About John Jay College of Criminal Justice


A senior college of The City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice is the preeminent national and International leader in educating for justice. Whether it is in the pages of The Lancet, across front opposing counsel, or behind a podium, John Jay students, graduates and faculty make their mark on the world.

Set In the heart of New York City. John Jay offers students a liberal arts and criminal justice curriculum that balances the sciences, humanities and the arts with professional studies. Offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees, the College is unique in its mission, preparing students to build and sustain just societies by using their talents to make a difference for themselves and ethers. John Jay students learn how to transform their ideas into social action and leadership through rigorous course work, research, internships, community service, and other learning experiences. As a result of a John Jay education, students and graduates gain the skills and knowledge to become fierce advocates for justice in their communities, across the nation and throughout the world.


Students socialize on the lawn of the College’s 60,000-square-foot rooftop plaza and watch new student productions in John Jay’s Black Box Theatre. They have coffee together, text, and study with one another. In fact, John Jay students are the very heart of a vibrant, diverse, engaging and supportive community. To help each student succeed, John Jay’s Division of Student Affairs makes sure that all are given the tools and opportunities they need to reach their full potential.

The Office of Student Life creates an environment where students can explore their interests, leadership, civic engagement, cultural diversity and spirituality. It offers a wealth of opportunities to become engaged on campus. Just to name a few, there is the JJ Bloodhound Trailblazers Leadership Series, over 40 student organizations and clubs, a student government and many campus-wide events throughout the year.