City University of New York - John Jay College of Criminal Justice



An international leader in educating for justice, John Jay offers a rich liberal arts and professional studies curriculum to a diverse student body in a vibrant urban setting. In teaching and research, the College defines justice both narrowly, with an eye to the needs of criminal justice and public service agencies, and broadly and humanistically, in terms of enduring questions about fairness, equality, and the rule of law.

Areas of Expertise

Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, Forensic Psychology, Digital Forensics & Cybersecurity, Fraud Examination & Financial Forensics, Security Management, Public Administration, Law & Society, Fire Science.

On Campus Housing

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Co-ed:100 bedsLowest: $14,000Highest: $20,000

Incoming Students

John Jay offers comfortable and caring housing options to its students. The College ensures that each residence hall has a welcoming home atmosphere, and each room includes amenities like study desks, chairs, chests of drawers, closets or wardrobes, wireless Internet access, and a cable connection. The residence halls are also conveniently located, offering an easy 15-minute subway commute to campus.

Career Planning

The Center for Career & Professional Development offers a robust array of services and resources to meet the career development needs of students and alumni.


John Jay is part of the City University of New York Athletic Conference that provides students with the opportunity to participate in a competitive athletic environment and supportive learning atmosphere, where they develop life skills such as leadership, sportsmanship, healthy living, and community service.


The College offers a range of recreational activities, from intramural sports, physical fitness programs, leisure and social events to John Jay students, alumni and staff. As an important aspect of the John Jay experience, these activities are dedicated to fostering physical, mental, social and psychological wellness, while strengthening the participant’s competitive and team spirit.


John Jay's student organizations show the diversity of our students and their interests. No matter what your passion, you're sure to find a club that best suits you. There are over 40 student clubs and organizations.

Information Technology

John Jay is a big campus divided by 3 buildings. Computers are accessible to students in our computer lab, the library, main halls, and classrooms.


Cultural groups include the Artists United, Theatrical Players, Universal Image, and Gerald W. Lynch Theater. These groups are open to students and also organize events throughout the year.

Special Services

John Jay’s Accessibility Services provides comprehensive access to support services and programs for undergraduate and graduate students with hearing and visual impairments, mobility impairments, learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders, chronic illnesses and psychological impairments. The Wellness Center is here to provide you with a complete range of counseling and referral services. All of the services are FREE of charge and are available on a walk-in or appointment basis.

International Involvement

The John Jay College Office of International Studies and Programs and many other CUNY Study Abroad Offices offer our students a wide range of short-term, semester and year-long programs that lead to significant cultural and academic experiences. A faculty-led program consists of one or more John Jay faculty members taking a group of students abroad to study. These programs generally take place during winter intersession or summer session I. Past program locations include, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Greece, Indonesia, Italy and Morocco.

Campus Tour

The best way to experience John Jay is to see us in action. Our bustling, state-of-the-art campus draws its energy and character from the city it calls home. As the world’s commercial and cultural epicenter, New York City offers unparalleled social and professional opportunities to students, residents and visitors. The campus is near New York’s most accessible transportation hubs, including Penn Station, Grand Central, and Port Authority, so visit us today – it’s easy! If you would like to register for a Campus Tour, please view our event calendar. This event calendar is for prospective students who are not attending a campus tour with a school group and/or organization.

Modified on February 23, 2017