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.
Ready to take the next step toward a college education?
Make lasting memories and grow in ways you never thought possible.
Director, Real Estate Foundationand D.C. Government RelationsFred Weiner
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Being a good neighbor has been at the heart of Gallaudet University since Amos Kendall opened up his home to local orphaned deaf children in 1856. During the Civil War the campus housed federal troops and was used as a hospital for Union troops. In 1968, following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., U.S. troops from Pennsylvania bivouacked on campus.
Gallaudet University is located in the Northeast quadrant of Washington, D.C. within walking distance of the New York Ave/Florida Ave/Gallaudet Metro station and the developing NOMA area, H Street, and the Trinidad neighborhood. Being less than two miles from the Capitol, as well as being a neighbor to multiple changing and growing areas, Gallaudet is in the heart of government and community activity in the District of Columbia.
Gallaudet has a long positive history of involvement with the local community residents and organizations. We view our role as a good neighborhood citizen seriously. Many Gallaudet faculty, staff and students reside in the local area. Gallaudet supports local events and we are actively involved in planning and development initiatives such as the small area planning effort for the Capital City Market area and the development at H Street.
Impact on the Local Community
Gallaudet is one of the area's largest businesses with direct salaries and benefits totaling more than $103 million annually. The University has over 1,100 full-time employees, 367 of whom reside in the District. The University spent another $48 million directly on goods and services.
Since 1992, Gallaudet has constructed five buildings, including the new Sorenson Language and Communication Center and the Jordan Student Academic Center, and renovated 21 others.
During the 2006 fiscal year, Gallaudet spent $5.3 million on campus improvements such as the historic Peikoff Alumni House renovation, architectural planning for the James Lee Sorenson Language and Communication Center, and various deferred maintenance projects.
In 2003, the District of Columbia's Zoning Commission approved Gallaudet's Facilities Master Plan, the University's vision for campus development for 2002 to 2012.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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