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Life at Gallaudet

Find Your Place at Gallaudet University

Gallaudet is where you will make lasting memories and grow in ways you never thought possible. Gallaudet University is the place to enrich your college experience and lead you to your future career.

All students are welcome here. Expand your horizons on and off-campus, in the nation’s capital! Nestled in the vibrant, bustling city, new experiences are always right around the corner.

Life at Gallaudet

Find Your Place at Gallaudet University

Gallaudet is where you will make lasting memories and grow in ways you never thought possible. Gallaudet University is the place to enrich your college experience and lead you to your future career.

All students are welcome here. Expand your horizons on and off-campus, in the nation’s capital! Nestled in the vibrant, bustling city, new experiences are always right around the corner.

Move others. Move Yourself. Shape Society.

Whether you are a new, emerging, or fluent signer, you’ll receive a full and comprehensive academic experience without any communication compromises, bolstered by our 8:1 Student-Faculty Ratio. 

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8:1

Student-faculty ratio

Develop your sign language skills with

1/3

of our students come from mainstream high school programs.

1/3

of our students come from high schools for the deaf.

1/3

of our students are transfers from other colleges and universities.

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Why Gallaudet

A full college experience includes much more than classes. There’s always something happening on campus—international and national speakers and performers, movie nights, multicultural celebrations, and group activities planned in the residence halls.
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Student Support

We provide you with opportunities to become connected, feel included, and inspired on day one—making acclimation and social connection easier. Connect with motivated students from across the United States and more than 40 countries.
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New and Emerging Signers

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
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Life in Washington, D.C

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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Life at Gallaudet

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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Athletics

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 bilingual environment on and off the field, around our state-of-the-art gyms, fitness rooms, locker rooms, and pool.
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Art, Culture, and Competitions

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.
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Entrepreneurship

Do you always flock to the next best idea? Meet other students with entrepreneurial mindsets on campus and attend workshops, events, and courses that foster your creative thinking and professional skill set. Got a business idea to pitch us? Bring it on!
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The Gallaudet Community

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Franklin Jones

I love meeting and interacting with different people at Gallaudet.
Chukwudi Kalu

Chukwudi Kalu, '19

My most memorable times here at Gallaudet have been the deeply engaging discussions with my friends and roommates.
Sheilyn de la Cruz

Sheilyn de la Cruz, '19

I’ll miss the interactions and networking with my peers, the full [communication] access inside and outside the classroom.
Chaminda Hewapathirana

Chaminda Hewapathirana, '15

Gallaudet is such a beautiful and friendly community.
Karina M. Mitchell

Karina M. Mitchell, '19

My experience here, from joining clubs to gaining employment, has been enriching.
Jamal Garner

Jamal Garner

I chose Gallaudet because of its communication access and educational programs.

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Admissions Requirements

Hearing Undergraduate

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Spring 2021 – Dec 12
Fall 2021 – May 15

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