John Jay College Housing

The John Jay College of Criminal Justice does not offer campus housing for its 14,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Located in the borough of Manhattan, on the border between the Upper West Side, Clinton Hill (or, more traditionally, Hell's Kitchen) and Midtown West, John Jay is a senior college in the City University of New York system, and is America's only liberal arts college with such a strong emphasis on criminal justice education and research, including a program which offers an undergraduate degree in forensic science.

Its reputation for excellence in its field, its low tuition as a public college, and its central location in Manhattan puts John Jay College off-campus housing in high demand, especially affordable housing in close proximity to the school. Students seeking off campus housing do have plenty of options, however, no matter which type of NYC living arrangement makes the most sense for your current situation: a furnished or semi-furnished room; an apartment share with one of more roommates, or a studio or one-bedroom rental apartment to call your own.


John Jay Off Campus Housing

The John Jay housing office is a good place to start your search, with information on the likes of Educational Housing Services, which offers dorm-like, college-student-only living (furnished single and double rooms with common areas), in locations throughout New York City; and a look at the City College dorm The Towers, up on 130th Street, which has some rooms available as John Jay housing.

Of course, another great place to look for John Jay off campus housing is through websites such as Urban Edge. At Urban Edge we only post NY apartment listings offered directly from the buildings' owners or managers, so there's never a broker's fee for any housing you'll find Urban Edge… a savings of thousands of dollars over finding an apartment through a broker.

Urban Edge has no-fee NYC rental apartments in the communities closest to John Jay College for Criminal Justice, but the school's central location also means that there are many neighborhoods that are just a quick subway ride away from your classes. 

For example, the 1, 2, 3, A, C, B, and D trains all stop at Columbus Circle, at 59th Street, and so any neighborhood up and down the west side of Manhattan—from Inwood and Washington Heights and Harlem through Morningside Heights and the Upper West Side and down through Clinton / Hell's Kitchen, Chelsea and the West Village, are all readily accessible, as well as many neighborhoods in Brooklyn and the Bronx.

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