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John Jay College of Criminal Justice

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Study abroad at John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a liberal arts institution located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, US. It is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY) and offers 31 majors, 40 minors, 17 master’s, and three doctoral programs, with a focus on criminal justice, forensic science, forensic psychology, and public affairs.

Situated in the heart of New York City, John Jay occupies a newly expanded, state-of-the-art campus that provides students with a wealth of facilities to aid their studies. The College’s location offers unparalleled internship opportunities across the city.

John Jay offers a number of housing options to its students, and each room includes amenities like wireless internet access, furniture, and a cable connection. The College’s 15 men’s and women’s sports teams compete at the NCAA Division III level. Sports include basketball, soccer and tennis.

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Why study at John Jay?

  • Experienced faculty

    John Jay’s faculty includes two Pulitzer Prize winners and three Presidential Scholars

  • Great location

    The College is situated in the heart of Manhattan, New York City

  • Diverse student body

    International students from many countries studying at John Jay

Life as an international student

John Jay College welcomes students from all over the world, representing more than 130 nationalities. The International Student Services at CUNY offers help and support to international students, including information about your college’s orientation program, registration procedures and immigration issues.

The College also offer a range of other services designed to support international students including health services, counseling, writing assistance and career advice.

International students are encouraged to participate in cultural and sporting activities and events, such as the JJ Bloodhound Trailblazers Leadership Series, student government, or any of their other over 40 student organizations and clubs.

What John Jay College of Criminal Justice says

  • Eli Cohen

    Eli Cohen

    John Jay College of Criminal Justice Deputy Director International Student Recruitment & Marketing
    Eli Cohen says

    John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a great place for international students because you'll get to study in the heart of New York City.

    John Jay College of Criminal Justice offers a range of unique majors like Forensic Science, Forensic Psychology, Digital Forensics & Cybersecurity, International Criminal Justice, Human Rights and many more. John Jay students are fierce advocates for justice.

    There are a range of services for international students including over 40 student clubs and organizations, and NCAA Division III athletics. A dedicated International Student and Scholar Services Center highlights a full array of student services and engagement opportunities.

    John Jay graduates have gone on to careers in government, law, public policy, law enforcement and many other fields.

Student life & facilities

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  • Library
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • Praying Rooms
    • Workshops
    • Language Center
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Swimming pools 1
    • No. of Baseball Pitches 1
    • No. of Golf Coursenumber 1
    • No. of Tennis Courts 34
    • No. of Basketball Courts 6
    • No. of volleyball courts 2
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Physiotherapy
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants 1
    • Cafe’s 4
  • Fitness Centre
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Dance Studio
    • Swimming Pool
    • Fitness Center Physiotherapist
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 58
  • Sports Facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches 31
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program

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Fees and funding

John Jay are there to help you get a world-class education at a great value. As a public college in The City University of New York (CUNY) system, their tuition is a fraction of the cost of attending a private college or university of comparable quality.

Fee information

  • Undergraduate tuition: US$14,880 per year
  • Graduate tuition: US$15,390 per year
  • Advanced certificate tuition: US$15,390 per year
  • **Master's in public administration tuition

    US$18,180 per year


There are a very limited number of scholarships varying from $500 to $2,000

To be considered for a scholarship you require a 3.0 minimum GPA, 1200 SAT, and a strong personal statement for the freshmen year. If you maintained a 3.0 GPA John Jay may grant you scholarships for the sophomore, junior and senior year.


John Jay College of Criminal Justice

524 W 59th St, New York, NY 10019, USA

Located in the heart of Manhattan's West Side, John Jay College of Criminal Justice is within walking distance of a rich and extensive array of cultural and entertainment opportunities.

Visa requirements for John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

USA student visa requirements