“John Jay got me interested in ‘justice’ as a general theme and as an interesting psychological and philosophical question. My classes taught me the particular skills I would need  to do research — critical thinking, sound argumentation and good writing skills.”

--Bennett Callaghan, B.A.’12


Are You Eager to Make a Difference in People’s Lives and Passionate About Bringing Positive Change in the World? 

If so, John Jay College is the right place for you. Our institution stands at the forefront of innovative, justice-centered education and research. We offer an environment which sparks creative thinking. We encourage students to learn beyond the classroom and explore practical solutions to real-world challenges. 

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A Spirited Place

Located in one of the most vibrant New York City neighborhoods, the College expands opportunities for both personal and professional development. When you join John Jay College, you become part of one of nation’s most diverse and dynamic communities. You will learn to thrive on challenging educational experiences with great social relevance.  You will discover, engage and accomplish extraordinary things with fellow scholars.

Leading Change 

From the arts and humanities to the natural sciences and social sciences, ideas that change the world are the hallmark of John Jay’s learning experience. Whether in forensic laboratories, law enforcement, CIA and FBI offices, public service endeavors, human rights organizations or prominent law firms around the world, John Jay students and alumni contribute significantly to a wide range of professions. 

Inspired Learning 

Cutting-edge teaching methods and research initiatives of national and global relevance enrich a variety of outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs. You will benefit from our faculty's expertise and knowledge based on their research and scholarly work. You will become part of a community that is committed to helping build and sustain just societies.

Are you ready to embark on this exciting journey? We can help you.  We are the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, where real change begins.