Gallaudet University Admission Requirements

Washington, District Of Columbia

Chances of getting into Gallaudet University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Gallaudet University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Gallaudet University and can I get accepted? The school has a 57% acceptance rate ranking it #6 in District Of Columbia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 283 out of 496 applicants were admitted making Gallaudet University a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 86 percent. Gallaudet University typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 71% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Gallaudet University is a prized outcome for many students.

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Gallaudet University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Gallaudet University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 390
SAT Math 25th 400
SAT Composite 25th 790
SAT Scores for Gallaudet University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 550
SAT Math 75th 530
SAT Composite 75th 1080
Average SAT Score 940

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Gallaudet University?

Gallaudet University typically requires applicants to be in the top 92 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 790 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 640. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 940 out of 1600. The school ranks #5 in District Of Columbia for highest average SAT composite score. 21 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Gallaudet University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1080 and Above Good >69%
935 to 1080 Avg + 57%-69%
790 to 935 Avg - 44%-57%
645 to 790 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 645 Low <31%
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Gallaudet University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Gallaudet University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 12
ACT Math 25th 15
ACT Composite 25th 15
ACT Scores for Gallaudet University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 18
ACT Math 75th 20
ACT Composite 75th 20
Average ACT Score 17

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Gallaudet University?

Admission data indicates that Gallaudet University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 15 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 81 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 12 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 18 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 20 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #5 in District Of Columbia for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 82 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Gallaudet University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Gallaudet University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
20 and Above Good >71%
17 to 20 Avg + 57%-71%
15 to 17 Avg - 46%-57%
13 to 15 Reach 36%-46%
Less than 13 Low <36%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

You can get into Gallaudet University with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Gallaudet University was 2.89 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #6 in District Of Columbia for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Gallaudet University accepts 57% of students who apply.

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Admission Statistics

Gallaudet University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 274 222 496
Accepted 153 130 283
Acceptance Rate 56% 59% 57%
Enrolled 101 100 201
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 66% 77% 71%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Gallaudet University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Gallaudet University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Gallaudet University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=131450 IPEDS survey data for Gallaudet University.

Frequently Asked Questions

21% of students submit their SAT scores to Gallaudet University. 82% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

57% of those who apply are granted admission to Gallaudet University. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 790 and 1080. 21% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 15 and 20. 82% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.