Gallaudet UniversityWashington, DC
800 Florida Ave, NE, Washington, DC 20002-3695
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private university for the education of the deaf and hard of hearing located in Washington, D.C., on a campus that is adjacent to Gallaudet's historic campus in Northeast Washington. It is the world's only university with programs and services specifically designed to accommodate deaf and hard of hearing students. The university was founded in 1864 by an Act of Congress and was named after Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, a pioneer in the education of the deaf.
Gallaudet University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The university's undergraduate programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education. The university's graduate programs in audiology and speech-language pathology are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.
The university offers a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs and awards degrees at both the bachelor's and master's level. The university's undergraduate programs include liberal arts, sciences, and technology, while its graduate programs include audiology, education, interpreting, psychology, speech-language pathology, and deaf studies.
The university is home to a number of research centers and institutes, including the Center for Research on the Education of the Deaf, the Center for Assessment and Demographic Studies, and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf.
Gallaudet University is a member of the Washington Consortium of Universities and Colleges, a consortium of 15 colleges and universities in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.
Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Main Website: https://www.gallaudet.edu/
Financial Aid: https://www.gallaudet.edu/financial-aid
Total Cost In-State On-Campus: $39,166
Total Cost Out-State On-Campus: $39,166
Return on Investment Rating
The estimated cost for four years as an undergraduate at Gallaudet University is $143307.55. This includes the average cost of attendance for four years plus the interest on the average loan over a ten year repayment minus the average of grants and scholarships per student.
We then contrast this figure with average early-career and mid-career average incomes of graduates of four year programs at Gallaudet University. For graduates of Gallaudet University, we saw an average early-career income of $45000.00 and mid-career income of $77000.00. We then ranked the school's value based on how many years of mid-career income it takes to repay the educational costs.
Admission RequirementsIn order to be admitted to Gallaudet University, students must meet the following requirements:
First, students must submit an application. Along with the application, students must submit high school transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, and two letters of recommendation.
Next, students must complete an interview. The interview can be done in person, over the phone, or via Skype.
Finally, students must submit a writing sample. The writing sample should be about a personal experience related to deafness or the deaf community.
Gallaudet University is a unique institution in that it is the only university in the world designed specifically for deaf and hard of hearing students. As such, the admissions process is designed to assess a student’s ability to succeed in an all-signing environment.
The admissions requirements are designed to test a student’s proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL), as well as their ability to write and communicate clearly in English. The interview and writing sample are also meant to gauge a student’s level of self-awareness and motivation, as well as their commitment to the deaf community.
|Percentage of students receiving any financial aid||75%|
|Percentage of students receiving Federal Grants||50%|
|Percentage of students receiving state aid||38%|
|Percentage of students receiving institutional aid||74%|
|Percentage of students receiving a student loan||0%|
- Degrees Offered
- Associate's degree
- Bachelor's degree
- Master's degree
- Doctor's degree-research/scholarship
- Doctor's degree-other
- Certificates of 1 year, but less than 2 year
- Postbaccalaureate certificate
- Post-master's certificate
- Majors Offered
- Administration of Special Education
- American Sign Language (ASL)
- Bilingual and Multilingual Education
- Biology/Biological Sciences, General
- Business Administration and Management, General
- Chemistry, General
- Child Development
- Clinical Psychology
- Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
- Development Economics and International Development
- Developmental and Child Psychology
- Directing and Theatrical Production
- Education, General
- Education, Other
- Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
- Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
- English Language and Literature, General
- History, Other
- Information Technology
- International/Globalization Studies
- Linguistics of ASL and Other Sign Languages
- Mathematics, General
- Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
- Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
- Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies
- Political Science and Government, General
- Psychology, General
- Public Health Education and Promotion
- School Psychology
- Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
- Social Work
- Social Work, Other
- Sociology, General
- Spanish Language and Literature
- Special Education and Teaching, General
- Special Education and Teaching, Other
- Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
- Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General
- Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
- Visual and Performing Arts, General