Gallaudet University

Washington, DC, USA
3.31 Average Rating

Founded in 1864 in Washington, DC, Gallaudet University is a private, international institution that focuses on education for the deaf and hard of hearing. All classes are taught in both English and American Sign Language. Many students choose to major in communications, sign language, or minority and group studies. Gallaudet University is the largest publisher of books for and about the deaf community in the world.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
59%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
1%
Out-Of-State Students
97%
91%
Submitting ACT
14%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 17
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 916
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
1,578
Total Number of Undergrads
1,129
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
96%
20-39 Students
3%
0
100
24%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
46%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
7:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$14,205
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$17,038
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$17,038
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$14,038
Books and Supplies
$1600

Aid & Grants

0
100
75%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
56%
Average Aid Per Year
$20,948
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
56%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,681
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$6,580

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
29%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,526
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$10,250
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$159
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
44%
56%
Student Organizations
16
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
93%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Bison
School Colors
Blue/Buff
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Eastern Collegiate Football Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Washington
New York
Baltimore
Austin
Los Angeles
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$34,300
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What Students Are Saying

3.31 Average Rating
This university radiates a welcoming atmosphere with students and faculty that are tight-knit and are accepting of one another no matter their status. The buildings are widely dispersed but overflowing with history as they offer varying activities, courses, and majors.
Angelica-Jasmine from Plano, TX
Gallaudet is an awesome college, where you can be successful, and achieve your goal. It doesn't matter if you are old, young, disabled, not disabled, deaf, hearing, hard of hearing, and more you can still attend this college. If you have big dreams and don't know what college to go to, Gallaudet can help.
Tina from Rockford, IL
Gallaudet has give me the opportunity to prove myself as an deaf individual, not only to my family, to the society as well. Not only opportunities poured in, the communication at Gallaudet has made it accessible for the deaf students. I can say I fell in love with Gallaudet and am proud to call myself deaf.
LINDSEY from WASHINGTON, DC
An excellent school for Deaf, Hard of Hearing or students already familiar with ASL. You will be given a well-rounded education and become familiar with more than just your major. Staff and faculty are very helpful and friendly.
Marilyn from Fredericksburg, VA
Gallaudet University is a University for deaf or hard of hearing students. Gallaudet University is an amazing college for deaf or hard of hearing people. It is a university that helps college students shine and become successful in their future careers and in their lives.
Lesli from Negaunee, MI
it is a wonderful university for bilingual students, especially deaf, hard of hearing, and coda students. gallaudet university students shows lot of respect for others, new signers, non-signers, or fluent signers. it is a paradise.
Trisha from Washington, DC

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