Gallaudet University

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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

[email protected]

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

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