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THE JOHN JAY PROMISE

WE PROMISE to help you develop a personalized plan to reach your academic and professional goals. At John Jay, you will enjoy a complete and well-rounded college experience - with the affordable price tag expected from a CUNY school - along with a unique set of resources that we provide for your success.


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GET AHEAD

WE OFFER distinctive and rich liberal arts education with a focus on justice in all its dimensions. Your academic journey begins with the First-Year Seminar, through which you become part of a diverse learning community. You will be well supported on this journey with your very own success team: a peer success coach, academic advisor, and career specialist, along with your dedicated and caring professors. John Jay’s faculty members are nationally recognized experts in their fields who are ready to help you grow to become an active, enthusiastic scholar and a well rounded student. You will learn to reason critically and problem-solve confidently—skills that will benefit you throughout your personal and professional life.

THE ACADEMIC JOURNEY ROADMAP

This comprehensive plan outlines the realistic milestones you need to graduate and choose a career or enter a graduate program.

CONNECT to the college community (peers, faculty, and staff).

PLAN your academic path towards your career goals and graduate in four years.

EXPAND your experiences by exploring your strengths and participating in internships, on-campus jobs, and other special opportunities.

HONORS AND MACAULAY HONORS PROGRAMS

Brings together academically talented students who have the potential to become tomorrow’s leaders.

CONTACT
Student Academic Success Programs
212-484-1130
sasp@jjay.cuny.edu


 


GET INVOLVED

AS A JOHN JAY STUDENT You will engage in John Jay’s signature “acts of justice” each year. Through programs such as the Stop Hunger Now and CUNY Service Corps initiatives, you will learn to make positive changes in your community. We will provide you with ample opportunities to find your niche and pursue your passion:

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
With more than 60 student clubs and organizations, you can choose from a wide array of cultural, educational, leadership, and social activities.

CONTACT
Center for Student Involvement & Leadership
212-237-8698 | csil@jjay.cuny.edu

COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Become civically engaged through individual volunteerism, organizational involvement, and community service activities.

CONTACT
Community Outreach and Service Learning
646-557-4820 | dwalsh@jjay.cuny.edu

 


GET SUPPORT

There may be hard times during your academic journey, but we are here to support you as you address any educational barriers you may have. Our Wellness Center and related resources will help enhance your John Jay experience through a range of services and programs to foster your well-being. The services, designed to address immediate, ongoing, and long-term issues, include:

WELLNESS CENTER
Offers health and counseling services.
212-237-8111 | counseling@jjay.cuny.edu
New Building, L.68.00

LABRENDA GARRETT-NELSON CHILDREN’S CENTER
Provides low-cost, high-quality childcare.
212-393-6438 | ChildrensCenter@jjay.cuny.edu
New Building, L3.61.00

SINGLE STOP, EMERGENCY FUNDING AND FOOD BANK
Offers access to public benefits such as food stamps, emergency funds, and food banks.
212-887-6212 | SingleStop@jjay.cuny.edu
New Building, L.68.00

IMMIGRANT STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER
Provides information to help undocumented, both non-DACA and DACA, immigrant students reach their goals of college success.
212-887-6248 | ccarvajal@jjay.cuny.edu
New Building, L2.69.11

WOMEN’S CENTER FOR GENDER JUSTICE
Seeks to advance knowledge of gender equity and women’s issues.
646-557-4535 | womenscenter@jjay.cuny.edu
New Building, L.67.00

MILITARY & VETERAN SERVICES
Serves military veterans, active duty service members, reservists, guardsmen, officer candidates and their family members.
212-484-1329 | JohnJayVeterans@jjay.cuny.edu
Haaren Hall, Room 229

 


GET CONNECTED

WE PREPARE YOU FOR LIFE after John Jay as an educated, emboldened and impassioned professional ready to change the world for the better. With New York City as our extended campus, you will have access to hundreds of career and graduate school opportunities, as well as internships, study abroad and research opportunities, in the City and elsewhere. We will work with you as you explore your options:

CENTER FOR CAREER & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Take advantage of these opportunities early in your academic career, so you gain valuable work experience and build your professional resume, in order to get ahead in the job market.

INTERNSHIP & DEVELOPMENT
Meet individually with our Career Center staff to discuss various career and graduate school possibilities, test your interests through practical experiences, and develop essential work and life skills.

NETWORKING RESOURCES
Upon graduation, you will become part of John Jay’s global community of more than 65,000 proud alumni who know the competitive edge that comes with a John Jay education. Attend our Career Fairs and events to build the alumni and professional networks that will enable you to launch and build your career.

CONTACT
Center for Career and Professional Development
212-237-8754 | careers@jjay.cuny.edu
New Building, L72.00

PRE-LAW INSTITUTE
If you are interested in entering law school and the legal profession, PLI will support you with programs and professional development to achieve your goals.

CONTACT
Pre-Law Institute
646-557-4804 | PLI@jjay.cuny.edu
New Building, 8.66

 


JOHN JAY AT A GLANCE

15,000 ENROLLED UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE STUDENTS
400 VETERANS
2
PULITZER PRIZE WINNERS
31 MAJORS
40 MINORS
130+
NATIONALITIES REPRESENTED AT THE COLLEGE
33%
FOREIGN BORN
TOP 5 Most multicultural and inclusive colleges by The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education (THE) College Rankings.
1000+
FULL- AND PART-TIME FACULTY
47%
FIRST GENERATION STUDENTS
Ranked 3rd
for graduation rates of Black students among top performing colleges and universities.
HSI Recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and Minority-Serving Institution (MSI).
Ranked #1 in New York by the College Affordability Guide, and one of the top 10 colleges where graduates have the least debt.
TOP 10 in Student Social Mobility by the Equality of Opportunity Project: Of the 54% who come from lower-income families, 61% rise to the top 40% in higher income.
STUDENT BODY
47% HISPANIC
17% BLACK
10% ASIAN
President Karol V. Mason

From the President

There’s no college anywhere in the world quite like John Jay.
It’s a special place where everyone—first-generation students, working students, immigrants, parents and
veterans—can transform their lives with a justice-focused education.

As President of John Jay College, I’ve made student success my number one priority. And, I know that everyone in our community is focused on giving our students the opportunities and resources they need to achieve their academic dreams and become tomorrow’s leaders.

My promise to you is that at John Jay you’ll be supportedand challenged. You’ll see things from a new perspective. And, you’ll be a “fierce advocate for justice.”

 

We are ready to help you excel.

You do your part, and we promise to do ours.

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