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Gallaudet University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Gallaudet University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Gallaudet University was awarded 93 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is American Sign Language (ASL).

Overall Quality

Gallaudet landed the #1,229 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Gallaudet also holds the #6 spot on the Best Colleges in District of Columbia ranking.

See all of the rankings for Gallaudet University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Gallaudet?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Gallaudet University is a competitive 59%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 14% of students accepted to Gallaudet submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 380 and 565. Math scores were between 425 and 545.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Gallaudet University  ( 380 to 565 )

SAT Math Scores for Gallaudet University  ( 425 to 545 )
Gallaudet received ACT scores from 91% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 15 and 19.

ACT Composite Scores for Gallaudet University  ( 15 to 19 )

Learn more about Gallaudet University admissions.

Gallaudet University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Gallaudet it is much better at 6 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Gallaudet University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Gallaudet University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 75% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Gallaudet University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  75 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 24% for first-time, full-time students at Gallaudet, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  24 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Gallaudet University.

Gallaudet University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,075 undergraduates at Gallaudet with 1,005 being full-time and 70 being part-time.

How Much Does Gallaudet University Cost?

The overall average net price of Gallaudet is $14,595. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Gallaudet

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,439 $11,205 $15,749 $19,147 $24,914

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Gallaudet, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Gallaudet, approximately 53% of students took out student loans averaging $5,441 a year. That adds up to $21,764 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Gallaudet is 11.6%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Gallaudet Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Gallaudet with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $31,000 in their early years. Unfortunately, this is 22% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Gallaudet University make the most money.

Location of Gallaudet University

Gallaudet University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Washington, District of Columbia. The city atmosphere of Washington makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Contact details for Gallaudet are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 800 Florida Ave, Ne, Washington, DC 20002-3695
Phone: 202-651-5000

Gallaudet University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 38 majors graduated from Gallaudet University. Of these students, 229 received undergraduate degrees and 169 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
American Sign Language 28 $39,600
Communication & Media Studies 25 NA
Social Work 22 NA
Business Administration & Management 19 NA
Ethnic Studies 17 NA
Health & Physical Education 13 NA
General Visual & Performing Arts 12 NA
General Psychology 12 NA
Computer Information Systems 10 NA
Political Science & Government 9 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Gallaudet University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Gallaudet

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2018-2019, 303 students took at least one online class at Gallaudet University. This is a decrease from the 464 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 303 66
2017-2018 464 52
2016-2017 396 68
2015-2016 363 65
2013-2014 267 71

Learn more about online learning at Gallaudet University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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