Gallaudet University

What you do here changes the world

Ensuring Safety.
Enhancing Student Experience.
Delivering Academic Excellence.

Making Gallaudet a place
of Belonging and Equity

Learn American Sign Language (ASL) For Free

Challenge & Immerse YourselF

Gallaudet is the only university in the world where students live and learn in American Sign Language (ASL) and English.

Here being deaf is not something to overcome, but the place to embrace oneself, build connections within and beyond the signing and deaf community. At Gallaudet our students find affirmative and positive acceptance of who they are and all they have to offer our world.
The freedom to communicate easily with everyone around you without barriers will change your life. Learn more about the Bilingual Advantage.

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You Belong

No matter where you come from, your background, race, ethnicity, how you communicate – when you join our multicultural community, you will find a sense of belonging. See why our students and alumni often use this word to define Gallaudet University: HOME.

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Gallaudet graduates are either employed or furthering their education.

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Of undergraduate students received some type of financial aid.

99 %
Tuition and fees are 38% less than the national average for public out-of-state tuition.
99 %
Of new undergraduate students are New Signers.

Your Journey Starts Here!

Prepare for education at a bilingual university

You will graduate with so much more than a degree. At Gallaudet, you are welcomed to a place you can forever call home. Embrace a rich culture, develop a strong sense of self and identity, and further your professional career.


See Life at Gallaudet here.

Get your bachelor’s degree here.

At Gallaudet, you will make lasting memories and grow in ways you never thought possible. With more than 1,000 deaf and hard of hearing undergraduate students, Gallaudet University is the place to enrich your college experience and lead you to your future career.

The Gallaudet Community

Mellissa “Marlee” Brambila

Mellissa “Marlee” Brambila, '22

All the obstacles I faced vanished when I got to Gallaudet.
David King

David King, '17

Upon my arrival at Gallaudet University, I knew that I would face multiple experiences, situations, and points of view that would contribute to my learning and growth in life.
Jimel Brightly Wright

Jimel Brightly Wright, '17

Gallaudet has allowed me to set goals, accomplish them and set bigger goals.
Chaminda Hewapathirana

Chaminda Hewapathirana, '15

Gallaudet is such a beautiful and friendly community.
Natalie Delgado

Natalie Delgado, '13

Gallaudet gave me freedom in an environment where communication flows freely and easily.
Tiasha Bera

Tiasha Bera, '14

Gallaudet University has enabled me to flourish.
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Lifelong learning and career support

Get the degree you want.

Gallaudet has more than 50 Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degree programs. No matter where you are in your higher education journey, we will help you find your best fit and accomplish your dreams.

Featured News

Announcements
February 25, 2021

Gallaudet University is the new home of a COVID-19 mobile laboratory

Gallaudet University is the new home of a COVID-19 mobile laboratory. This lab will serve several local universities and the Baltimore City public school system.
Academics
February 12, 2021

State of the University Address

Gallaudet University President Roberta J. Cordano gave her fifth annual, and first virtual, State of the University address on Wednesday, February 11 via YouTube and Facebook Live. The central theme of her 24-minute multimedia-enhances presentation was “We Can”.
Announcements
February 12, 2021

Authority Magazine Interviews President Cordano

Why We Should Teach Everyone Sign Language from Birth
Announcements
February 12, 2021

Black History Month

Announcements
February 12, 2021

Democracy in Color

Announcements
February 12, 2021

Democracy in Color: A Multicultural, Multi-perspectival Conversation on the Insurrection of 1/6

Announcements
January 14, 2021

Holiday Calendar Change

Announcements
January 14, 2021

Annual inclement weather message

The addition of December 24 to winter break is to recognize and give thanks and appreciation to everyone
Announcements
January 14, 2021

Spring 2021 updates, Gallaudet shuttle service, and more

The Office of Residence Life and Housing has processed all applications for Spring 2021 on-campus housing
Alumni
January 14, 2021

Two alumnae named to American Academy of Audiology Board of Directors

Two Gallaudet University alumnae have been named to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Audiology
Announcements
January 14, 2021

Know your Terminology: On-campus Pilot Testing Program

Ongoing activities that help monitor for a community- or population-level outbreak of COVID-19
Academics
January 14, 2021

Dr. Caroline Kopek Pezzarossi to lead institutional effectiveness

Dr. Caroline Kobek Pezzarossi, G-’07 & PhD-’08, Professor in the Department of Psychology

Explore Gallaudet

Undergraduate Students

Get the education you deserve, without sacrificing the collegiate experience. We have 40 undergraduate majors and minors across 11 disciplines.
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Graduate
Students

Advance your career, starting here, starting now. We have more than 25 graduate degree programs, in addition to certificate programs and non-credit courses.
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International
Students

Gallaudet has students from 40 countries, who each bring their unique perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences to our community.
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Life in
Washington DC

A world of opportunities and an unforgettable college experience lies in one of the most vibrant, bustling cities in the United States.
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Clubs and
Organizations

There’s always something fun to do at Gallaudet. Meet peers with the same interests as you, boost your networking skills, and make lifelong friends.
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Athletics

What Moves You? It doesn't matter where you come from or how you stay active. There's a way to get involved in athletics and recreation at Gallaudet University.
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Tuition and
Financial Aid

Everyone deserves an affordable education. Find out what our Financial Aid team can do for you.
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Bilingual
Organizations

With a bilingual American Sign Language and English environment, you will have access to everything and everyone at Gallaudet—including our extensive national and international connections for research, internships and careers.
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Research
and Innovation

Be a part of the groundbreaking research and innovation happening on campus and its impact around the world.
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Admissions Requirements

Hearing Undergraduate

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Spring 2021 – Dec 12
Fall 2021 – May 15

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