CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice Reviews - Bachelor's in Criminal Justice

3.95 out of 5 stars
(7 Reviews)
  • New York (NY)
  • Annual Tuition: $14,940
86% of 7 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 7 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

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."
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."
4.5 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."
1.9 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 10/26/2015
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."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Jen - 10/5/2015
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."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 7/19/2013
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2011
"Tell us about your college experience.My college experience was a very fun one. Right in Manhattan, all of my friends were there, did a lot of cool things and learned a lot about my field and myself in the process.Would you get the same degree if you could start over?I would choose the same degree, I have a very fulfilling career now with much room for promotions and possibly working for federal agencies.What advice can you offer other students?Try your best to keep your debt to a minimum. It is sad to say but "you can be anything you want to be" isn't exactly a term that is feasible anymore."