John Jay College of Criminal Justice

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College Profile

There is no college anywhere in the U.S. or the world quite like John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Founded in 1964, John Jay College has evolved into the preeminent international leader in educating for justice in its many dimensions. The College offers a rich liberal arts and professional curriculum that prepares students to serve the public interest as ethical leaders and engaged citizens.

The College community of over 15,000 students – undergraduate and graduate – is the most diverse among the City University of New York’s senior colleges. John Jay students are defined by their resilience and their motivation to build bridges between the world of intellect and imagination and the world of practice. John Jay alumni have long held leadership roles in public-sector agencies and private companies in the U.S. and worldwide.

John Jay faculty, with Pulitzer Prize-winners and nationally recognized experts, are exceptional teachers and scholars. Through their research – often in collaboration with students – they advance knowledge to help build and sustain just societies.

Undergraduate students can choose from 26 majors and 40 minors, including Anthropology, Computer Science and Information Security, Criminal Justice, Economics, English, Forensic Science, Gender Studies, Global History, Humanities and Justice, Latin American and Latina/o Studies, Law and Society, Philosophy, Political Science, Public Administration, and Sociology.

The graduate program offers 11 master’s degrees, including Digital Forensics and CyberSecurity, International Crime and Justice, Psychology and Law, and Public Policy and Administration. Online programs are offered in Security Management and Public Administration. The College also houses the CUNY Doctoral Programs in Criminal Justice and Forensic Psychology. Eleven centers and institutes enhance academic research and provide professional development and training at the College.

John Jay College is dedicated to providing a dynamic liberal arts education focused on justice in today’s world. With one of the world’s most vibrant cities – New York City – serving as an extended campus, students have unparalleled opportunities to learn to challenge the status quo, cultivate their passion for solving social problems and become positive agents of change in their communities. John Jay educates fierce advocates for justice.

Programs We Offer

International Criminal Justice International Criminal Justice
Computer Science and Information Security Digital Forensics & Cybersecurity
Forensic Science Forensic Science
Forensic Psychology Public Affairs
Fraud Examination and Financial Forensics Forensic Psychology



Institution Demographics

Institutional Demographics

  • Total enrollment: 15,045
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 13,305
  • Graduate enrollment: 1,740
  • International Student Enrollment: undergraduate 99 graduate 58
  • Male 42.5%, Female 67.5%
  • Faculty-student ratio: 1:15.5 (Undergraduate)
  • Faculty: Full-Time 414 / Part-Time 663
  • Number of countries represented on campus: 62
  • Top five countries represented on campus: 
South Korea, Jamaica, Russia, Canada, India

English as a Second Language Program and Services

John Jay College provides courses of English as a Second Language to admitted students only.


International Student Housing Options

International Student Housing Options      We have John Jay College student housing at the New Yorker Hotel located in the heart of midtown Manhattan.

For more information: Contact Jessica Carson, Residence Life Coordinator

Email:      Phone: 212-393-6339

First Year, Transfer, and Graduate Students

First Year, Transfer, and Graduate Students             


Visa Information

Visa Information

Does your institution issue an I-20 for F-1 or M-1 visa status? yes

and/or DS-2019 for J-1 visa status? yes

For I-20 information please refer to our International Student page at

Cost of Attendance and Financial Assistance for International Students

Undergraduate tuition and fees are about $13,300 per year and estimated living expenses are $26,427 for international students. Graduate Tuition can vary depending upon the program. Please refer directly to our webpage for information.