5 Reasons to Choose John Jay

5 Reasons

Reason #1-

Affordable Excellence  

John Jay offers an education that is both affordable and first-rate.  A senior college of the City University of New York where over 15,000 students come to learn, explore and expand their knowledge. John Jay has 22  majors that incorporate a criminal justice or liberal arts focus. There are numerous minors and certificate programs, and hundreds of elective classesin history, English, psychology, speech and theater, and other traditional liberal arts subjects.  In addition, scholarship opportunities abound, as do honors programs that spur individuality and intellectual energy for exceptionally talented students .  You won’t find another college education quite like it –  

Reason #2 - Students and Faculty agree:  John Jay is a world-class experience

At the forefront of the academic discipline of criminal justice is John Jay’s award-winning faculty who continually challenge students to think on a higher level. They are committed to the belief that law enforcement, corrections, law and the judiciary should be taught in the context of a broad, well-developed liberal arts curriculum.  Our newly added 13 story building presents a 100 percent WiFi environment, that includes state-of-the-art labs for crime mapping, and Emergency Management.   We have 65 new "smart" classrooms, a Moot Court, Art Gallery and Black Box Theater.  As a result, John Jay  provides an  exciting personal journey in learning. The college is recognized world over as a leader in educating for justice.  From forensic science to computer security, and the history of crime to terrorism studies, you will find a perfect balance of academic disciplines at John Jay.

Reason #3 -Our Alumni Are a “Who’s Who” in Their Field

From forensic laboratories, law enforcement, the FBI and CIA to academia’s ivory towers and the corridors of public service, our alumni are making a difference and redefining the future of science, justice and law.  Our alumni work in state, federal, and local government, and in nongovernmental agencies.  They’re lawyers, police chiefs and corporate leaders. One alumnus is a national leader in forensic science, another is the director of New York City’s crime lab. John Jay graduates are committed to success in whatever they strive to accomplish. Theresa Coaxum  (left) - Region II Advocate for the U.S. Small Business Administration  

Reason #4 - The World At Our Doorstep

 Our student body is comprised of nearly 100 nationalities with a multinational faculty that includes many of the world’s foremost experts in criminal justice…  Partnerships with government agencies, non-governmental organizations and educational institutions around the world…  A host of top-quality study abroad programs…  The international learning environment on campus provides a fertile medium for exciting growth and discovery.  When you study at John Jay, you’ve entered a portal to a world of opportunities.

Reason #5 - World-Class Faculty/Cutting-Edge Research

When the world wants answers to important questions of law, public policy, police procedure or criminal behavior, it turns to John Jay.  Why?  The acknowledged expertise of our faculty.  They are active, daring scholars, regularly breaking new ground in the study of criminal justice.  Moreover, the faculty of John Jay are as committed to our students as they are to their scholarship, so that every classroom is assured of being a forum for the discussion of the latest in criminal justice thinking.  Add to this mix the College’s 19 centers and institutes focused on such themes as cybercrime, international human rights, terrorism and prisoner reentry – to name just a few – and it’s no surprise that John Jay is a world-renowned center for research in criminal justice.