Gallaudet University

Washington, DC

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.

Gallaudet University

Washington, DC

Tuition & Fees

$17,038

$17,038

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
8%
500-599
33%
400-499
35%
300-399
21%
600-699
10%
500-599
18%
400-499
43%
300-399
26%
200-299
3%
30-36
1%
24-29
5%
18-23
21%
12-17
53%
6-11
20%
24-29
10%
18-23
21%
12-17
69%
30-36
1%
24-29
10%
18-23
28%
12-17
61%
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

1

teacher

6

students

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Moderately Selective

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 292
Declined + 185
Total Received 477
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Private (nonprofit)

1,075

undergraduate students

410

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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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 1,485
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: 702,455). 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
85%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
97%
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

700-800
3%
600-699
8%
500-599
33%
400-499
35%
300-399
21%
600-699
10%
500-599
18%
400-499
43%
300-399
26%
200-299
3%
30-36
1%
24-29
5%
18-23
21%
12-17
53%
6-11
20%
24-29
10%
18-23
21%
12-17
69%
30-36
1%
24-29
10%
18-23
28%
12-17
61%

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

Moderately Selective

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 292
Declined + 185
Total Received 477

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

YoungHae Park
Director of Admissions
P: 800 995-0550
F: 202 650-5744
admissions.office@gallaudet.edu

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $16,512
Room $7,600
Board $6,500
Additional fees $526
Books & supplies $1,600
Total $32,738
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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
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

1,485

total students

4%

in-state

96%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

72%

1,075
students

Female
54%
584

Male
46%
491

28%

410
students

Female
72%
295

Male
28%
115

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

93%

1,005
students

Female
55%
545

Male
45%
460

7%

70
students

Female
56%
39

Male
44%
31

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
17%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Hispanic/Latino
47%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

56%

Transfer applicants accepted

72%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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