Universities in New York

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice


University Information

Location: New York, New York
Founded: 1964
Undergraduate Students: 13 000
Campus Type: Urban
Institution Type: Public criminal justice university 
Website: www.jjay.cuny.edu

About the University

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. 

Our students are eager to engage in original research and experiential learning, excited to study in one of the world’s most dynamic cities, and passionate about shaping the future. Through their studies our students prepare for ethical leadership, global citizenship, and engaged service. Our faculty members are exceptional teachers who encourage students to join them in pursuing transformative scholarship and creative activities. Through their research our faculty advances knowledge and informs professional practices that build and sustain just societies.  

We foster an inclusive and diverse community drawn from our city, our country, and the world. We are dedicated to educating traditionally underrepresented groups and committed to increasing diversity in the workforce. The breadth of our community motivates us to question our assumptions, to consider multiple perspectives, to think critically, and to develop the humility that comes with global understanding. We educate fierce advocates for justice.

Excerpt CUNY John Jay’s website.

The college houses multiple research centers and institutes focused on crime and justice:

  • Academy of Critical Incident Analysis
  • Center for Crime Prevention and Control
  • Center for Cybercrime Studies
  • Center for International Human Rights
  • Center on Media, Crime and Justice
  • Center on Race, Crime and Justice
  • Center on Terrorism
  • Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies
  • CUNY Dispute Resolution Consortium
  • Institute for Criminal Justice Ethics
  • Prisoner Reentry Institute studies prisoner reentry
  • Research & Evaluation Center

TOEFL: 80/120

IELTS: 6,5

Health insurance is required of all full-time degree, resident, and international students with F1 and J1 visas.

John Jay does not provide student with a particular plan, therefore students may choose instead to subscribe to the insurance proposed by MICEFA, CHARTIS.  

Living on-campus:  On-campus housing is available on first-come first-served basis for undergraduate students.  If you are interested in living on-campus, please contact Housing and Dining Programs by email.

Cost: $3,693.00 – $7,464.00* 
*Students living in residence halls must also purchase a meal plan please visit the website for more information.

Off-campus Housing: Housing in the Washington, D.C. area can take time to find.  For this reason, AU encourages all students planning to live off-campus to come to Washington, D.C. before your orientation program begins, to locate a place to live.  Please visit their housing site for off-campus housing ressources.

Cost: $6,700.00

The average budget per month is: $400 – 500 

In order to be accepted, students must prove financial resources of $9,000.00 per semester.