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Colleges / John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York

John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York

New York, NY 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate45%
Acceptance Rate45%

John Jay Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to John Jay, the application fee costs $65.

John Jay Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of John Jay's admissions stats.

John Jay 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.2
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Waitlist No

John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Info Not Available –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Applying Early to John Jay?

John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with John Jay directly for more information about early applications.

➡️ Discover a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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Is John Jay Challenging To Get Into?

John Jay is a moderately difficult school to get into.

In 2021, John Jay accepted 45% of all applicants, about 8,356 of the 18,756 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like John Jay, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to John Jay

John Jay has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does John Jay Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at John Jay

What does John Jay consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered

Make sure to check with John Jay for more information on admission factors.

John Jay 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to John Jay, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with John Jay's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Other Requirements minimum SAT score of 1100
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into John Jay?

Students admitted to John Jay have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

John Jay considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

John Jay does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

What is a Good SAT Score for John Jay?

What is a Good ACT Score for John Jay?

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to John Jay.

Transfer students can enroll in John Jay during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

John Jay Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to John Jay?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to John Jay.

Does John Jay accept transfer credits?

✅ John Jay accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does John Jay accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ John Jay accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to John Jay?

✅ John Jay is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is John Jay's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for John Jay is 45%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at John Jay?

🟨 John Jay may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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John Jay Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into John Jay? John Jay is a somewhat selective institution. The John Jay acceptance rate is 45%. This means that the institution accepts 44 out of every 100 applicants.


John Jay Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to John Jay is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

John Jay SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

John Jay GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At John Jay, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.24. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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