The John Jay College of Criminal Justice, aka John Jay, was first founded in 1964 as a liberal arts college with a focus on criminal justice and forensic science. Today, over 15,000 students attend the college, located in New York, NY. John Jay is also affiliated with the City University of New York (CUNY) system.
Notable alumni of the college include Pauley Perrette, Lloyd George Sealy, Mike Wallace, and Benjamin Ward.
Most of the academic buildings are located on the West side of Manhattan near Columbus Circle and Lincoln Center. Buildings can be found mainly btw 54th to 59th Street from Ninth Avenue to Eleventh Avenue. The college consists of six buildings all of which are located within a 10-15 minute walk of each other. Students are expected to commute by walking, biking or taking public transportation. The closest subway station is located at 59 St - Columbus Circle Station but there are also plenty of different bus lines running by the college.
John Jay currently offers housing at the New Yorker Hotel only. The New Yorker Hotel is located on 481 8th Avenue between West 34th Street & West 35th Street. The residence all is reserved only for full-time enrolled John Jay students. The closest train is the A, C, 1, 2, and 3 trains and it takes only around 15 minutes for students to arrive at main campus from the residence hall down at the New Yorker.
Didn't get into campus housing? Don't worry, most John Jay students aren't living in the residence halls. In fact, most students are commuting from a neighborhood around John Jay campus or commuting from home in a neighboring borough. Popular neighborhoods for John Jay students include Hell's Kitchen, Harlem, etc.
For those interested in finding housing near John Jay. Check out our Interactive HeatMaps to find more information on average rental prices in each neighborhood.
Most alums tend to stay in the city after graduation to pursue a career related to what they studied while at John Jay. Popular neighborhoods for John Jay grads include Hell's Kitchen, Upper East Side, East Village, etc.
First time moving into the city? Don't stress! Take a look at our RentHop's Renter's Guide to get a better understanding of what you'll need to know in order to rent in the city. The guide will take you through the step-by-step process of renting an apartment.
Here are some other useful resources:
- NYC Subway Map
- Path Train Timetable Map & Guide
- New Jersey Transit Map
- Manhattan Bus Map
- Queens Bus Map
- Brooklyn Bus Map
- NYC Map
Real Estate Firms located physically around John Jay College main campus:
- Citi Habitats (346 West 57th Street)
- Related (423 West 55th Street)
John Jay Site
John Jay Admissions
John Jay Office of Residential Life and Housing Services