John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York: Narrative Description

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899 Tenth Ave.
New York, NY 10019-1093
Tel: (212)237-8000; 877-JOHNJAY
Admissions: (212)237-8878
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State and locally supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of City University of New York System. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: urban campus. Endowment: $221,000. Educational spending 2003-04: $3790 per student. Total enrollment: 12,984. Faculty: 913 (338 full-time, 575 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 6,123 applied, 44% were admitted. 20% from top quarter of their high school class, 66% from top half. Students come from 52 states and territories, 0.2% Native American, 36% Hispanic, 25% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 35% 25 or older. Retention: 72% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at other units of the City University of New York System. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission for Associate degree programs. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 3/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $4000 full-time, $170 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8640 full-time, $360 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $259 full-time, $82.35 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course level and course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course level and course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 38 open to all. Most popular organizations: Organization of Black Students, Latino Diversity Club, Lex Review, Women's Awareness Club, Forensic Psychology Society. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Lloyd George Sealy Library with 310,000 books, 1,325 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.5 million. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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