Gallaudet University

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800 Florida Avenue NE

Washington, DC 20002

Phone: (202) 651-5000
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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#22 Overall Score: 60 out of 100. Regional Universities (North)

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Gallaudet University is a private institution that was founded in 1864. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,117, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 99 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Gallaudet University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 22. Its tuition and fees are $13,800 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Gallaudet University, federally chartered in 1864, is a bilingual, diverse, multicultural institution of higher education that ensures the intellectual and professional advancement of deaf and hard of hearing individuals through American Sign Language and English. Gallaudet maintains a proud tradition of research and scholarly activity and prepares its graduates for career opportunities in a highly competitive, technological, and rapidly changing world.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1864
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment $159,505,519


When applying to Gallaudet University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 19. The application fee at Gallaudet University is $50. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 61.5 percent.

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Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 61.5%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 19

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Gallaudet University is 8:1, and the school has 85.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Gallaudet University include: Psychology; Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Visual and Performing Arts; and Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 73.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 8:1
4-year graduation rate 7%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Psychology 13%
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 12%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 10%
Visual and Performing Arts 10%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 9%

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Student Life

Gallaudet University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,117, with a gender distribution of 46.4 percent male students and 53.6 percent female students. At this school, 76 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 77 percent of students live off campus. Gallaudet University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,580
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Gallaudet University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Gallaudet University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Gallaudet University, 18 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Gallaudet University.

Students who have cars on campus 18%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Gallaudet University, 75.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $17,952.

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Tuition and fees $13,800 (2013-14)
Room and board $11,580 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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