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How Well Is Gallaudet University Ranked?

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2021 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 23 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is foreign languages and linguistics.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Gallaudet as #658 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Gallaudet is also ranked #6 out of 9 schools in District of Columbia.

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 )

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Gallaudet University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Gallaudet, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 7 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

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 tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Gallaudet University is 63%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  63 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

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Excellent Overall Diversity at Gallaudet

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,138 undergraduates at Gallaudet with 1,066 being full-time and 72 being part-time.

Gallaudet Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 99.00 out of 100, Gallaudet is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  99.00 out of 100
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How Much Does Gallaudet University Cost?

The overall average net price of Gallaudet is $15,157. 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 +
$13,354 $14,160 $12,664 $17,419 $31,201

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. 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 8.7%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind 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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Location of Gallaudet University

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, 200 received undergraduate degrees and 167 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
Business Administration & Management 23 NA
American Sign Language 23 $39,600
Ethnic Studies 19 NA
Health & Physical Education 18 NA
Social Work 17 NA
General Psychology 13 NA
Communication & Media Studies 13 NA
General Visual & Performing Arts 11 NA
General Education 7 NA
Computer Information Systems 6 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 courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 464 students took at least one online class at Gallaudet University. This is an increase from the 396 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 464 52
2016-2017 396 68
2015-2016 363 65
2014-2015 220 28
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.


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