John Jay College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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John Jay College Admissions Overview:

John Jay College is a selective branch of the CUNY system, with an acceptance rate of just 34%. Interested students can apply through the CUNY system's website. As part of the application process, students will need to submit SAT or ACT scores, letters of recommendation, high school transcripts, and a complete application form. For more information, check out John Jay's website, and feel free to contact the admissions office with any questions.

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Admissions Data (2016):

John Jay College Description:

The John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a public university and one of the eleven senior colleges of CUNY. The specialized public service mission of the college has made it a leader in preparing students for careers in criminal justice and law enforcement. John Jay is one of the few schools in the country to offer an undergraduate program in forensics. The curriculum takes advantage of the school's mid-Manhattan location to provide students with many community service opportunities. Although students come from all over the globe to attend John Jay, the school has no dormitories so all students commute. Popular sports at the school include basketball, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, and cross country.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 14,430 (12,674 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female
  • 78% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,810 (in-state); $13,920 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,364 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $19,677
  • Other Expenses: $5,302
  • Total Cost: $33,153 (in-state); $40,263 (out-of-state)

John Jay College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 84%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 80%
    • Loans: 11%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,178
    • Loans: $6,355

Academic Programs:

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 77%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 31%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 21%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 44%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Tennis, Baseball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Volleyball
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Swimming, Softball, Basketball, Volleyball, Cross Country, Track and Field, Tennis

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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