Gallaudet University

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American university providing education for deaf and hard of hearing students

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About Gallaudet University

According to Wikipedia, Gallaudet University is a private federally chartered research university for the education of the deaf and hard of hearing. It is located in Washington, D.C., on a campus. Founded in 1864, Gallaudet University was originally a grammar school for both deaf and blind children. It was the first school for the advanced education of the deaf and hard of hearing in the world and remains the only higher education institution in which all programs and services are specifically designed to accommodate deaf and hard of hearing students. Hearing students are admitted to the graduate school and a small number are also admitted as undergraduates each year. The university was named after Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, a notable figure in the advancement of deaf education.

Gallaudet University Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual Applications Acceptance Graduation Rate Median SAT Score Median ACT Score
412 63% 44% 915 16

How Much Does Gallaudet University Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
$17,712
Price by Family Income
Income Average Net Cost
0 - 30K $12,439
30K - 48K $11,205
48K - 75K $15,749
75K - 110K $19,147
110K+ $24,914

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

How Much Do Gallaudet University Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Gallaudet University, then you can expect to earn an average of $34,300 per year. You also have a 79% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Gallaudet University's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student Body Under-Grads Graduates
1,359 984 375

Where is Gallaudet University?

Gallaudet University is located at 800 Florida Ave, NE, Washington DC 20002-3695

How Safe is Gallaudet University?

Washington has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is Gallaudet University Known For?

Gallaudet University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Gallaudet University's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Gallaudet University's Most Influential Alumni?

Gallaudet University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Education, Communications, and Social Work. Here are some of Gallaudet University's most famous alumni:

Clayton Valli
An American linguist .
Arika Okrent
Arika Okrent
An American linguist.
Robert R. Davila
An American academic administrator.
Frank Bowe
An American activist.
Ben Bahan
A Writer.
Andrew Foster
An American educator.
George Veditz
George Veditz
An American deaf educator.
Regina Olson Hughes
An American scientific illustrator and translator .
Louise Stern
A Writer.
Carolyn McCaskill
An American academic.
Alice Lougee Hagemeyer
A Deaf American librarian.
Betty G. Miller
An American painter.