B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B+
  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
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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
66%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
700-1070
ACT Range
14-20
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$13,597/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,190/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,449/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,552/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,936/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,542/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
7:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.26 responses
48%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.27 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.27 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,082Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
23%
Pell Grant
57%
Varsity Athletes
25%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Relaxed, easy going, and challenge
    81%
  • Involved
    19%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
43%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.28 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.34 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Deaf Community
    32%
  • Asl communication
    21%
  • DEAF
    21%
  • Unique
    21%
  • Used to be DEAF but now it's audism at it's finest
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
81%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses
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I love how Deaf Culture is such an integral part of the campus life. I am able to express myself very openly, and almost everyone is extremely accepting and compassionate towards one another. My only complaints would be in regards to the cost of attending this university full time, and some issues regarding living on campus. Other than that, if you apply yourself and try your best, you will more than likely thrive at this school!
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What I love about Gallaudet University is that it is unique. Gallaudet is the only university for the Deaf in the world. Gallaudet's primary goal is equal access for their students. Most of the professors, faculty, and staff use American Sign Language to communicate with Deaf students. I am Deaf and my primary language is American Sign Language. Gallaudet is one of very few places where I am free to use my language without any language barriers. However, there are some areas I would like to see Gallaudet improve on. One issue we have been struggling with is safety for female students. Often, female students have experienced being assaulted sexually. We have anti-bystander training once per semester. Another issue we have on our campus is the campus is dominated by Greeks. Ninety percent of Professors, Faculty and Staff are greeks. Favoritism occurs in classroom. We do have a few more issues but nothing we cannot handle. It is a privilege to be a student at Gallaudet University.
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!