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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
    A
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C-
Gallaudet is an above-average private university located in Washington, D.C. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,074 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Gallaudet acceptance rate is 59%. Popular majors include Communications, Sign Language, and Minority and Ethnic Studies. Graduating 53% of students, Gallaudet alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $21,900.
About Gallaudet University...
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
59%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
800-1110
ACT Range
15-19
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Test Prep

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Cost

Net Price
$15,270/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$20,948/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
80%

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

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,074Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
55
Undergrads Over 25
22%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
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  • Relaxed, easy going, and challenge
    81%
  • Involved
    19%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
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
$31,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
82%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses
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Gally allowed me to reach my potential by providing the tools, environment and assistance needed to thrive as a student. It is the only place in the world that provides for the deaf community. I am a dual sport(football, track and field) dual impaired college athlete and still be able to succeed in the classroom. The accommodations, food and campus life are very friendly and fun. My instructers are helpful and knowledgeable in the respective areas. I being dual impaired, was able to get the additional assistance needed to help me succeed. Currently at a 3.871 GPA in school looking to graduate next spring.
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From my experience at attending Gallaudet University. My first year attending! Gallaudet has not failed to impress me when attending to get an education that is accommodated well for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Gallaudet University is the only university in the world that is solely a Deaf University. The education I received during my first year has been nothing short yet of rigorous. I am attending to pursue my degree in Business Administration and I am thrilled to look forward to attending as a Sophomore this year for the Fall Semester.
Gallaudet University is amazing for the social aspect for many deaf and hard of hearing individuals. As well as sports, academics, and internship opportunities. Gallaudet University is the only deaf University in United States of America that is dedicated fully to deaf and hard of hearing individuals. I love the social space at Gallaudet because of how English and ASL are inclusive, allowing everyone to interact with each other anywhere on campus. In classrooms, I am able to understand all the professors without having to worry about misunderstanding them if I were using an interpreter.