CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice (John Jay)

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John Jay can be found in New York, NY, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around seventeen thousand students enrolled per year at CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

The majority of students that got into John Jay have scored between 980 to 1130 on the SAT exam. CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice sends acceptance letters to approximately 40% of applicants per year. Of those that are accepted, nearly 25% of students enrolled. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected John Jay acceptance rate 2021 is estimated to be 37%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall John Jay Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice was reported as 40.5% in Fall 2020 with over 20,600 college applications submitted to John Jay. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 33.8%
  • 2017-2018: 38.7%
  • 2018-2019: 40.6%
  • 2019-2020: 40.5%
  • Projected John Jay Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 36.6%

How Does John Jay Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice is forty percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

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Touro College69.4%
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The New School57.3%
Stevens Institute of Technology40.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)

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