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CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Founded in 1964, John Jay College of Criminal Justice is one of the nation’s most prestigious liberal arts institutions.  The theme of justice is at the heart of each program, ranging across the arts, sciences and humanities. The breadth and diversity of scholarship at John Jay promises a rich learning experience to our students. 



John Jay College of Criminal Justice was born in the mid-1950s. The catalyst for the school came from growing concerns on the part of civic leaders and the New York City Police Department over increased complexity of police work in the administration and operation of the department, and the ongoing relations between police and the community.


Academic Programs

  • 31 Majors
  • 40 Minors
  • 13 Master's Programs
  • 2 Doctoral Programs


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Student services

Our programs, services and resources are designed to provide you an exceptional John Jay experience. Our staff is dedicated to providing consistent high quality, student-centered services round the clock. It is our firm belief that our students come first, and we strive hard to foster an engaging and supportive environment for the personal and academic development of all our students.

Housing services

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.

ICT services

The technology infrastructure and services will support key college goals and strategic objectives. The College will be recognized as a leading college of innovative technological advancement in teaching, learning, research and administrative services.

Medical services

The Health Services Center is staffed by a Registered Nurse, a Nurse Practitioner, and, a Health Educator. The staff assists students in need of medical attention and refers them to collaborating hospitals, low-cost medical centers, or clinics.

Student Life

Campus life

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!

Sports facilities

Our sports and recreational facilities include a cardiovascular fitness center, tennis court, outdoor running track and an NCAA-regulation swimming pool. Experience John Jay today!

New York City, New York, United States