Tuition & Fees

$17,038

$17,038

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
14%
500-599
29%
400-499
26%
300-399
31%
600-699
9%
500-599
40%
400-499
20%
300-399
31%
30-36
1%
24-29
5%
18-23
17%
12-17
64%
6-11
13%
24-29
8%
18-23
23%
12-17
69%
30-36
1%
24-29
8%
18-23
29%
12-17
62%
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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

1

teacher

7

students

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Selective

58%

acceptance rate

Accepted 345
Declined + 243
Total Received 588
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Private (nonprofit)

1,129

undergraduate students

449

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Communication Studies
  2. Social Work
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 5240
ACT 0662

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Location

School Facts

Gallaudet University, founded in 1864, is a private, liberal arts university for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Programs are offered through the College of Liberal Arts, Sciences, and Technologies and the Graduate School and Professional Programs. Its 99-acre campus is located in northeast Washington, DC.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,578
Established in 1864
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Washington, DC

99-acre, urban campus in Washington, DC (population: 693,972). Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation to subway and Union Station. Public transportation serves campus.

Gallaudet University
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
86%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
98%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
14%
500-599
29%
400-499
26%
300-399
31%
600-699
9%
500-599
40%
400-499
20%
300-399
31%
30-36
1%
24-29
5%
18-23
17%
12-17
64%
6-11
13%
24-29
8%
18-23
23%
12-17
69%
30-36
1%
24-29
8%
18-23
29%
12-17
62%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

58%

acceptance rate

Accepted 345
Declined + 243
Total Received 588

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

YoungHae Park
Director of Admissions
P: 800 995-0550
F: 202 651-5744
admissions.office@gallaudet.edu

Financial Aid

75%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$23,059

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $16,512
Room $7,600
Board $6,500
Additional fees $526
Books & supplies $1,600
Total $32,738
Average Financial Aid - $23,059
Total with Avg. Aid $9,679

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,067,217
State $10,122,034
Institutional $6,493,047
Other external $178,304
Total $19,860,602

Non-need-based

Federal
State $345,263
Institutional $241,481
Other external $7,650
Total $594,394
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 995-0990
F: 202 651-5740
financial.aid@gallaudet.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Shondra Dickson
Associate Director
shondra.dickson@gallaudet.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
soccer
softball
swimming
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

Cheerleading

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Football, Softball, Table Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Michael Weinstock (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Anna Hall (women's)
Athletics Operations Specialist/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Eastern Collegiate Football Conference, Capital Athletic Conference
Mascot
Bison
School colors
buff and blue

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
American Sign Language
Art/Media Design
Audiology
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Clinical Psychology
Communication Studies
Criminology
Critical Studies in the Education of Deaf Learners
Deaf Education
Deaf Studies
Education
Educational Neuroscience
English
Family/Child Studies
Government
Hearing/Speech/Language Sciences
History
Information Technology
International Development
International Studies
Interpretation
Linguistics
Mathematics
Mental Health/Counseling
Philosophy
Physical Education/Recreation
Psychology
Public Administration
Risk Management/Insurance
School Counseling
Sign Language Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Speech-Language Pathology
Studio Art
Theatre Arts/Production/Performance
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Communication Studies
  2. Social Work
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

1,578

total students

3%

in-state

97%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

72%

1,129
students

Female
56%
637

Male
44%
492

28%

449
students

Female
72%
325

Male
28%
124

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

1,074
students

Female
57%
604

Male
43%
470

5%

55
students

Female
60%
33

Male
40%
22

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Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
16%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
50%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

57%

Transfer applicants accepted

71%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

24

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 24
Countries most often represented Botswana
Canada
China
Nigeria
Saudi Arabia
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Tami Santimyer
International Students Admissions Counselor
202 651-2355
tami.santimyer@gallaudet.edu

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