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.
Making an informed decision on which university to attend is no easy task. Research and self-reflection are typically the first steps in choosing the college that’s best for you. There are countless reasons to choose Gallaudet University, but we’ve outlined the top benefits so you can make the most informed decision possible.
We empower you with the knowledge and practical skills vital to achieving personal and professional success. Gallaudet's various undergraduate and graduate degree programs, internships, careers, and partnerships generate opportunities to further your career.
Our Alumni have rewarding careers with some of the most successful and influential companies globally. Many others start their own companies and push the boundaries of the professional working world within and beyond the Deaf community.
No matter where you come from, no matter what your background is, no matter how you communicate, when you join our community, you will find a sense of belonging.
Deciding where to go to college can be one of the most impactful decisions of your life. Making the right choice can be the difference between thriving in an accessible environment or settling for your education. Here you become connected, included, and inspired on day one—making acclimation and social connection easier.
Join new signers, international signers, native signers, small-town signers, big-city signers, and more, in our diverse signing community! One of Gallaudet University’s proudest achievements is the continued growth of our community, connecting with deaf, hard of hearing, and signing members all over the world.
Gallaudet gives you options that complement your education requirements and pace—with access to more than 4,000 members of the Gallaudet bilingual and multicultural community—around every corner you can find mentors, collaborators, and peers to work alongside.
The greater Washington, D.C. area is also home to a large, vibrant community of deaf and hard of hearing individuals- you’ll always have a connection nearby.
There is no other place like Gallaudet on the planet. Join an inclusive, supportive, and academically outstanding environment that teaches and transforms students unlike any other.
By attending Gallaudet, you immediately become part of an international university, dedicated to deaf and hard of hearing students, education, and research.
Everything (yes, everything!) is communicated visually in American Sign Language (ASL) and English so that you don’t miss a thing—and we offer plenty of support if ASL is not your first language. Our aim is simple, make enrollment and acclimation a convenient and enjoyable process.
It’s no secret the world has become a more connected place. Gallaudet has a rich history, and when society evolves, we adapt. We prepare students to work alongside and embrace a diverse, global group of peers.
The Gallaudet community hails from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. Our graduates leave prepared to become global changemakers in an ever-changing world. Becoming a Gallaudet University student means having access to an extensive worldwide alumni network. Gallaudet boasts more than 22,000 alumni—a lifetime of networking opportunities for you.
We’re here to help and support you.
Leading students through a complicated and intimidating world has its challenges. That’s why we value, honor, and admire our top-notch academics and professors who are among the most qualified in their respective fields.
Making informed decisions, conducting self-reflection, and doing the research will help you choose the college that’s right for you.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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