CUNY—John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a public institution that was founded in 1965. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 12,674, and the setting is Urban. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. CUNY—John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s ranking in the 2018 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities North, 111John Jay College of Criminal Justice was born in the mid-1950s. The catalyst for the school came from growing concerns on the part of civic leaders and the New York City Police Department over increased complexity of police work in the administration and operation of the department, and the ongoing relations between police and the community. John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a community of motivated and intellectually committed individuals who explore justice in its many dimensions. The College’s liberal arts curriculum equips students to pursue advanced study and meaningful, rewarding careers in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Our professional programs introduce students to foundational and newly emerging fields and prepare them for advancement within their chosen professions.