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May 14, 2021 | 2:00 p.m. ET LIVE

Gallaudet University Launches New Guides in Apple Maps

Summer 2021:
A Gradual Re-Opening

Gallaudet University

What you do here changes the world

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.

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

Academics
May 12, 2021

Gallaudet University Launches New Guides in Apple Maps; New Guides Connect the Deaf Community to the Global Signing Ecosystem

Gallaudet University, the world’s premier university for Deaf, hard of hearing, and Deafblind students, today announced that it is bringing new Guides to Apple Maps to help connect users to businesses and organizations that value, embrace and prioritize the Deaf community and signed languages. Apple launched Guides last fall with iOS 14 to provide users a curated list of interesting places to visit in a city, find popular attractions, discover restaurants, and explore new recommendations.
Academics
April 22, 2021

A Milestone in Intercollegiate Debate

On the anniversary of the ADA, the Gallaudet community applauded the announcement that the U.S. would sign on to the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities–and looked toward next steps.
Academics
April 21, 2021

First Ever Bilingual Intercollegiate Debate Exhibition

The newly-formed Gallaudet University debate team will hold its first-ever ASL-English intercollegiate debate tonight against George Washington University. The two teams will debate the proposition “Statehood for Washington, D.C. should be granted.”
Diversity & Inclusion
April 15, 2021

Meet the newly appointed Community Relations Manager

Chris “CJ” Johnson shares his professional journey and what led him back to Gallaudet.
Diversity & Inclusion
April 15, 2021

GU takes a stand against Anti-Asian Violence

Gallaudet’s President and Interim Chief Diversity Officer pen a letter of support to members of the Asian community denouncing acts of hate and violence.
Diversity & Inclusion
April 15, 2021

DEDI Strategic Action Plan Overview

Gallaudet’s Division of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion reveals a comprehensive, University-wide strategic action plan.
Diversity & Inclusion
April 15, 2021

#ICYMI: Good Morning America (#GMA) talks BASL and the Center For Black Deaf Studies

Kyra Phillips reports on the movement to preserve Black American Sign Language in the deaf community.
Diversity & Inclusion
April 15, 2021

#ICYMI: GU Alumnus signs at Super Bowl LV

Warren “Wawa” Snipe, a “trailblazing Gallaudet University graduate” gives an soul-stirring rendition of the Star Spangled Banner in ASL.
Diversity & Inclusion
April 15, 2021

Anti-Racism Plan Progress

The Division of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion has completed its second quarterly University-wide anti-racism action plan update, available on the DEDI page of Gallaudet’s website.
Diversity & Inclusion
April 15, 2021

Meet the Interim Chief Diversity Officer

Dr. Elizabeth “Liz” Moore is the new interim CDO and she has vision… and a plan.
Announcements
March 26, 2021

Vote for the official name for Kendall Division II Memorial

We are now one step closer to choosing the official name for the site that honors Louise B. Miller, her son, and the teachers and students of the Kendall School, Division II. The Board of Trustees have approved the final three choices and we are now turning back to YOU for your final vote!
Academics
March 23, 2021

Summer 2021

Gallaudet University is pleased to announce the newly re-designed Summer Sessions for 2021!

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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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