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Gallaudet University

Washington, District of Columbia

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Gallaudet University

Private 4 Year

About Gallaudet University

Gallaudet University /ˌɡæləˈdɛt/ is a federally chartered private university for the education of the Deaf and hard of hearing located in Washington, D.C., on a 99-acre (0.40 km2) 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, who was hard of hearing.

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Located in Washington, District of Columbia.

800 Florida Ave, NE, Washington, DC, 20002-3695, District of Columbia

Gallaudet University Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2022 Best Colleges in America

#531 of 6828

2022 Best Colleges in District of columbia

#6 of 22

Best Photojournalism Colleges & Universities in America

#6 of 21

Most Popular Majors

The most popular major at Gallaudet University is Languages & Linguistics followed by Education, Medical, Business Management and Journalism.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from Gallaudet University within four or six years.

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Notable Alumni