Education for professions that matter 

We offer our undergraduate students a diverse range of liberal arts disciplines to engage with issues of justice. Through a highly innovative curriculum across the humanities, natural sciences, arts and social sciences, you will have a full range of opportunities to explore your academic interests.  

John Jay faculty members are world class educators, practitioners and researchers who have exceptional hands-on experience in their fields. As a student, you will be given access to leading edge thinking, innovative teaching methods and strong industry connections.

A Dynamic Community  
Become part of a diverse and dynamic community within a personal and inclusive environment. Students, faculty and staff come together in enriching cultural, athletic and community initiatives that focus on both individual and team growth.

Multifaceted Study
We are unique in the breadth of our undergraduate education.  Students can choose from several areas of undergraduate study with both interdisciplinary variety and focused depth. Learn more... 


Students on the Jay Walk
Students on the Jay Walk

Becoming a Freshman
We welcome a multitude of freshmen each year. Understand our application requirements and learn more here.

Apply as a Transfer Student 
The University supports qualified students who wish to transfer to John Jay College. Learn more... 

Apply as an International Student
Hundreds of international students make John Jay College their home away from home. Learn about the application process

Apply as a Public Service Employee  
John Jay College offers in-service programs to provide educational opportunities to active and retired public service employees. Learn more...

Undergraduate StudiesApply to the NYPD Leadership Program 
We are proud to offer the NYPD Leadership Program as a tuition exempt Friday academic curriculum for active NYPD Uniformed Members of the Service (UMOS). Learn more...

Apply as a Veteran
We have a long history of enrolling  and supporting veterans. Currently, more than 500 veterans are students at John Jay. Learn more...

Apply as a Non-John Jay Degree Student
 Non-degree students who are looking to take classes as a visiting student can navigate the admission process here

Apply as a Homeschooled Student
 Homeschooled students are encouraged to apply. Learn more about the admission requirements and process.

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Complete the CUNY Online Application at www.cuny.edu/prepare

Download our application worksheet to review the application process

Note: There is an application fee of $65 for freshmen* and $70 for transfer students**.

*You are considered a freshman applicant if you have not previously attended any college, university, and/or proprietary school within or outside the United States since graduating from high school or secondary school.

**You are considered a transfer applicant if you have previously attended any college, university, and/or proprietary school since graduating from high school or secondary school.

  • Review deadlines and notification dates here
  • Prepare to submit your ACT or SAT scores

An official copy is required from applicants who have graduated from a high school in the United States within the past year and are applying to a senior (4-year) college. The institutional code number for John Jay College is 2115.

Send your official documents to:  

General Admission (Freshman) 
The City University of New York 
P.O. Box 350136 
Brooklyn, NY 11235-0001  

Transfer Admission
The City University of New York
P.O. Box 359023
Brooklyn, NY 11235-9023

Please contact CUNY’s Call Center at 212.997.2869 or email the Help Desk at admissions@cuny.edu  if you have any problems with your online application.

Check the status of your application at www.cuny.edu/status or call John Jay’s Admissions Office toll free at 1.877.564.6529.  Note the application review process takes 8-10 weeks.

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