Gallaudet University

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School Overview

Gallaudet University is a higher education institution for the deaf located in Washington D.C. It was founded in 1864 by federal charter and was the first school in the world to provide higher education and advanced studies for the hard of hearing and deaf. However, the school’s graduate program also accepts a small number of hearing students each year. Gallaudet University was named after Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, a renowned pioneer in Deaf education and learning.

General Information

Admission Office

800 Florida Avenue, NE

Washington, DC 20002

(202) 651-5750

(800) 995-0550

Fax: (202) 651-5774

Contact: Charity Reedy-Hines

Director of Admissions
Main Address

800 Florida Avenue, NE

Washington, DC 20002

(202) 651-5000

Total undergrads: 986

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 181

Degree-seeking undergrads: 964

Graduate enrollment: 403


Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 64%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Arts – General B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Entrepreneurial Studies B
Management Information Systems B

Communications & Journalism

Broadcast Journalism B
Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Sciences/Systems B


Art Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Education – General B
Education of Deaf/Hearing Impaired B
Education of Multiple Handicapped B
Elementary Education B
Family/Consumer Sciences – Education B
Physical Education B
Secondary Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
English Literature (British) B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management B
Family/Consumer Sciences – General B
Foods/Nutrition Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

American Sign Language (ASL) B
French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Recreational Therapy B


History – General B


Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Social Sciences

Criminology B
Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Gallaudet University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (202) 651-5000
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 800 Florida Ave, NE, Washington, DC 20002-3695
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 1,485
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 53%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 6 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,182 (80% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $17,038
Out-of-state Tuition: $17,038
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 95%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $22,464

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Gallaudet University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Gallaudet University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 111
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 11
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 31
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Education 5243
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 432
Health Professions and Related Programs 31
History 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 2
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 1
Psychology 1121
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 11
Social Sciences 21
Visual and Performing Arts 2
Grand total 729168

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Gallaudet University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $17,038
Out-of-state $17,038
Books and supplies $1,600

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $18,706
Out-of-state $18,706

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 191 95%
Grant or scholarship aid 191 95% $22,464
Student loan aid 86 43% $5,268

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 928 82% $23,889
Federal student loans 466 41% $6,698

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Gallaudet University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Gallaudet University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 477 209 268
Percent admitted 100% 60% 62%
Percent admitted who enrolled 38% 40% 37%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Gallaudet University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 1,485
Undergraduate enrollment 1,075
Graduate enrollment 410

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Gallaudet University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
    • Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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