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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
    B+
  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 1,066 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Gallaudet acceptance rate is 57%. Popular majors include Sign Language, Communications, and Psychology. Graduating 47% of students, Gallaudet alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $21,900.
800 Florida Ave, NE
Washington, DC 20002
About Gallaudet...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Eastern Collegiate Football Conference

Gallaudet University Rankings

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

Gallaudet Admissions

Acceptance Rate
57%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
790-1080
ACT Range
15-20
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$14,718/ 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
$22,470/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Academics

Professors
B+
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
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

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    25%
  • On Campus
    73%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,066Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
72
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
66%
Varsity Athletes
20%
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
99%
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
47%
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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Gallaudet University has been a vital part of my education. Coming from a mainstream environment and not having ASL knowledge, I was a good student but lacked confidence and social skills. Through my time at Gallaudet, I have learned ASL and steadily gained more confidence and even more learning about elementary and secondary topics I missed out on.

Some problems I have had, however, have been related to expectations. I have often felt that expectations for us are much lower than those for students at other universities. Just because we are Deaf, we must achieve less? I feel that we need to be pushed more and held to higher standards. At Gallaudet, we often have to find our own enrichment and our own challenges.
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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.
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.