A world-class institute of changemakers in the deaf and signing community.
Since 1864, we have been investing in and creating resources for deaf and hard of hearing children, their families, and the professionals who work with them.
Over 50 degree programs, with online and continuing education for personal and professional development.
Innovating solutions to break down barriers, and using science to prove what does and doesn’t work.
We make it easy for you to apply and enter here.
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Make lasting memories and grow in ways you never thought possible.
Chapel HallBuilt in 1870, Chapel Hall was once the main hub of the university, serving as a chapel, auditorium, exhibit center, and dining hall. This picturesque High Victorian Gothic building is on the National Park Service National Register of Historic Places. See more pictures.
College HallCompleted in 1877, College Hall was the main academic building and dormitory for male students. This is now the main administration building.
Edward Miner Gallaudet ResidenceAlso known as House one, this 35-room Victorian Gothic mansion was built in 1869 for the university's first president, Edward Miner Gallaudet. Learn more about House One.
Peikoff Alumni HouseWhen this gymnasium, affectionately known as "'Ole Jim," was built in 1881, it was considered one of the finest in the nation and boasted what is possibly the first indoor swimming pool in the country.Learn more about 'Ole Jim'
Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Alice Cogswell statueOne of the early works of renowned sculptor Daniel Chester French, this statue depicting the special bond between teacher and student that revolutionized deaf education around the world, was a gift from the National Association of the Deaf in 1889.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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