Gallaudet University

Overview


Acceptance Rate
59%
Acceptance Rate by Gender
Percent of Applicants
SAT Score Range
700 - 1070
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 1600
ACT Score Range
14 - 20
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 36
Tuition & Fees
$16,558
Average Salary in 10 Years
$34,300

Note: 10 years after enrolling at Gallaudet University

Gallaudet University is located in Washington, District of Columbia. It is a small private not-for-profit school and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has 1,129 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is somewhat competitive as the acceptance rate is 59.0%.

Popular majors include Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, and Psychology. 53% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $25,400.

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About


🗺 800 Florida Avenue, Ne
Washington, District of Columbia 20002
State District of Columbia
🌐www.gallaudet.edu

Test Score Range


What test scores do you need to get into Gallaudet University?
SAT Score Range
700 - 1070
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 1600
ACT Score Range
14 - 20
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 36
Median SAT Score
885
Out of 1600
Median ACT Score
17
Out of 36
SAT Score Breakdown
SAT Total Score Ranges
SAT Critical Reading Score Ranges
SAT Math Score Ranges
ACT Score Breakdown
ACT Total Score Ranges
ACT English Score Ranges
ACT Math Score Ranges

SATs or the ACTs?


Should you take the SATs or the ACTs?
Students Submitting SATs
14%
Students Submitting ACTs
91%

A lot more students take the ACTs than the SATs.

Admissions


Gallaudet University has around 583 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 72% decide to enroll at Gallaudet University. This is the admissions yield. A higher admisssions yield means students want to attend the school. A lower one means that they decided to attend another school.

Out of the 583 applicants 44% are men and 56% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 128 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 78 men.

Gallaudet University's acceptance rate is 59.0%. The acceptance rate for men is 56.6% and the acceptance rate for women is 60.9%.

Applicants


Who applies to Gallaudet University?
Number of Applicants
583
Number of Applicants per Spot
2
per spot
Male Applicants
44%
Female Applicants
56%

Acceptance Rate


Getting into Gallaudet University
Gallaudet University Acceptance Rate
59.0%
Getting in
Somewhat Selective
Male Acceptance Rate
56.6%
Female Acceptance Rate
60.9%

School Popularity


Do Students Want to Go to Gallaudet University?
Gallaudet University Admissions Yield
72%
of accepted students choose to go to Gallaudet University
Male Admissions Yield
68%
Female Admissions Yield
74%

Application


Admission Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Record Required
Complete High School Recommended
Recommendations Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Graduation Rate


Graduation Rate
53%
within 6 years
Men Graduation Rate
44%
Women Graduation Rate
64%
Undergrad Graduation Rate
Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Cost


Can you afford to attend Gallaudet University?
Average Cost After Financial Aid
$19,384
for one year

Source: Dept. of Education
Published Tuition & Fees
$16,558
Excludes housing

Source: Dept. of Education
Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing
$30,088
per year
In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing
$30,088
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?
Median Student Debt
$15,000

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
How much will you pay each month?
$159
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of Gallaudet University would expect to pay over 10 years.
Will you be able to pay off your debt?
56%
of students are able to pay down debt 3 years after graduation

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

Gallaudet University Financial Aid
Students Receiving Financial Aid
80%
of students

Source: Dept. of Education
Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan
44%
of students

Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at Gallaudet University you can visit www.gallaudet.edu/financial-aid.

Gallaudet University Tuition and Room & Board
Out-of-State Tuition
Total Cost: $30,088
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
In-State Tuition
Total Cost: $30,088
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Career & Salary


How much money will you make after graduating from Gallaudet University?

Gallaudet University students, on average, make $34,300 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 8% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Gallaudet University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at Gallaudet University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
How much will your income increase each year?
7.8%
in early to mid-career

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at Gallaudet University.
Median Earnings of Students from Gallaudet University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Gallaudet University.
Male Students: Average Earnings from Gallaudet University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Gallaudet University.
Female Students: Average Earnings from Gallaudet University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Gallaudet University.
Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at Gallaudet University
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Gallaudet University.

Return on Education


What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend Gallaudet University? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School
1.1x

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Gallaudet University. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Gallaudet University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School
1.0x

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Gallaudet University. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Gallaudet University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
Tuition vs. Earnings
Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.

Teaching


Student-Faculty Ratio
7
students per faculty
Average Professional Salary
$115,110
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-High

Graduate School


Can you go to grad school at Gallaudet University?
Yes
Highest degree: Doctor's degree

Students


Undergraduate Focus
72%
Undergrads
1,129
Total Students
1,578
undergrads and grad students
Part-Time Students
3%
Students over 25
29%
Student Median Household Income
$65,747
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017)

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau

Student Diversity


Who will be your classmates?
Women
56%
of undergraduates
Men
44%
of undergraduates
Are there more men or more women?
Slightly More Women

Gallaudet University has slightly more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 79 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 127 women.

International Students
5%
of undergraduates
Undergraduate Student Diversity at Gallaudet University
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Student Age
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Where are Students from?
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
What do students at Gallaudet University study?
Gallaudet University Popular Majors
Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at Gallaudet University are:

  1. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  2. Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  3. Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
  4. Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
  5. Psychology
Approximately 50% of students choose to study one of these majors.

Student Satisfaction


Will you be happy at Gallaudet University?
Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate
63%
Students Who Transfer Out of Gallaudet University
16%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

Gallaudet University has a retention rate of 63% for full-time undergrads, which is neither high nor low.

Transfers


Undergraduate Transfers
99
9% of undergraduates
Transfer In Rate
Medium-Low

Gallaudet University has around 99 students who transfer into the school each year. This is somewhat low at approximately 9% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see Gallaudet University as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

Living in Washington, District of Columbia


City Violent Crime Rate per 100,000
949
in 2017
Source: FBI
City Rape Rate per 100,000
64
in 2017
Source: FBI

Politics in District of Columbia


Presidential Election Results of 2016
Democratic

Politically, District of Columbia tends to be More Democratic. In the 2016 Presidential election, 91% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 4% voted for the Republican party, and 2% voted for neither.

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Undergrads
Undergrad Focus
SAT Score Range
ACT Score Range
Acceptance Rate
Male Acceptance Rate
Female Acceptance Rate
Admissions Yield
Tuition Cost
Tuition, Fees & Housing
Average Earnings in 10 Years
Return on Education
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