CUNY John Jay College Criminal Justice


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Public

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: New York


John Jay College of Criminal Justice is both an internationally recognized leader in scholarly research on criminal justice and a premier academic institution whose public service mission draws students from around the world. Each of the criminal-justice oriented majors is broadened by a curriculum rich in the liberal arts and taught by experts in their field. A wide range of academic disciplines is examined, and subjects integral to justice, security and the role of law, explored. With the Hudson River greenway to the West, Central Park to the east, Lincoln Center to the north, and the Chelsea Piers to the south, travel in any direction from John Jay and find a multitude of recreational and cultural possibilities.

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 14844
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Undergraduate Students: Not available
Faculty: 413

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 36:1
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Contact Information

899 Tenth Ave
New York New York 10019


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Main Phone: 212-237-8000

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Admissions Contact:
Eloise Bibby
Admissions Staff, Office of Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:
Rosana Caro
Admissions Staff, Office of Admissions

International Admissions Contact:
Joyce Clement
International Studies Staff, Office of International Studies

Athletics Contact:
Davidson Umeh
Interim Director of Athletics, Ahletics Department

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
If you are transferring from a college or post secondary institution, you must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 based on the total number of credits that you have attempted or completed

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Credit may be granted for courses that are equivalent to courses offered at John Jay. Courses from CUNY colleges may be accepted if at least a D has been earned. Courses from non-CUNY colleges may be accepted if at least a C has been earned.

Credits (Min/Max):
Maximum credits from a 2-year institution - 68 credits. Maximum credits from a 4-year institution - 90 credits. Minimum of 30 credits must be taken at the college and half the total hours required for major must be taken at the college to earn a degree.

Test Scores for Applying:
Since SAT and ACT scores may be used to fulfill CUNY Skills Proficiency requirements, we recommend that all applicants submit their scores to UAPC.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
The John Jay College of Criminal Justice does not publish a requirement for letters of recommendation.

Essay(s) required:
The John Jay College of Criminal Justice does not publish a requirement for an essay or personal statement.

Application Fee:
Attach a personal check or money order in the amount of $25 made payable to: John Jay College. This payment covers the required non-refundable application fee.

Other Requirements:
Applicants with less than 45 credits must meet Academic Skills requirements (SAT/ACT scores may exempt applicants from these tests).

Fall Deadline:
After October 15 of previous year

Spring Deadline:
After May 15 of previous year

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Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 3665

Transfers Accepted: 1557

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 42%

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General Financial Aid Information:
Transfer Scholarships - Kevin Maher Memorial Scholarship, Transfer Student Scholarship. For Financial Aid complete a FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1. Contact the Office of Student Financial Services at 212-237-8151 or

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