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Gallaudet University Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Gallaudet University, the regular decision application deadline is July 30 and the application fee is $50.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Gallaudet University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Gallaudet University 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 23%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 75%

Considering Applying Early to Gallaudet University?

Gallaudet University does not offer early decision or early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into Gallaudet University

Gallaudet University is a moderately difficult school to get into. Gallaudet University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Gallaudet University accepted 60% of all applicants, around 248 of the 412 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Gallaudet University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

What's Most Important to Get In to Gallaudet University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Gallaudet University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Very Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Considered

Gallaudet University Application Requirements

Double check with Gallaudet University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Gallaudet University?

Students admitted to Gallaudet University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Gallaudet University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
3.75 and 3.99 13%
3.50 and 3.74 22%
3.25 and 3.49 24%
3.00 and 3.24 12%
2.50 and 2.9 16%
2.00 and 2.49 6%

Gallaudet University does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Gallaudet University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 23% of Gallaudet University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 75% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Gallaudet University?

To be competitive with other Gallaudet University applicants, you should strive to earn between 820 and 1040 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Gallaudet University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1040 and 25% of scored lower than 820, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Gallaudet University students scored 530 or higher and 75% of students scored 385 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Gallaudet University students scored 510 or higher, and 75% scored a 385 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Gallaudet University?

To be most competitive at Gallaudet University, you should strive to earn between 14 and 18 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 18 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Gallaudet University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 18, and three out of four students scored lower than 18 on the ACT.

A 14 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Gallaudet University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 14.

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Transferring to Gallaudet University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Gallaudet University.

Transfer students can enroll in Gallaudet University during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term

Gallaudet University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Gallaudet University?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Gallaudet University.

Does Gallaudet University accept transfer credits?

Gallaudet University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Do I have to submit test scores to Gallaudet University?

Gallaudet University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Gallaudet University's acceptance rate?

Gallaudet University's acceptance rate is 60%.

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Gallaudet University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Gallaudet University? Gallaudet University is a somewhat selective institution. The Gallaudet University acceptance rate is 60%. This means that the institution accepts 60 out of every 100 applicants.



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Gallaudet University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 30

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Gallaudet University is Jul 30.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Gallaudet University ACT Scores


ACT Range

14 - 18

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

18 and Above


14 to 18


14 and Less


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Gallaudet University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

820 - 1040


Math SAT Range

405 - 530


Reading SAT Range

385 - 510

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Gallaudet University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Gallaudet University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.3. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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