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Gallaudet University Admission Requirements

Washington, District Of Columbia

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Chances of getting into Gallaudet University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
61.2%
Admission Difficulty for Gallaudet University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Gallaudet University and can I get accepted? The school has a 61% acceptance rate ranking it #6 in District Of Columbia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 292 out of 477 applicants were admitted making Gallaudet University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 87 percent. Gallaudet University typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 63% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Gallaudet University is a prized outcome for many students.

Gallaudet University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
785-1045
Applicants Submitting SAT
21%
SAT Scores for Gallaudet University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 400
SAT Math 25th 385
SAT Composite 25th 785
SAT Scores for Gallaudet University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 535
SAT Math 75th 510
SAT Composite 75th 1045
Average SAT Score 920

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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 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 785 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 650. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 920 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Gallaudet University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1045 and Above Good >73%
915 to 1045 Avg + 61%-73%
785 to 915 Avg - 48%-61%
655 to 785 Reach 35%-48%
Less than 655 Low <35%
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Gallaudet University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
14-19 
Applicants Submitting ACT
82%
ACT Scores for Gallaudet University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 12
ACT Math 25th 15
ACT Composite 25th 14
ACT Scores for Gallaudet University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 18
ACT Math 75th 18
ACT Composite 75th 19
Average ACT Score 16

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 14 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 87 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 12 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 16 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 19 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Gallaudet University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
19 and Above Good >75%
16 to 19 Avg + 61%-75%
14 to 16 Avg - 51%-61%
12 to 14 Reach 40%-51%
Less than 12 Low <40%
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Gallaudet University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
2.89*
Typical High School Grades
B-

What GPA do you need to get into Gallaudet University?

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 61% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 2.89 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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Admission Statistics

Gallaudet University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 268 209 477
Accepted 166 126 292
Acceptance Rate 62% 60% 61%
Enrolled 100 83 183
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 60% 66% 63%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Gallaudet University and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does Gallaudet University prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into Gallaudet University?

61% 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.

What SAT score is required for Gallaudet University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 785 and 1045. 21% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Gallaudet University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 14 and 19. 82% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.