ASL at Gallaudet

Learn from the University that introduced American Sign Language (ASL) to the world.
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Gallaudet Debate Team Secures Historic Victory

Wins First Tournament Championship
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We’re top-ranked nationally for our value. See for yourself why Gallaudet is the place for you.
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Affordability is Our Priority

Nine in every 10 students are receiving financial support to attend.
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Pursue Your Passion

With more than 60 areas of study across our five schools, there’s room for everyone at Gallaudet.
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Become the best version of yourself at Gallaudet

Develop the skills you need for a rewarding career, and follow in the footsteps of more than 23,000 Gallaudet alumni who are leading organizations, innovating the future, and making an impact on their communities and the world.

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Gallaudet offers more than 150 degrees, certificates and credentials to prepare outstanding individuals for lives of meaning, purpose and professional success.

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Where you belong

We believe education is enriched by the unique perspectives and experiences each student brings, and we are committed to fostering an environment that celebrates and values diversity in all its forms. It is central to our mission to embrace and encourage diversity, equity and inclusion.

Dream Bold thrive here!

When your bold dreams are powered by the confidence of belonging, there are no limits!

At Gallaudet, you’re not just a student– you’re a FUTURE LEADER in the making.

With exceptional opportunities to learn, research, and express themselves, Gallaudet truly is a place for people of all backgrounds to flourish.

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Affordability is Our Priority

Accessibility is core to everything we do at Gallaudet. You see it in the quality of our interpreters and the design of our campus buildings.
That philosophy extends to our costs and aid.
We’re committed to ensuring students from all financial backgrounds are able to obtain a world-class education.
I Am Elightened

Melissa Yingst, ’00
Melissa talks about how she went from being a student and hosting the "What's Up, Gallaudet" show to having a successful career and her own online show.

All of this began at Gallaudet, where she learned to love the media, tell stories, and get involved with the deaf and signing communities.
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Be a Bison

From learning the basics to reaching fluency, Gallaudet is the perfect place to learn ASL.

Explore 40 undergraduate majors and minors across five schools and challenging graduate programs and online degree offerings.

Be a part of groundbreaking research and innovation with a worldwide impact.

We’re better together. Support a cause, pursue your passions, and connect with peers in a student club or organization.

There’s always a way to get moving and get involved. Let your Bison pride shine with 14 NCAA Division III teams and intramural programs.
Absorb the wealth of knowledge and progress at an institution steeped in rich history and cultural milestones.

Take Your Next Step

Gallaudet is the place to embrace oneself and build connections within and beyond the signing and deaf community. Our students find affirmative and positive acceptance of who they are and all they have to offer our world