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John Jay College - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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John Jay College

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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.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 14,996 (13,167 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female
  • 78% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,059 (in-state); $12,569 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,248 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $18,522
  • Other Expenses: $5,056
  • Total Cost: $30,885 (in-state); $37,395 (out-of-state)

John Jay College Financial Aid (2012 - 13):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 77%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 73%
    • Loans: 9%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,788
    • Loans: $4,505

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Most Popular Majors:

Criminal Justice, Criminology, Forensice Psychology, Legal Studies, Political Science

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 78%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 38%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 25%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 43%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

John Jay College Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/833.php

"John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York is a liberal arts college dedicated to education, research and service in the fields of criminal justice, fire science and related areas of public safety and public service. It strives to endow students with the skills of critical thinking and effective communication; the perspective and moral judgment that result from liberal studies; the capacity for personal and social growth and creative problem solving that results from the ability to acquire and evaluate information; the ability to navigate advanced technological systems; and the awareness of the diverse cultural, historical, economic and political forces that shape our society.

The College is dedicated to fostering an academic environment, to promoting scholarship and encouraging research, especially in areas related to criminal justice. The breadth and diversity of scholarship at the College reflect our continuing commitment to innovative analyses, interdisciplinary approaches and global perspectives. The College offers its students a curriculum that balances the arts, sciences and humanities with professional studies. It serves the community by developing graduates who have the intellectual acuity, moral commitment and professional competence to confront the challenges of crime, justice and public safety in a free society. It seeks to inspire both students and faculty, to the highest ideals of citizenship and public service."

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