Parents & Families

John Jay College mascot Bloodhound posing with students

Our Value

As a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY) and the preeminent leader in educating for justice, we provide students with rigorous academic and practical experiences that nurture their intellectual curiosity and open doors to meaningful careers. 

Founded in 1964, John Jay has a long history of graduating outstanding leaders and we believe that every John Jay student has the potential to make a difference in their community, the nation and the world.

Through a unique emphasis on educating for justice, John Jay students have the opportunity to choose from a broad selection of majors ranging from English, history, anthropology, economics and philosophy to criminal justice, forensic science, international criminal justice and forensic psychology.

Academic advisors work closely with students to assist them in determining which area of study, including different combinations of majors and minors, works best for them.

Career Support

Through our career services center, we provide:

  • One-on-one job search assistance
  • Career counseling
  • Internship development
  • Employer information sessions
  • Workshops and events

Student Support

With student counseling services, extra-curricular activities, athletics and more than 40 clubs, our students are part of a strong and caring community. Your child will live and learn in an environment that is unparalleled in its ability to support them as they pursue their academic and life goals.