John Jay College of Criminal Justice: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

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The John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a public university with an acceptance rate of 41%. One of the 11 senior colleges of the City University of New York colleges (CUNY), John Jay College prepares students for careers in criminal justice and law enforcement. John Jay is also one of the few schools in the country to offer an undergraduate program in forensics.

Considering applying to John Jay College? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, John Jay College had an acceptance rate of 41%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 41 students were admitted, making John Jay's admissions process competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 16,502
Percent Admitted 41%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 28%

SAT and ACT Scores and Requirements

John Jay College requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. Most students submit SAT scores, and John Jay College does not provide statistics for applicants' ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 86% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 490 570
Math 490 570
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of John Jay College's admitted students fall within the bottom 29% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to John Jay College scored between 490 and 570, while 25% scored below 490 and 25% scored above 570. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 490 and 570, while 25% scored below 490 and 25% scored above 570. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1140 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at John Jay College.

Requirements

John Jay College does not require the SAT writing section. Note that John Jay requires applicants to submit all SAT scores, but will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates.

GPA

In 2018, the mean high school GPA of John Jay College's incoming freshmen class was 2.95, and 43% of incoming students had average GPAs of 3.0 and above. This information suggests that most successful applicants to John Jay College have primarily B grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

John Jay College Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
John Jay College Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to John Jay College of Criminal Justice. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

John Jay College, which accepts fewer than half of applicants, has a competitive admissions pool. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's average ranges, you have a strong chance of being accepted. However, John Jay College has a holistic admissions process involving other factors beyond your grades and test scores. John Jay College wants to admit students who are academically prepared by completing a rigorous high school curriculum. Note that applicants to John Jay must apply using the CUNY application.

In the scattergram above, the blue and green dots represent students accepted to John Jay College. You can see that most admitted students had a GPA of 2.5 or higher, an ACT composite score of 18 or better, and a combined SAT score (ERW+M) of roughly 950 or higher.

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