psychology, and public affairs programs.


Undergraduate / Graduate & Professional


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School Type
Tuition & Fees
7,200 per semester
Test Score
TOEFL 71 / IELTS 8.0
Accept. Rate / Min. GPA
71.9% / 2.0

Programs and Majors

  • Anthropology (BA)
  • Cell and Molecular Biology (BS)
  • Computer Science and Information Security (BS)
  • Correctional Studies (BS)
  • Criminal Justice (BA) (Crime Control and Prevention)
  • Criminal Justice (BS) (Institutional Theory and Practice)
  • Criminal Justice Management (BS)
  • Criminology (BA)
  • Culture and Deviance Studies (BA)
  • Economics (BS)
  • English (BA)
  • Fire and Emergency Service (BA)
  • Fire Science (BS)
  • Forensic Psychology (BA)
  • Forensic Science (BS)
  • Fraud Examination and Financial Forensics (BS)
  • Gender Studies (BA)
  • Global History (BA)
  • Humanities and Justice (BA)
  • International Criminal Justice (BA)
  • Latin American and Latina/o Studies (BA)
  • Law and Society (BA)
  • Legal Studies
  • Philosophy (BA)
  • Police Studies (BS)
  • Political Science (BA)
  • Public Administration (BS)
  • Security Management (BS)
  • Sociology (BA)
  • Spanish (BA)
  • Toxicology (BS)