Undergraduate Admissions

Your Journey Starts Here


Intellectually curious students from all over the world gather on our barrier-free campus to discover their academic and personal passions.

40+ areas of study. Dozens of student clubs. Unlimited self discovery – right in the heart of the nation’s capital. Start here.



Applying to college can feel overwhelming. You have forms to finish, essays to write, and dates to remember – all while you’re trying to finish high school.

Don’t fret – we’ve created a one-stop-shop with everything you need to apply to Gallaudet.


Gallaudet strives to make its world-class education accessible and affordable to every student.

Learn more about our costs to attend and the many resources your family has at its disposal to make this dream a financial reality.

Admitted Students

Have you already been accepted into Gallaudet? Congratulations! A diverse and inclusive community of bond builders, memory makers, and change agents await.

Check out your next steps and start planning your arrival here.

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Come schedule a visit with us and discover Gallaudet for yourself!

From Many Paths,
Gallaudet is One

There’s no one way to be deaf, and there’s no standard background for Gallaudet students.

We have team captains from Alabama, valedictorians from California, and CODAs from Michigan. We have third-generation legacy students from deaf families and emerging signers who were the only deaf student in their entire hometown.

And Gallaudet is right for all of them

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Academic Excellence For Every Passion

Students at Gallaudet gain access to world-class bachelor’s programs that span every industry and interest.

The best part? Our 500+ deaf and hard of hearing faculty and staff members remove all communication barriers – so you can focus on what’s important: acquiring the skills you need to excel after graduation.

Clubs and Organizations: Find Your Fit

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Joining a student club is the turbo button for making fast friends on campus. (Sorry, we have Esports club on the brain!)

Unlike large universities where students have to wait their turn,

Gallaudet students can become involved in one (or two or five!) student organizations on day one.

Whether you’re into sustainability or student government – Black Student Union or Bison with Attitude – we’re confident you’ll find your fit.

Thriving in the Nation’s Capital

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Leah Katz-Hernandez (GU ’10) is currently serving on President Biden’s Advisory Commission on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Hispanics.

Across Capitol Hill, dozens of other Gallaudet alumni are impacting policy changes to advance our deaf community from Congressional offices and thinktanks throughout D.C.

You already know D.C. is action packed. But did you know it’s also one of the world’s most deaf friendly cities?

Satisfy your appetite at one of the multiple deaf-friendly restaurants on H Street, including Signing Starbucks and deaf-owned Mozzeria.

Experience a night out at the theater with ASL-interpreted and captioned performances available from several theatre companies in the metropolitan area.

Get involved with a national advocacy organization like the DC Office of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing, or The National Association of the Deaf.

Watch captioned videos and movies and take ASL-interpreted tours at Smithsonian Institution museums.

All of the area’s major league sports teams have live captioning on screen so you can easily root for your favorite team!

Spend an entertaining evening at an ASL Open Mic at Busboys & Poets. Recite a poem, perform a song or skit, or crack up the audience with jokes.

After Gallaudet: Jobs and Networking

Imagine owning a key that unlocks every door to the deaf community – an all-access pass to deaf leaders in business, technology, education, and public policy.

That’s a Gallaudet University diploma.

Our Office for Career Success is committed to linking you with Gallaudet alumni and top-choice employers across every industry from all over the world.
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