CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.97 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 76 respondents

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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Programmatic Accreditation: NASPAA
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 14,430 (12,674 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 80% part-time, 20% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $10,892 in-state; $19,762 out-of-state
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3.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Criminology
Graduation Year: 2010

When I attended john jay college from 2005-2010, it was a great experience. the professors were hands on and I gained a lot of knowledge from them.I  would recommend this school to anyone who is thinking about a career in criminal justice. this school is one of the top rated criminal justice colleges.
1.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

The FMHC and Forensic Psych programs offer little to no guidance and connections for externship opportunities. Most of the faculty do not even work in forensic positions in the field. This is a deeply disappointing program that bills itself as a prestigious degree program. It's frustrating and stressful. Other programs, such as Columbia, NYU and Hunter have actual internship processes in place to connect students to interning opportunities. Good luck with John Jay. They barely have advisers or field contacts to place the many students who are required to complete fieldwork.
3.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2013

College is a wonderful and delightful learning experience. The most of gotten from College was to overcome my fear of Public Speaking which is much needed in almost all fields of Business. I also appreciated the knowledge of my Professors and there willingness to share and engage with us all no matter what level of experience we were on.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2018

John Jay College is a great college that offers various degree programs for all students. Currently, I am part of the BA/MA program and it is the best program because you can get your bachelor's degree and Master's degree at the same time. This program could save students a lot of money if they are interested in receiving a Master's degree.
4.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2009

Professors are passionate about their work and giving students a real education. It is also an affordable option that allows students to gain their degree without going into debt.
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

Overall I think the program is challenging and teaches important information and is full of people who are experts in their field. I've had opportunities to work on research projects in my first year. However sometimes we have graduate classes in the old building which is hot in the summer and cold in winter and smells funny all the time. You'd think for the money we pay we'd get to be in the newer building with the better tech and nicer rooms. There is affiliated housing offered but its very expensive as is the surrounding area because it's New York.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Forensic Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: good feeling of campus community plenty of opportunities to do research affordable diverse good education Cons: CUNY can be disorganized too many adjunct faculty
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: Excellent faculty who are very experienced in the field. Their anecdotes from working in the field are very valuable. Cons: It's harder to mingle with students in graduate school. The campus is set up with a lot of seating areas, but students always seem to be in such a hurry.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Forensic Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

The classes are very informative and the program itself is set up to, theoretically, put you in a prime position to get a job right after graduation. However, there is no real graduate guidance program and you often must discover vital information on your own or through peers.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Forensic Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

The professors teaching the courses bring use their personal experiences in the field to help the students understand the courses and field of Forensic Psychology. Although the courses themselves are excellent, it can be challenging finding an externship which is required. The books for the externships are not up to date. Registrar is also a challenging area, it is difficult to get in the necessary classes due to lack of communication. The professors for the most part are hands on and make themselves as available as possible if in need of assistance.
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