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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?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$19,577 Avg Cost After Aid
62% Acceptance Rate
  • Gallaudet has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 6 to 1.
  • The student loan default rate at Gallaudet is 2%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The highest award offered at Gallaudet is the doctor's degree.
  • In <nil>, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

Where Is Gallaudet University?


Contact details for Gallaudet are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 800 Florida Ave, Ne, Washington, DC 20002-3695
Phone: 202-651-5000

How Do I Get Into Gallaudet?

You can apply to Gallaudet online at:

Admission Requirements for Gallaudet

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Required
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Gallaudet?

62% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
12% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 62%, Gallaudet does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 61%, and the acceptance rate for women is 62%.

Average Test Scores

About 12% 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 380 and 588. Math scores were between 385 and 570.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Gallaudet University  ( 380 to 588 )

SAT Math Scores for Gallaudet University  ( 385 to 570 )
Gallaudet received ACT scores from 38% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 11 and 17. Math scores were between 15 and 20. Composite scores were between 14 and 20.

ACT English Scores for Gallaudet University  ( 11 to 17 )
ACT Math Scores for Gallaudet University  ( 15 to 20 )
ACT Composite Scores for Gallaudet University  ( 14 to 20 )

Can I Afford Gallaudet University?

$19,577 Net Price
9% Take Out Loans
1.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Gallaudet is $19,577. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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 9% of students took out student loans averaging $6,558 a year. That adds up to $26,232 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Gallaudet is 1.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Gallaudet University Undergraduate Student Diversity

911 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,012 undergraduate students at Gallaudet, with 911 being full-time and 101 being part-time.


There are also 421 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 911 full-time undergraduates at Gallaudet, 46% are male and 54% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Gallaudet University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 50
Black or African American 143
Hispanic or Latino 195
White 385
International Students 53
Other Races/Ethnicities 85

Geographic Diversity

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

84 Took All Classes Online
643 Took At Least One Class Online
-9.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 643 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Gallaudet has changed over the last few years.


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.

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%.


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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