Gallaudet University

Washington, DC, USA

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Gallaudet University

3.31 Average Rating

Craigory from Cincinnati, OH

researching this school
7 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
The way the classes are set up, you won't miss anything that is said/signed in class.
Will enjoy being here
The campus is beautiful and small and is set up to help every student succeed.
Bang for the buck
For what is offered, the school is a great deal for what is given to help every student succeed.
Tips for prospective students
Apply early to get scholarships that are offered.
Great for these types of students
This is a great school for deaf students who want a top notch education.
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Trisha from Washington, DC

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
number one tip: manage your time well! this university have lot of activities available to public and lot of people that love to socialize.
number two tip: show lot of respect for your professors- they are the ones who decide your grades.
tip number three: be yourself!
Academic Rigor
professors are amazing- wonderful tutor centers. lot more!
Dorm Life
peet hall is the least favorite dormitory.
clerc hall is the most favorite dormitory.
we are building new dormitory- with kitchens!
only one thing that sucks, rules! =)
Food and Dining
well, we have pretty good food at cafe and we do have awesome food at marketplace and rathskellar. =) there is a room for improvement though.
What to do for fun
join clubs! i strongly encourage you to go off-campus, as such as georgetown! there is lot of museums, attractions, restaurants, and many more!
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
freshmans/transfers students (first year student at gallaudet university) (between jan-march) shave their hair off!!! it is amazing! you don't have to do it if you chose to not. (march-april) rat funeral, black outfits! can't laugh! walk around campus. =)
2nd year, plant a tree and put a slab.
3rd year, class jersey!
4th year, senior trip!
Clubs and Activities
tons of choices!
Greek Life
we have several greek orgz.
Campus Safety
it is amazing!
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Angelica-Jasmine from Plano, TX

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4 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Academic Rigor
The classrooms allow a connection between the students and professor as the use of American Sign Language is the key way of communication to interact during the lessons. They take pride in their academics and of their determined, motivated students.
Dorm Life
However, the dorms themselves are simple enough to add your own spin of personality and to form a everlasting friendship with a potential roommate.
Food and Dining
The cafeteria itself and various cafes that are present on the campus are absolutely perfect for the student life. You are welcome to different atmospheres of eateries where you can hang out and stuff yourself with delicious goodies and meals.
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Tina from Rockford, IL

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Make sure you check out the college before attending. Make sure you can afford everything also.
Academic Rigor
Undergrad, Grad, Online
Dorm Life
95% deaf and hard of hearing students and 4% hearing students. If you want to learn more about the deaf community and improve you ASL this is the place to learn.
What to do for fun
Washington DC is a very large city, and there is so much to do. Pretty much anything you want to do for an activity is here.
Great for these types of students
Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Disabled, Hearing. All people are accepted here :)
Clubs and Activities
All kind sof clubs and activities. Look on gallaudet.edu to find more.
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LINDSEY from WASHINGTON, DC

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Gallaudet is a great school if you ever felt left behind with the communication, and being a freshman is probably the most important year of college years since it is when your GPA starts and it's hard to get good GPA if you didn't take your freshman year seriously.
Academic Rigor
The teachers there signs, and they provided interpreters for those students who are there to learn. The teachers ensures that we understand the materials and expect the best from us.
Dorm Life
I can not be the judge since I live off-campus, but from what I see dorm life made the interaction easy for those who are new faces.
Food and Dining
We have cookers and it may take a long line to get the food we want, but they are there everyday making sure we enjoy our meals.
What to do for fun
There are immaterial sports for everyone to play without needing commitment, there are organizations (I am working on setting up a running organization since my school do not have any sports organization), bash, events, plays, and poetry.
Bang for the buck
I am 24 years old and I always have hated school, I would call myself a jock, but after I entered Gallaudet I can say I never have been this eager to learn more .I have strong ADD so I can not pay attention to interpreters at all times so with the teachers signing and my motivation to learn just kicked in and got my attention.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Every year, they have this tradition called Bald day for freshman only. They shave their head (boys and girls) to follow the tradition, they also have Rat funeral which is a tradition for freshmen as well, to honor their class and bury a fake rat to represent.
Great for these types of students
Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Interpreters majors, who are eager to learn.
Clubs and Activities
They provide sports, bash, events for international students, to show their support they also have gay and lesbians clubs that gets together and show their pride.
Greek Life
I am more of a Liberal. From what I see, the sorority sisters are close no matter what form or race they come in, they accept all and love all.
Campus Safety
the security are 24/7 and are everywhere.
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Marilyn from Fredericksburg, VA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Become familiar with the DC metro system. Make sure to have a basis in American Sign Language before applying.
Food and Dining
Excellent location. Near DC's metro and bus lines.
What to do for fun
DC and the surrounding areas offer an unlimited number of opportunities. The area is rich with history, art, nature and events.
Great for these types of students
Deaf, Hard of Hearing and students already established in ASL
Campus Safety
Gated campus. Constant patrolling by security. However, when leaving campus, make sure to travel in twos, especially at night. The surrounding area can be a bit dangerous at times.
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Lesli from Negaunee, MI

accepted here and planning to attend soon
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
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.
Dorm Life
I never experienced the dorm life. I will be starting in the Fall of 2012.
What to do for fun
Gallaudet University is in Washington DC. There is so much stuff to do there, there is alot of shopping and sightseeing. You can visit the mouments, musems and parks.
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