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Find Your Place at Gallaudet University

Move others. Move Yourself. Shape Society.

Achieve your aspirations and goals at Gallaudet with well-renowned deaf professors, innovative technology and the support of your peers.

An inclusive environment for deaf, deafblind, hard of hearing and hearing students – with more than 1,000 undergraduates – less than three miles from the White House and downtown Washington, DC.

 Expand your horizons on and off campus, in the vibrancy of our nation’s capital.

No. 3 Best Value Schools*
No. 24 Top Performers in Social Mobility*
No. 55 Best Undergraduate Teaching*
No. 68 Most Innovative Schools*
8:1 Student-Faculty Ratio
Courses are accessible through American Sign Language (ASL),
Courses are accessible through American Sign Language (ASL), with Communication Access Real-Time Translation (CART), and interpreters.
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Get ready to join the Gallaudet community

During the pandemic, courses are online-only and we’re offering is a 15% reduction in course fees.

Undergraduate Virtual Open House

Meet other deaf and hard of hearing high school and transfer students interested in Gallaudet

Virtual Campus Tour

Explore the Gallaudet University campus from the comfort of your home.

See Your Future Thrive Here!

We have 40 undergraduate majors and minors across 11 disciplines, in addition to certificate programs and non-credit courses.

Need to build your English literacy and math skills before applying?

Undergraduate

Majors and minors

Online Degree

Certificate Program

Certificate

And non-degree programs

Charting your professional path

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Internship Opportunities

Career Center

Academic Advising

Job Placement Facts & Figures

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Checklist for Undergraduate Admissions

  • Create user account
  • Submit application
  • Submit essay question answer
  • Pay application fee OR request waiver
  • Submit letter of recommendation
  • Upload test scores*
  • Submit essay question answer
  • High school and college transcripts
  • Audiogram**
  • Submit FAFSA form

 

*Due to the pandemic, you may sign up for the Degrees of Reading Power or the Math College Readiness assessments, in lieu of ACT or SAT scores. Sign up for the assessments through the application portal, after you submit your application. International applicants should submit TOFEL scores.

**If you are a deaf or hard of hearing applicant

Prepare to be a college success

We’ll help you get ready. You can even take the ACT and SAT on campus.

What you need to do in high school

College prep begins in high school. Know which classes to have on your transcript and where to find scholarships

How to get ready for the ACT or SAT test

Get ready for standardized tests by studying and taking practice exams.

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What you do here changes the world

Whether you are a new, emerging, or fluent signer, you’ll receive a full and comprehensive academic experience without any communication compromise

What you do here changes the world

Whether you are a new, emerging, or fluent signer, you’ll receive a full and comprehensive academic experience without any communication compromise

Develop your sign language skills with JumpStart: ASL

A four-week program to help you develop confidence as a new signer before the fall semester.

Become familiar with the Deaf culture and community, learn about various campus resources, and explore your new home in Washington, D.C. 

It’s free, included with food and board!

Student Ambassadors

Get Ready for a Career, Not Just a Job

Career satisfaction means doing what you feel you’re meant to, and gaining great satisfaction from it. So, how do you find that dream job?

Jobs Outlook

 Growth and earning potential for various roles within different fields? Learn more about the opportunities available within each major field of study Gallaudet offers.

Internships and Job Fairs

GU’s Career Center hosts regular Internship and Job Fairs. Over 50 diverse employers from the private and public sectors attend and it’s your chance to make a great first impression and learn about career opportunities.

You’ve been accepted, now what?

We’re excited to welcome you as a Gallaudet Bison! Now that you’re part of our community,
notify us of your plans to enroll and take advantage of the following resources.

Undergraduate Tuition Snapshot

2020-2021 COSTS

Two semesters of full time (12 to 18 credits) Undergraduate Study

EXPENSES | U.S. Citizens/Permanent Residents

Tuition

$16,512

Unit Fee

$276

Room

$7,194

Board

$6,960

Health Service Fee

$250

Health Insurance Fee

$3,145

Total

$34,337

Here’s what your parents need to know

As you transition to college at Gallaudet, there’s many ways your parents can get involved. The Family Orientation is a great place to start.

Gallaudet Alerts

You can register your parents to receive messages about weather, campus closures, and more

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List of frequently contacted offices with phone numbers

Treats from Home service

Send birthday treats or good luck on finals goodies for example

The Gallaudet Community

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Roberta Cordano

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Ethan Sinnott

Ethan Sinnott

Gallaudet is increasing the number of deaf MFA students.
Dr. Marguerite Glass

Dr. Marguerite Glass

Visual language is sought after in the workforce.
Victorica Monroe

Victorica Monroe, '16

I chose Gallaudet to improve my leadership skills.
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Lennette Butler

Being a student athlete provides the support I need.
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Cameron Upton

The Gallaudet baseball team is more than just a team.
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Andrew Makarewicz

GU athletics provided me with a team that I could call my family.
Darriyan Thomas

Darriyan Thomas

I chose Gallaudet University because I wanted to discover my identity and be involved with the Deaf community.
Emelia Beldon

Emelia Beldon

Participating in sports was the best decision I made here at Gallaudet University.

A Degree From Gallaudet is an Exceptional Value

You have the ability to impact the world with an education from Gallaudet University. Open the door to opportunities in D.C., less than three miles from the US Capitol and the heart of the city. And we can offer affordable tuition along with financial aid to make your higher education dreams a reality.

Undergraduate Tuition Costs

Academic Year 2020-2021

U.S. Student Tuition

$14,036

International student tuition (non-developing countries)

$28,072

International student tuition (developing countries)

$21,054

Room and board

$4,480

Board (“Dining Dollars”)

$4,800

This figure is reduced by 15% per semester due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. It does not include unit or health service fees.

Room rate varies depending on the residence hall and type of room chosen. Carlin Hall was used in this calculation.

For this year, “Dining Dollars” were offered at a flat rate, with the ability to add more.

Types of Financial Aid

Gallaudet has up to $80,000 in scholarship funds available
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is required as part of all U.S. student applications. If you are awarded financial aid, you will be notified after admission. International students are eligible for scholarships only and may apply after their first year of study.

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Types of Financial Aid

Gallaudet has up to $80,000 in scholarship funds available
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is required as part of all U.S. student applications. If you are awarded financial aid, you will be notified after admission. International students are eligible for scholarships only and may apply after their first year of study.

Repayment is not required. Gallaudet and the Federal Government both offer need-based grants.

Repayment is not required. Gallaudet and other entities offer merit-based scholarships.

Federal or state funds may be provided for tuition, books, technological aids and more. Contact your local state VR agency and you will be partnered with a counselor to determine your eligibility.

Available for employees and their families to help with the cost of tuition.

Gallaudet’s Career Center handles job placements on and off campus, and your wages are paid through Federal funds.

Repay with interest after you graduate.

Live Your Best Life at Gallaudet

Our campus is located on 99 acres in Washington, D.C. There’s no better college city.

The perfect place to expand your worldview.

There are so many benefits of living in the nation’s capital

Live music, theatre, and politics

Great internship possibilities

Diverse Culture

More than 70 National Historic Landmarks

Eight pro sports teams

30+ museums

Campus Activities

Get out of your comfort zone. Challenge Yourself. Get involved.

Join Gallaudet’s school newspaper, Buff and Blue.

Forge lifelong friendships through Greek life.

Make a difference in cultural groups like Latinx Student Union or Black Student
Union.

Become a leader in student body government.

Take any 2 courses, or a general education elective will satisfy this credit requirement.

This general survey of American History examines the colonial period through the end of the Civil War. Issues covered include: slavery, Native American experiences, women’s history, and westward expansion. Students will examine America’s change from a colony into an independent nation and the factors leading to America’s Civil war.

This general survey of American History examines the colonial period through the end of the Civil War. Issues covered include: slavery, Native American experiences, women’s history, and westward expansion. Students will examine America’s change from a colony into an independent nation and the factors leading to America’s Civil war.

This general survey of American History examines the colonial period through the end of the Civil War. Issues covered include: slavery, Native American experiences, women’s history, and westward expansion. Students will examine America’s change from a colony into an independent nation and the factors leading to America’s Civil war.

This general survey of American History examines the colonial period through the end of the Civil War. Issues covered include: slavery, Native American experiences, women’s history, and westward expansion. Students will examine America’s change from a colony into an independent nation and the factors leading to America’s Civil war.

This general survey of American History examines the colonial period through the end of the Civil War. Issues covered include: slavery, Native American experiences, women’s history, and westward expansion. Students will examine America’s change from a colony into an independent nation and the factors leading to America’s Civil war.

Take any 2 courses, or a general education elective will satisfy this credit requirement.

This general survey of American History examines the colonial period through the end of the Civil War. Issues covered include: slavery, Native American experiences, women’s history, and westward expansion. Students will examine America’s change from a colony into an independent nation and the factors leading to America’s Civil war.

This general survey of American History examines the colonial period through the end of the Civil War. Issues covered include: slavery, Native American experiences, women’s history, and westward expansion. Students will examine America’s change from a colony into an independent nation and the factors leading to America’s Civil war.

This general survey of American History examines the colonial period through the end of the Civil War. Issues covered include: slavery, Native American experiences, women’s history, and westward expansion. Students will examine America’s change from a colony into an independent nation and the factors leading to America’s Civil war.

This general survey of American History examines the colonial period through the end of the Civil War. Issues covered include: slavery, Native American experiences, women’s history, and westward expansion. Students will examine America’s change from a colony into an independent nation and the factors leading to America’s Civil war.

This general survey of American History examines the colonial period through the end of the Civil War. Issues covered include: slavery, Native American experiences, women’s history, and westward expansion. Students will examine America’s change from a colony into an independent nation and the factors leading to America’s Civil war.

Take any 2 courses, or a general education elective will satisfy this credit requirement.

This general survey of American History examines the colonial period through the end of the Civil War. Issues covered include: slavery, Native American experiences, women’s history, and westward expansion. Students will examine America’s change from a colony into an independent nation and the factors leading to America’s Civil war.

This general survey of American History examines the colonial period through the end of the Civil War. Issues covered include: slavery, Native American experiences, women’s history, and westward expansion. Students will examine America’s change from a colony into an independent nation and the factors leading to America’s Civil war.

This general survey of American History examines the colonial period through the end of the Civil War. Issues covered include: slavery, Native American experiences, women’s history, and westward expansion. Students will examine America’s change from a colony into an independent nation and the factors leading to America’s Civil war.

This general survey of American History examines the colonial period through the end of the Civil War. Issues covered include: slavery, Native American experiences, women’s history, and westward expansion. Students will examine America’s change from a colony into an independent nation and the factors leading to America’s Civil war.

This general survey of American History examines the colonial period through the end of the Civil War. Issues covered include: slavery, Native American experiences, women’s history, and westward expansion. Students will examine America’s change from a colony into an independent nation and the factors leading to America’s Civil war.

Admissions Requirements

Hearing Undergraduate