United States, New York

John Jay College of Criminal Justice was established in 1964 as a liberal arts college. The college is affiliated to the City University of New York (CUNY)-New York's largest urban public institution of higher learning and is known for its diverse student population. Pupils can choose from 27 majors, 40 minors, about 15 masters and doctorate programs among the many courses in the arts, psychology, criminal justice, criminology, natural and social sciences, public affairs and humanities. It is a community of knowledgeable individuals who explore one’s field of study in many dimensions. The institute’s liberal arts programs enable students to engage in advanced learning and meaningful careers in all public, private and non-profit fields. Students here involve in original research and experiential learning and get to study in one of the most dynamic cities in the world.

Campus Life

Campus life here in John Jay is always active and fun! Over 52 student organizations are active on campus, many of which are located in the "club row," a series of corridors that provide space for student clubs. Sophomores can choose academic, creative, cultural, sociopolitical, sports, charitable as well as religious clubs and societies, with emphasis on everything from economics and graphic novels to boxing and martial arts. Besides, John Jay provides students with comfortable and considerate accommodation options. It ensures that each student dormitory has a warm family atmosphere, and each room is equipped with study desks, chairs, closets or wardrobes, wireless Internet access along with cable connections. The location of the dormitory is also very convenient; one can easily take a 15-minute subway ride to the campus.

Noted Alumni

The college proudly boasts its 65000 active alumni from all walks of life. Some of the noteworthy former grads are Eric Brooklyn Borough President Adams, New York State Assemblyman representing district 98 Karl A. Brabenec, author of the best-selling record - They Cage the Animals at Night Jennings Michael Burch, Chief of the Milwaukee Police Department Edward A. Flynn, actor and director Eva Norvind, novelist Dorothy Uhnak, Chinese-born American scientist Henry Lee and many more.