The diverse students at John Jay College
John Jay is Among the Most Diverse Colleges in the Northeast According to Wall Street Journal Ranking

John Jay College has been ranked among the top five multicultural and inclusive colleges in New York City in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education (THE) College Rankings. The  list is based on an environment metric which includes the racial and financial backgrounds of student populations. John Jay is #10 for diversity among colleges in the entire Northeast.

According to the publication, the WSJ/THE rankings measure school environment factors such as the number of students that are the first in their families to attend college and the share of the student body that comes from abroad. This metric also accounts for the percentage of Pell Grant recipients and the racial and ethnic diversity of the faculty. Four other City University of New York colleges also made the top 10 list.

With a student body that represents more than 130 nationalities, John Jay’s diverse community is evident beyond the rankings. The College’s inclusive campus fosters a rich environment for learning about important topics, engaging in hands-on research and working towards solutions to major national and global issues.

As a Hispanic-Serving Institution, with membership in the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU) and the Hispanic Education Technology Services consortium (HETS), John Jay supports student success with programs such as Adelante!, the Pre-Law Institute, the Ronald H. Brown Law School Prep Program, and the Program for Research Initiatives in Science and Math (PRISM), which is contributing to increased diversity in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. This year, a report by the Education Trust also ranked John Jay College #3 for the graduation rates of Black students among top-performing colleges and universities.

About John Jay College of Criminal Justice: An international leader in educating for justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York offers a rich liberal arts and professional studies curriculum to upwards of 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 135 nations.  In teaching, scholarship and research, the College approaches justice as an applied art and science in service to society and as an ongoing conversation about fundamental human desires for fairness, equality and the rule of law. For more information, visit