Gallaudet University

Gallaudet University

Gallaudet University is a quasi-governmental, federally chartered university which offers educational programs for the deaf and hard-of-hearing students. It is located in Washington, D.C. The institution was established in 1864 as the National College for the Deaf and Dumb. The name of the university has been changed a number of times over the years. Gallaudet University offers several graduate and undergraduate programs in diverse areas of study including business administration, cultural studies, mental health counseling, and deaf education.

Gallaudet University is a member of the Capital Athletic Conference and the NCAA Division III. The sports teams of the university are known as the Bisons, and they participate in basketball, football, baseball, tennis, and softball. In addition, the students are also involved in various clubs and organizations including the Campus Crusade for Christ, Kappa Sigma Fraternity, International Student Club, and Student Body Government.

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Contacting Gallaudet

Gallaudet University
800 Florida Ave, NE
Washington , DC 20002-3695
General Phone: (202) 651-5000

Gallaudet Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching84education, multicultural education, educational administration, special ed administration, special ed, education of hearing impaired, education of disabled, early childhood special ed, special education, ...
Liberal Arts60minority and gender studies, linguistics, language translation, French language, Spanish language, American Sign Language, sign language translation, English, political science, ...
Therapy and Counseling39psychology, clinical psychology, child psychology, school psychology, mental health counseling, mental and social health services, art therapy
Family and Social Work33family and consumer science, family studies, social work
Medical Support and Technology28audiology, speech pathology
Media21communication studies, digital communications, audiovisual tech
Business and Management16business management, accounting, managerial economics, finance
Science11biology, chemistry
Design11design and visual communication, graphic design
Computer Science and Engineering5computer and info science, computer science
Drama and Performing Arts4drama
Fine Arts4fine arts
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy3parks and recreation studies, parks and recreation management
Art Studies2visual and performing arts, art studies
Religion and Philosophy1philosophy, religion
Photography and Commercial Art1film and photography

Number of programs and degrees for Gallaudet in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree19844
Master's degree11527
Doctor's degree156

Gallaudet Student Body

In 2007-2008, Gallaudet had a total enrollment of 1,423 students (1,336 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 46%
Women 54%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 71%
Graduate 29%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 65%
Black 10%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 5%
American Indian 2%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 8%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 16%
20-21 18%
22-24 27%
25-29 20%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 5%
50-64 1%

Gallaudet Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 55 %

Gallaudet Room and Board (2007)

Gallaudet offers campus housing for 1,113 of its 1,336 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Washington, District of Columbia for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other District of Columbia Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Gallaudet Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal1318
ACT Math1518
ACT Composite1520

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT91%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Gallaudet Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 12,924
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 12,924
Room and board $ 9,340
Room charge $ 5,300
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,040
Books and supplies $ 895
Other expenses $ 4,312

Financial Aid:
Gallaudet participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 144300)

Gallaudet Faculty

Gallaudet has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year11$155,53818$141,208
Associate professorcalendar year3$117,9489$113,269
Assistant professorcalendar year2*4$86,765
Instructorcalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year17$136,05532$124,194

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year20$113,35442$119,831
Associate professoracademic year10$87,85324$83,283
Assistant professoracademic year13$61,47118$66,482
Instructoracademic year10$55,33714$56,949
All faculty totalacademic year53$84,87098$92,098

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Gallaudet Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Capital Athletic Conference
Basketball Capital Athletic Conference
Baseball Capital Athletic Conference
Track Capital Athletic Conference

Gallaudet Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Design and Visual Communications, General
Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Administration of Special Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Education, Other
Education/Teaching Individuals - Early Childhood Spec Ed Pgms
Education/Teaching Individuals - Hearing Impairments
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Multicultural Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Special Education and Teaching, Other
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Family And Social Work
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
American Government and Politics (United States)
American Sign Language (ASL)
English Language and Literature, General
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
French Language and Literature
History, General
History, Other
Language Interpretation and Translation
Political Science and Government, General
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians, Other
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Therapy And Counseling
Art Therapy/Therapist
Clinical Psychology
Developmental and Child Psychology
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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