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John Jay Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into John Jay? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 4,897 out of 13,398 applicants or 37% were admitted making John Jay a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores. CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice typically accepts and attracts B- average high school students. Only 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 7,305 6,093 13,398
Accepted 2,840 2,057 4,897
Acceptance Rate 39% 34% 37%
Enrolled 878 611 1,489
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 31% 30% 30%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 970 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 890. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1050 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 95 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 970 1130
SAT Reading 470 560
SAT Math 500 570
ACT Composite N/A N/A
ACT English N/A N/A
ACT Math N/A N/A

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1130 and Above Good >50%
1050 to 1130 Avg + 37%-50%
970 to 1050 Avg - 26%-37%
890 to 970 Reach 17%-26%
Less than 890 Low <17%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You can get into CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice with below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice was 2.72 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to John Jay will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 2% Good
3.50 to 3.75 6% Good
3.25 to 3.50 8% Good
3.00 to 3.25 13% Good
2.75 to 3.00 36% Avg +
2.50 to 2.75 32% Avg -
2.25 to 2.50 3% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 8 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on May 31, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Required

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=190600 IPEDS survey data for CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice.



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