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Gallaudet University Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Gallaudet University

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
63%
Admission Difficulty for Gallaudet University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow
How hard is it to get into Gallaudet University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Gallaudet University is 63%.  It ranks #6 in District Of Columbia for lowest rate of acceptance. Gallaudet University is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 258 out of 412 applicants were admitted.

The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 90 percent (SAT 790/1040 ACT 14/18). Gallaudet University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.3. Of those applicants who were admitted, 59% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Gallaudet University is a prized outcome for many students.

The Gallaudet University application fee is $50 and applications are due by Jan 15.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Gallaudet University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

Gallaudet University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
790-1040
Applicants Submitting SAT
21%
SAT Scores for Gallaudet University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 385
SAT Math 25th 405
SAT Composite 25th 790
SAT Scores for Gallaudet University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 510
SAT Math 75th 530
SAT Composite 75th 1040
Average SAT Score 920

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Gallaudet University typically prefers 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 660. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 920 out of 1600. Gallaudet University 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 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Gallaudet University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1040 and Above Good >74%
915 to 1040 Avg + 63%-74%
790 to 915 Avg - 50%-63%
665 to 790 Reach 37%-50%
Less than 665 Low <37%
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Gallaudet University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
14-18 
Applicants Submitting ACT
82%
ACT Scores for Gallaudet University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 11
ACT Math 25th 15
ACT Composite 25th 14
ACT Scores for Gallaudet University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 16
ACT Math 75th 17
ACT Composite 75th 18
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 18 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 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Gallaudet University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
18 and Above Good >74%
16 to 18 Avg + 63%-74%
14 to 16 Avg - 50%-63%
12 to 14 Reach 37%-50%
Less than 12 Low <37%
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Gallaudet University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.3
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Gallaudet University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Gallaudet University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Gallaudet University was 3.3 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 63% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Gallaudet University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
4.0 4.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 13.0% Good
3.50 to 3.74 22.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 24.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 12.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 16.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 6.0% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 3.0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

Gallaudet University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 167 245 412
Accepted 154 104 258
Acceptance Rate 92% 42% 63%
Enrolled 83 69 152
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 54% 66% 59%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Gallaudet University is $50.

Application Requirements

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

Gallaudet University Application 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?

63% 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 790 and 1040. 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 18. 82% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.