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5 out of 5
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Degree: Forensic Psychology
Graduation Year: 2009

John Jay is a highly respected school. The programs are very flexible. I was able to take classes from different departments to personalize my program for my goal. I decided to become an addiction counselor midway through my program. I was still able to take drug and alcohol related classes within the psychology department but also ones with the criminal justice department (which happened to be taught by sociology and anthropology professors).

4 out of 5
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Degree: Forensic Psychology
Graduation Year: 2013

I liked my time in college. Sure, it was stressful and not enjoyable but I enjoyed the learning experience and opportunities.

3 out of 5
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2010

It's a good college, no complaints other than the bureaucratic side which was very annoying to deal with.

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4 out of 5
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Degree: Forensic Psychology
Graduation Year: 2012

Fantastic college for criminal justice and forensic science. Helpful faculty/professors/instructors. Difficult to get into their master's program.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2015

Very good college! If you're into the criminal justice field, psychology, forensic, etc. This is the place for you.

4 out of 5
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Degree: History, Other
Graduation Year: 2016

Not the best school but getting better. The arts program is increasing and looking more interesting. History department is great.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Forensic Psychology
Graduation Year: 2011

Excellent education for the Forensic field. Professors often have excellent research and clinical practice.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Legal Studies, General
Graduation Year: 2016

John Jay College is a great CUNY School for those who are looking to get the highest quality of education possible with over 32 majors to choose from without burning a hole in your wallet. In this school, all tools are provided for incoming/ transferred students where it is easy to reach staff whether its via email, over the phone or in person [appointments are easy to schedule]. There are departments for academic advisement, tutoring, extracurricular activities/clubs, study abroad programs, career center, health information and counseling, financial aid , registration , graduate programs and of course most important public safety. There are three main buildings within a few blocks radius in the heart of nyc, all buildings are clean,well kept, secure, and heated/ air conditioned depending on the season. There is also free wifi and tons of outlets for those who need a laptop or tablet. There are also student lounges in each building along with cafes/cafeterias. In addition there are several gyms and physical activities from the pool, soccer, yoga, zumba, and dance programs for all cultures. The library also has tons of books needed for your classes that you can make copies of or rent out, and the library is open late hours and is also quiet and well kept with tons of staff available to help at several desks, and tons of seats so the lines are short. You can print in the library or make copies for cents on the dollar, and some staff are even able to proof read your paper if necessary. What makes this school so unique is the diversity of people, where so many different cultures and ages from different backgrounds come together as one, everyone is very respectful and friendly, nobody judges one another, students are very supportive and fun to interact with. Even better, this school offers both online courses, summer and winter courses if you want to graduate much sooner, and morning to evening classes if you have a certain work schedule, so the flexibility is what makes me thankful to be in this school.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

As a student you have to stay on top of everything. The John Jay Express or a.k.a One stop is horrible no one knows anything. They are always giving out the wrong information. The way I see this college is "the right hand does not know what the left hand is doing and the buttocks is still dirty." The Public Protection Management Director is clueless only help out those students that he is very cool with, most females and struggling student he will not even answer his email. His Department is unorganized and not caring for the students they have. They do not give two cent if you make it or not. The so call Blackboard which where students go for online classes never works and is very confusing. Got a complaint? Forget it because no one know where to send you. The best place to do is to the Dean of Students and even that department is lacking. You have better luck asking people out of the college what to do or where to go for help. I am totally disgusted with the college "Professional Treatment."

5 out of 5
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Degree: Forensic Psychology
Graduation Year: 2009

Tell us about your college experience.

Even though I wish I had went away to school, I did enjoy John Jay College! I joined clubs and became an active student So my experience was great and fulfilling.

Would you get the same degree if you could start over?

Yes I would because I love what I learned about which is the psyche of Adolescent Offenders. Only thing I would change is that I would have done the 5year program they offered so I could get my Masters and Bachelors in 5yrs.

What advice can you offer other students?

I found that I performed better in school when I didnt have a job. My senior year i focused strictly on school work and I had and A in ever class! and was able to spread out my classes so i have breaks in between to study or not be as stressed during mid terms and finals. So my advice is if you can afford it, try to stay home with your patents as long as possible and just focus on your classes so you can perform to the best of your ability!

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