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Rank: 109

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

New York, NYwww.jjay.cuny.edu
Established in 1964, John Jay is devoted to fostering careers in criminal justice, forensic psychology, public service, and related fields. It has about 13,000 undergraduates pursuing over two dozen majors. The graduation rate is slightly lower than the national median, but student reviewers say they can tell their professors truly care about them. In that vein, John Jay works to accommodate veterans, with about 400 currently enrolled. The campus is on Manhattan's West Side, and in 2011 it debuted a tower complete with smart classrooms, labs, and a moot court room. Despite the urban setting, the John Jay still fields several teams for sports like basketball, cross country, soccer and volleyball. The mascot is the Bloodhound, and the school's gym is appropriately called the Doghouse. Not into sports? Just walk a few blocks and you'll be at Lincoln Center or Carnegie Hall. The arts benefits don't end at graduation: As an added bonus, John Jay alumni enjoy discounted Broadway tickets.
costs
Est. Full Price 2018-2019
$34,700
% of students who get any grants
64%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$9,200
Average price for low-income students
$4,500
admissions
Acceptance rate
34%
Median SAT/ACT Score
980/NA
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Enrollment
15,583
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
78%
% of need met
85%
% of students who get merit* grants
N/A
Average merit grant
N/A
student success
Graduation rate
44%
Average time to a degree
4.6 years
Average student debt
$10,000
Average salary within 3 years
$43,100
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
36%
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
May 31

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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