Gallaudet University Overview
Located in Washington, District of Columbia, Gallaudet University is a private not-for-profit institution. The city atmosphere of Washington makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.
What Is Gallaudet University Known For?
- Gallaudet has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 6 to 1.
- The highest award offered at Gallaudet is the doctor's degree.
- In 2019-2020, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
Gallaudet University Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Gallaudet.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Gallaudet has earned from around the web.
|#1||Best American Sign Language Schools||College Factual|
|#1||Best Sign Language Interpretation & Translation Graduate Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#1||Best American Sign Language (ASL) Schools||College Factual|
|#1||Best Value Graduate Degree Colleges for American Sign Language||College Factual|
|#6||Best Value Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics||College Factual|
|#12||Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduate Degree Schools||College Factual|
Where Is Gallaudet University?
Contact details for Gallaudet are given below.
|Address:||800 Florida Ave, Ne, Washington, DC 20002-3695|
How Do I Get Into Gallaudet?
You can apply to Gallaudet online at: https://www.gallaudet.edu/undergraduate-admissions/im-ready-to-apply
Admission Requirements for Gallaudet
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
|TOEFL||neither required nor recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Gallaudet?
Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 42%, and the acceptance rate for women is 92%.
Average Test Scores
About 23% of students accepted to Gallaudet submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 385 and 510. Math scores were between 405 and 530.
Can I Afford Gallaudet University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Gallaudet, approximately 33% of students took out student loans averaging $5,514 a year. That adds up to $22,056 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Gallaudet is 8.4%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Gallaudet University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 432 graduate students at the school.
Of the 905 full-time undergraduates at Gallaudet, 45% are male and 55% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Gallaudet University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||149|
|Hispanic or Latino||162|
District of Columbia students aren't the only ones who study at Gallaudet University. At this time, 40 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 38 countries are represented at Gallaudet. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, Canada, and China.
Online Learning at Gallaudet University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Gallaudet has changed over the last few years.
Online Affordability Rankings of Gallaudet
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Gallaudet University was $17,038 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how Gallaudet is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|American Sign Language||#7||#1|
|Foreign Languages & Linguistics||#25||#1|
|Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies||#34||#1|
|Mental & Social Health Services||#52||#19|
Online Growth Rankings of Gallaudet
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Gallaudet University was -9.4%. This is the #1,988 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Gallaudet regardless of major.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Gallaudet ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Gallaudet.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|American Sign Language||#13|
|Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies||#53|
|Foreign Languages & Linguistics||#120|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Gallaudet University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
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