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Gallaudet University Admission Requirements

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 59% acceptance rate ranking it #6 in District Of Columbia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 344 out of 583 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 81 percent. Gallaudet University typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 72% 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 420
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 880
SAT Scores for Gallaudet University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1170
Average SAT Score 1030

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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 81 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 880 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 730. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1030 out of 1600. The school ranks #5 in District Of Columbia for highest average SAT composite score. 14 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Gallaudet University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1170 and Above Good >71%
1025 to 1170 Avg + 59%-71%
880 to 1025 Avg - 46%-59%
735 to 880 Reach 33%-46%
Less than 735 Low <33%
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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 15
ACT Math 25th 12
ACT Composite 25th 15
ACT Scores for Gallaudet University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 19
ACT Math 75th 17
ACT Composite 75th 19
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 13 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 17 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 91 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
19 and Above Good >71%
17 to 19 Avg + 59%-71%
15 to 17 Avg - 46%-59%
13 to 15 Reach 33%-46%
Less than 13 Low <33%
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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 59% of students who apply.

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Admission Statistics

Gallaudet University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 327 256 583
Accepted 199 145 344
Acceptance Rate 61% 57% 59%
Enrolled 148 99 247
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 74% 68% 72%

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.