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Gallaudet University

Washington, District Of Columbia

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Gallaudet University overview
Location Washington, District Of Columbia
Online gallaudet.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Gallaudet University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Gallaudet University, located in Washington, D.C., is a premier institution of learning for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Established in 1864, Gallaudet is a federally chartered university that emphasizes the use of American Sign Language alongside English in its education programs. The university offers a distinctive campus experience on its 99-acre grounds near the nation's capital, with a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, notably in education, psychology, and deaf studies. The university is selective in its admissions process, seeking students committed to its bilingual mission. On-campus housing is available for students, providing an immersive environment tailored to the needs of its community. Gallaudet is also recognized for its contributions to research and scholarship in fields related to deafness and communication disorders. Not widely known for its athletic programs, the university nevertheless harbors a roster of sports teams known as the Bison, competing in the Division III level of the NCAA.

In the most recent statistical year 380 prospective students applied, and 225 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 161 enrolled in the school.  1,109 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 213 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $16,512 plus fees of $1,200. Gallaudet University is ranked 572 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Gallaudet University is rated within the top 49% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards

Extremely Easy
Gallaudet University overview
SAT 752/1089
ACT 14/20
GPA 3.3

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Gallaudet University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,600
Other Fees$1,200
Room and Board $14,800
Budget for Other Expenses$5,600
Total One Year Cost$39,712

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$31,700 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

41% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Gallaudet University students
Subject Percent of Class
Communication 13%
Business 10%
Foreign Languages 9%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 8%
Social Sciences 8%

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