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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?

200 Undergraduate Awards
$20,440 Avg Cost After Aid
59% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Gallaudet may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 7 to 1.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Gallaudet.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best American Sign Language Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value American Sign Language Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular American Sign Language Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Value Foreign Languages & Linguistics Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Value Romance Languages Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Most Popular Foreign Languages & Linguistics Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Gallaudet has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics College Factual
#1 Best Value Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics College Factual
#1 Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#1 Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#1 Highest Paid American Sign Language Graduates College Factual
#12 Highest Paid Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates College Factual

Where Is Gallaudet University?

Location of Gallaudet University

Contact details for Gallaudet are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 800 Florida Ave, Ne, Washington, DC 20002-3695
Phone: 202-651-5000
Website: www.gallaudet.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gallaudet-University/62082505853
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/gallaudetu

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

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?

59% Acceptance Rate
58% Of Accepted Are Women
14% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 59%, 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 42% of accepted students are men and 58% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 57%, and the acceptance rate for women is 61%.

Average Test Scores

About 14% 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 565. Math scores were between 425 and 545.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Gallaudet University  ( 380 to 565 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Gallaudet University  ( 425 to 545 )
200
800
Gallaudet received ACT scores from 91% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 15 and 19. Math scores were between 12 and 17. Composite scores were between 15 and 19.

ACT English Scores for Gallaudet University  ( 15 to 19 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Gallaudet University  ( 12 to 17 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Gallaudet University  ( 15 to 19 )
1
36

Can I Afford Gallaudet University?

$20,440 Net Price
53% Take Out Loans
8.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Gallaudet is $20,440. 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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Gallaudet, approximately 53% of students took out student loans averaging $5,441 a year. That adds up to $21,764 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Gallaudet is 8.7%. 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

1,005 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,075 undergraduate students at Gallaudet, with 1,005 being full-time and 70 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Gallaudet

There are also 410 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,005 full-time undergraduates at Gallaudet, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Gallaudet

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Gallaudet Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 51
Black or African American 173
Hispanic or Latino 150
White 472
International Students 48
Other Races/Ethnicities 111

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

52 Took All Classes Online
464 Took At Least One Class Online
13.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 4 master’s degree programs available online at Gallaudet. In 2017-2018, 464 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.

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This school is the 10th most popular in District of Columbia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Gallaudet

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Gallaudet University was 13.2%. This is the #1,145 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Gallaudet regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Gallaudet majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
American Sign Language 19%
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies 20%
Education 3%
Ethnic Studies 20%
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 14%
Special Education 5%

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 #2
Ethnic Studies #12
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies #14
Foreign Languages & Linguistics #18
Student Counseling #24
Mental & Social Health Services #26
General Psychology #64
Special Education #76
Teacher Education Subject Specific #86
Psychology #94
Education #296
Health Professions #391

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.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
American Sign Language 23 0 54 4 81
Business Administration & Management 23 0 18 0 41
Social Work 17 0 17 0 34
Communication Sciences 0 0 23 10 33
Special Education 0 10 12 0 22
Ethnic Studies 19 0 1 0 20
Health & Physical Education 18 0 0 0 18
General Psychology 13 0 3 0 16
Communication & Media Studies 13 0 0 0 13
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 5 0 7 12
General Visual & Performing Arts 11 0 0 0 11
General Education 7 0 0 0 7
General Biology 6 0 0 0 6
Computer Information Systems 6 0 0 0 6
International Studies 6 0 0 0 6
Economics 0 0 6 0 6
Political Science & Government 6 0 0 0 6
Accounting 5 0 0 0 5
Insurance 5 0 0 0 5
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 5 0 5
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 4 0 4
History 4 0 0 0 4
Mathematics 4 0 0 0 4
Drama & Theater Arts 4 0 0 0 4
General English Literature 3 0 0 0 3
Romance Languages 3 0 0 0 3
Student Counseling 0 0 2 0 2
Sociology 2 0 0 0 2
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 0 1 1
Philosophy 1 0 0 0 1
Chemistry 1 0 0 0 1
Journalism 0 0 0 0 0
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0 0
Multilingual Education 0 0 0 0 0
Other Education 0 0 0 0 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 0 0
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 0 0 0
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 15 145 22 382

References

*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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