CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice Reviews

4.08 out of 5 stars
(23 Reviews)
  • New York (NY)
  • Annual Tuition: $14,940
90% of 23 students said this degree improved their career prospects
96% of 23 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
Carina Roldan - 7/15/2019
Degree: Forensic Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017
"John Jay college despite being a city school where the campus isn't that big, was able to offer me everything I needed to progress and continue my education. I was able to take online classes when needed and in person when required. I can say that John Jay was very important in my life."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Ini - 6/18/2019
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2019
"John Jay prepares students to be fierce advocates for justice. Every major at this school has the justice theme embedded in their curriculum. No matter if you are an Economics major, Police Science, Forensics Psychology, and so on. I believe this is extremely significant and important as if you want to get involved with the law enforcement or any legal profession, your studies revolve around the common good, the community, and justice. The school has dedicated professors, tutors, mentors, and extremely helpful staff who help you in achieving your goals and help you succeed during your academic journey."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Sarah Zarba - 12/4/2018
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2016
"Attending John Jay College of Criminal Justice was a wonderful experience. The on-campus events hosted regularly, provided students with an opportunity to make meaningful connections in the field that helped with gaining employment after graduation. John Jay College is traditionally known as a law enforcement school, but during my time there I can say that there is also a growing body of students who are formerly incarcerated and refer to themselves as "Justice Reform Advocates." It has been amazing to be a part of the culture shift within John Jay and to be a part of building community between students who want to enforcers of the law and those who want to change laws and have a different approach. While there were many reform-minded professors, in my opinion I wish there were more-- overall, John Jay College prepared me well for a career in the criminal justice research and policy world by providing quality education as well as many internship options throughout my time there."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Denise - 10/7/2018
Degree: Forensic Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018
"Out of all the CUNY colleges, I personally believe John Jay was the best. The faculty was the most amazing and were for the most part always willing to help you further your education. I have created more ideas and generated the best connections with people in this school. I have learned more about who I am as a person, and what I want to become as a person. When I started John Jay I really had no idea what I wanted to do but thanks to the faculty and the variety of classes offered in John Jay I was able to start a path to where I want to be."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Che - 4/30/2018
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2008
"John Jay College is an excellent academic institution. I liked that it was in the heart of the city while at the same time in an area that was not extremely busy and overwhelming. There are a lot of activities and clubs and this is the perfect school for international students. The school is a great transition to city life because its not overwhelming. At the time, the classes were not extremely big so students received a lot of attention. I always thought the professors were quite helpful, competent and, most importantly, available. Overtime, I think the reputation of the school has grown and Im delighted to have obtained both an undergraduate and graduate degree from John Jay College."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Eduardo Lopez - 12/27/2017
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2017
"I was an international student in JJC from 2015 to 2017. The kwnoledge received in the clases, sharing experiences with other student -from the six continents- and the articles dicussed durign classes were exceptional. Actually, im very proud and happy for having this outstanding exprience in my memories. Now, from my country, i just want to say thank you so much JJC."
4.2 out of 5 stars
JD - 3/22/2017
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2015
"Attending John Jay College of Criminal Justice, right in the heart of New York City, was one of my greatest experience. I love all of my professors; they challenged me and their passion for teaching was obvious. They were always helpful and ready to assist me in office hours. In addition, the student community was very friendly, and there were many student clubs to join. Also, check out the Honors Program. It is great! Especially if you are passionate about social justice, I think John Jay will put you on the right path. I am happy to have received my undergraduate degree there and now I am attending law school. Go John Jay !!"
3.5 out of 5 stars
Kassandra - 3/15/2017
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2014
"I attended John Jay College and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree. Although I loved the professors, school location, and curriculum, I do not feel like my expectations after graduating from a well known school were fulfilled. It took me almost a year after graduating to obtain employment and I get paid close to minimum wage which makes me wonder if my degree was worth the time and money spent. I am not satisfied with my current pay compared to the loans I accrued while attending the school. I graduated with honors and consistently made it on the Dean's List but was never offered a scholarship or a grant from the school for my achievements. The school overall is great, but don't expect financial assistance, networking opportunities, or finding a job right after graduation."
4.4 out of 5 stars
Jalisse Smith - 2/23/2017
Degree: Forensic Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015
"People often discredit CUNY schools but by far attending John Jay was the best decision of my life. Not only is it affordable, but the instructors are extremely knowledgeable, passionate and dedicated to their students. There are so many internships, fellowships and research opportunities that offer hands-on experiences that truly prepare you for the real world. Their student organizations also give you a chance to meet new people and gain lifelong leadership skills. Most importantly, my education has helped me obtain great employment opportunities and further my education! John Jay is a WIN-WIN university!"
4.5 out of 5 stars
Alexis - 2/17/2017
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2016
"John Jay is as fun as you make it. Everyday the school has different activities dealing with justice and can really help when it comes to networking, Once you build that relationship, the staff are very nice and helpful and does not mind when dealing with the million and one questions you might have. Many resources to start you career. I love my time at John Jay and cannot wait to go back for my Graduate studies."