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  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 1,082 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Gallaudet acceptance rate is 66%. Popular majors include Communications, Sign Language, and Minority and Group Studies. Graduating 43% of students, Gallaudet alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $22,700.
About Gallaudet University...
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

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
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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
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  • 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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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.
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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.
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!