Gallaudet University

800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, United States
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Overview of Gallaudet University

About this school

Gallaudet University, founded in 1864, is a private, liberal arts university for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. It is a private multipurpose educational institution and resource center with a full range of academic research and public services. Programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences and the Schools of Communication, Education and Human Services, and Management. The university extends its activities to a worldwide audience through a network of regional centers, international agreements and public service and advocacy efforts. The best-known names in the field, top researchers and the world's most complete collection of materials relating to hearing loss, deaf culture and deaf people are all at Gallaudet. Its 93-acre campus is located in northeast Washington, DC.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,121
    • Men:541 (48.3%)
    • Women:580 (51.7%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Gallaudet University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is not required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
2
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
Recommended
Not reported
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Considered if submitted
Not reported
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for placement ACT: Used for placement

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
800 Florida Avenue, NE
City, State, Zip
Washington, DC  20002-3625
Phone
(202) 651-5750
Fax
(202) 651-5774
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
Audiogram required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
66% of 511 applicants were admitted
Women
64% of 279 applicants were admitted
Men
70% of 228 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.15
375 And Above
16%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
23%
2.00 - 2.49
9%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
14-20 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
1%
• Score 24 - 29
13%
• Score 18 - 23
24%
• Score 12 - 17
62%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $16,558 (44.52511562869743%)
  • Room & Board: - $13,530 (36.38270409809616%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,600 (4.302463160159191%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $5,500 (14.78971711304722%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Gallaudet University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001443
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
191 (89.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
174 (91.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
174 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
44 (25.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$23,629
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 174 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,197
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 61 (35.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,012
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 37 (21.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
16 (7.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,750

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
985 (87.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
918 (93.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
903 (98.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
174 (19.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
75%
Average Award
$21,472
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 899 (99.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,580
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 419 (46.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,146
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 137 (15.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
40 (3.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,812

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
61%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$15,767
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Members of Minorities

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


181

Part-Time Faculty


88

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


48%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 26% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 69% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 5% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 36% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 55% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 9% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not reported

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
745,016

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
400
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Gallaudet University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


80.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


19.7%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


36.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


43.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (22)


  • Accounting
  • American Government and Politics (United States)
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Education, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Psychology, General
  • Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Foreign languages and literature, Communication/journalism

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Social Work, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration

Master's Programs of Study (17)


  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Elementary Education
  • International and Comparative Education
  • Linguistics
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Neuroscience
  • Public Administration
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Translation and Interpretation

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


632,323

Nearest Metropolitan Area


99 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
26.8 average low in January, 84.7 average high in September
Rain
118 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
2 mile(s) from campus in Washington, D.C.
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Washington, D.C.
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Washington, D.C.

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


82% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


18%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Bison
School Colors
Buff and blue

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Gallaudet University offers drama theatre, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student body government, the buff and blue, rainbow society, green grow

Sororities


6% of women participate

Fraternities


11% of men participate

ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,082

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,121
Women
580
Men
541

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 3.9% Asian
  • 16.7% Black/African-American
  • 10.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.6% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 57.0% White
  • 6.5% Unknown

International Students


7.3% from 21 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


445

Student Resources

Study resources