CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice Graduate Program Reviews

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91%
of students recommend
(3.97 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 78 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Programmatic Accreditation: APA and NASPAA
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 14,732 (12,969 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 78% part-time, 22% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $10,532 in-state; $19,122 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros- very competitive school for criminal justice, one of the top criminal justice program in the nation,program is very diverse, and very affordable Cons- no on-campus housing, late classes
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

The only con of the Master's of Forensic Psychology program is that there are no graduate assistantships available to students. However, the staff is very helpful to students in finding other means of paying for school.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2013

Professors are all current or former experts in their own fields. My professors consisted of former FBI Agents, lawyers, academics, and even a former NYC Corrections Department Comissioner. Evening classes are convenient to working professionals. Only downfall was a lack of school spirit/cohesion. Very much a cummuter school. Lacks any real identity. Overall, the CJ Graduate program was a great value for the price.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2014

The professors are respectful and engaging; they are experts in their respective fields and have relevant work experience to contribute toward the theories applied in the textbooks. My biggest trouble has been with getting in touch with the Department Heads to ensure my transfer credits were approved.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Forensic Science
Graduation Year: 2013

The MS program in Forensic Science at John Jay College is one of the nation's premier graduate programs in forensics. With faculty who are leaders in the field, new laboratory space, and several crime labs nearby with internship programs, the graduate experience at John Jay is top notch.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2014

I feel that I have learned a lot at this school in just the one semester I have completed. Most faculty is helpful and understanding. The only improvements that could be made are in the affordability of living and the accessibility to all of the resources that are available.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

I feel as though the teaching staff at John Jay is, for the most part, extremely knowledgeable and very highly esteemed professionals in the field. Being taught by individuals with such experience is extremely rewarding and worth the cost. However, I have noticed that this school does not offer the best financial options for international students. The cost of tuition is truly high, especially when adding in the cost of living in NYC since there are no residence buildings at John Jay.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Forensic Science
Graduation Year: 2014

John Jay is a wonderful institution. The faculty employed are all current or former practitioners in their respective fields. The coursework is rigorous, highly competitive and constantly evolving to keep up with our ever changing criminal justice system.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2013

My program has prepared me for research in my future work in psychology both through research labs and informative coursework. My only complaint would be the lack of clinical work in courses.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2015

The classroom size is small and personable. Each professor is willing to help you out and answer any questions you may have. They are very knowledgable in their prospective fields.
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