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.
An inclusive environment for deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students. Gallaudet will do what works for you. Your Way.
* Program deadlines may vary. Go to the Requirements by Program pages to find out what the deadline is for your program.
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Wherever you are in your journey, we’ll help you take the next step. We’ll connect you with an admissions counselor, arrange a campus tour, and answer any questions you may have.
Get the education you deserve, without sacrificing the collegiate experience. We have 40 undergraduate majors and minors across 11 disciplines.
Whether you are a new, emerging, or fluent signer, you’ll receive a full and comprehensive academic experience without any communication barriers.
Gallaudet has students from 40 countries, who each bring their unique perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences to our community.
Advance your career, starting here, starting now. We have more than 25 graduate degree programs, in addition to certificate programs and non-credit courses.
Virtual Gallaudet courses offer you the best of both worlds: Unmatched flexibility and an exceptional education from the leader in bilingual education.
Increase your skill-set and build out your resume with certificate programs that are accessible and can be tailored to your needs.
We also welcome applicants as visiting, non-degree special, exchange, or online special students. Learn more about applying as a non-degree student here.
Enjoy a full college experience that includes much more than classes. There’s always something happening on or off campus—nationally and internationally recognized speakers and performers, movie nights, multicultural celebrations, and group activities planned in the residence halls.
Jumpstart: ASL Program is a free, four-week (and ongoing) immersion program for incoming deaf and hard of hearing undergraduates who are new to ASL and Deaf culture. Gallaudet meets you where you are on your bilingual journey and supports you all the way.
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.
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.
What moves you? There’s always a way to get involved in athletics and recreation at Gallaudet University. Whether you are a student-athlete or a fitness fanatic, you’ll thrive in our environment on and off the field, around our state-of-the-art gyms, fitness rooms, locker rooms, and pool.
The essential need to create, innovate, and compete is the heartbeat of a liberal arts education. Our university is rich in history and inspiration and supports movers and shakers, such as playwrights, dancers, artists, actors, entrepreneurs, debaters, and others including you, to bring the future of the arts to Gallaudet and beyond.
We are a one of a kind learning environment, where courses are accessible through American Sign Language (ASL), Communication Access Real-Time Translation (CART), and interpreters. With over 40 undergraduate majors and minors and more than 25 graduate degree programs, there is a place for you here.
Interact with deaf peers and deaf professors with 24/7 access. The freedom to communicate easily with everyone around you - without barriers - will change your life.
Experience the bilingual advantage, excitement, and opportunities of living in Washington, D.C.
From accommodations and career advice to emotional support, Gallaudet has the resources you need to succeed.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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