Gallaudet University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Gallaudet University

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Gallaudet University Admissions Overview:

Admissions at Gallaudet University are fairly open, as the school has an acceptance rate of 66%. To apply, students will need to send in an application form, high school transcripts, and SAT or ACT scores. Be sure to visit the school's website for updated deadlines and admissions requirements.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Gallaudent University Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Gallaudet University Description:

Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private university for the deaf and hard of hearing located in Washington, D.C. (see more D.C. colleges). Founded in 1864, it was the first institution of its kind in the world. The 99-acre urban campus is listed on a number of local and national registries for historic places, including designation as a Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. Gallaudet has small class sizes and a student faculty ratio of 6 to 1, allowing students to interact closely with their professors. The university offers 29 undergraduate and more than 20 graduate degree programs, all of which are designed to accommodate the needs of the deaf and hard of hearing. These include popular programs such as communication studies, interpretation and audiology. Beyond the classroom, students at Gallaudet are active in more than 30 clubs and organizations. The Gallaudet Bisons compete in the NCAA Division III North Eastern Athletic Conference. 

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,566 (1,121 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 48% Male / 52% Female
  • 97% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $16,078
  • Books: $1,600 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,040
  • Other Expenses: $5,500
  • Total Cost: $36,218

Gallaudet University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 96%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 95%
    • Loans: 43%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $21,691
    • Loans: $5,446

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: American Sign Language, Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Deaf Studies, Education, Family and Child Studies, Government, Physical Education, Psychology

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 80%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 26%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 20%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 43%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Football, Track and Field, Cross Country, Baseball, Swimming and Diving
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Volleyball, Swimming and Diving, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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