404 reviews
  1. Washington, DC
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C
Gallaudet University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Eastern Collegiate Football Conference
Address
800 Florida Ave, NE
Washington, DC 20002

Gallaudet University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
65%
SAT Scores Range
790-960
ACT Scores Range
15-20
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Gallaudet University

Cost

Net Price
$14,080/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,794/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,009/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,783/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,940/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,054/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
6:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.26 responses
46%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.26 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.26 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
951Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
22%
Pell Grant
58%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Relaxed, easy going, and challenge
    80%
  • Involved
    20%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.27 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.33 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Deaf Community
    28%
  • Asl communication
    22%
  • DEAF
    22%
  • Unique
    22%
  • Used to be DEAF but now it's audism at it's finest
    6%

After Gallaudet University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$25,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
79%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses

Gallaudet University Reviews

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If you're a new signer, it'll be a little rocky for you. If you're considering coming to this school, and you are already not a native signer, I highly recommend that you take some ASL courses online. Once you get here, you'll be put in some pretty remedial classes. I SHOULD have been more proactive in learning sign language before I came here, and now I have to take summer classes in order to graduate on time. It'll save time in the long run, trust me.

As far as the student body, I've never made it a real point to become real friendly with people, and part of it is due to my lack of skill in sign language. Obviously you have some A-holes because they're everywhere, but most of them seem to be nice. Though there are some hearing students, they tend to use sign, too, so PLEASE try to get some language down before coming.

The dorms aren't that great, and neither is the regular cafeteria food. Luckily for you, there's a couple other cafes on campus that might have better food. If you hate all of it, there's a ton of restaurants around DC, so you'll be fine.

The only things I really dislike about this school are the Financial Aid office and the dorms.

The FA office is really disorganized, so you might run into problems with them. The dorms are not that great, actually, most of them are pretty bad. Especially Benson Hall, which is the freshman dorm, I believe.

Try this place out at your own risk!
I was an freshman at last semester. I had much fun at this campus. I have many new friends. They're friendly and nice people. I had four courses. I liked my professors. I've improved my grades much better than last year at community college. I had working with professors, friends, and staff everyday which helped me much improve than last year. I can tell you whoever Deaf or Hard of Hearing people plan to go to Gallaudet. You would be very successful at this school !
Benson Hall (freshman dorm) was pretty bad. The building looks fine from outside but the rooms inside look very depressing. You should plan to decorate it. You have community showers in there, so it's best to wear flip flops in the shower, because it's pretty gross in there.

I did like the LLRH6 dorm, which is for sophomores. The rooms look a little better, and you only have to share a bathroom with two or three other people, instead of the whole hall. There are kitchens in there for all you chefs, and the common areas look nicer. There is also a "snack bar" on the very first floor, so you should try to go there sometimes.