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.
the only university in the world committed to fostering a bilingual environment, through signing ecosystem partnerships and its education, delivered in American Sign Language and English.
with a mix of historical buildings preserved from the 1800’s, modern architecture designed with DeafSpace principles, and integrated technology to enhance the learning experience!
Student Ambassadors lead tours in American Sign Language (ASL) along with voice interpreters. These tours begin at the Maguire Welcome Center. You will learn about Gallaudet, its academic programs, residential and commuter life, and our extensive array of curricular and co-curricular activities.
The building has some of the most modern Deaf Space design and accessibility elements built in. Learn more about the renovation project made possible thanks to the generous support of The Maguire Foundation.
Walk and bike around the neighborhood with ease!
With a walkability score of 93 and the largest city on the East coast recognized as a “Gold” Bicycle Friendly Community by the league of American Bicyclists, the neighborhood around Gallaudet is one of the most walkable and bikeable neighborhoods in the country.
Located next to the university, Union Street Market is a great place for students to browse local businesses, shop, eat, and enjoy the occasional live performance.
Literally a few steps away, The H Street Corridor has plenty to offer. From outdoor events to delicious eateries to early bird Bullfrog Bagels,young deaf and hard of hearing professionals often flock to the area to socialize and relax.
To travel anywhere else in the city, you can access our free campus shuttle bus to Union Station, or use the Metro, Streetcar, and local buses.
You’ll be amazed at Life in Washington DC
No city is complete without the action of collegiate and professional sports. Check out your favorite sport and team, catch a game while in town.
Whether you are driving, catching a flight, or commuting by train, we will help you get to your destination safely, and quickly.
Commonly known as BWI Airport is located south of Baltimore. The MARC and Amtrak train station is nearby offering train service to Union Station in Washington, DC from BWI Airport.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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800 Florida Avenue NE Washington, D.C. 20002
Spring 2021 – Dec 12Fall 2021 – May 15