John Jay is in the urban setting of New York, New York, not far from New York City.
John Jay has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? John Jay does not have fraternities or sororities.
John Jay has the Auxiliary University Program. In fact, more students participate in the Auxiliary University Program than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at John Jay include Student Athlete Advisory Community Club, Environmental Club, Law Society and Artists United.
John Jay students' favorite campus events are Annual Commencement, College Group Tour and Orientations.
This table offers information on housing at John Jay.
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||No special consideration for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||No|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||0.7%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||99.3%|
John Jay offers housing for students. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are given no special consideration for on-campus housing.
Most John Jay students live off campus. In 2022, 0.7% of undergrads at John Jay lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 99.3% of students lived off-campus or commuted to John Jay. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
John Jay offers coed housing.
At John Jay there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at John Jay:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Cheerleading||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Riflery||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Volleyball||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The John Jay campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit John Jay, take Henry Hudson Parkway to New York, NY. If you need to fly, book your flight to LaGuardia airport.
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