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Gallaudet University

Washington, DC 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate60%
Acceptance Rate60%

Gallaudet University Admissions

If you are applying to Gallaudet University, the application fee costs $50.

Gallaudet University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Gallaudet University's admissions stats.

Gallaudet University 2022 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%
Waitlist No

Gallaudet University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Gallaudet University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Considering Applying Early to Gallaudet University?

Gallaudet University does not offer early decision or early action.

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Transferring to Gallaudet University

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

For Students Waitlisted to Gallaudet University

Gallaudet University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Gallaudet University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Gallaudet University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Gallaudet University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Application Essay Very Important
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Gallaudet University for more information on admission factors.

Gallaudet University Application Requirements

To apply to Gallaudet University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Gallaudet University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements ACT or SAT scores
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Gallaudet University?

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

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Gallaudet University considers 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 2022, 23% of Gallaudet University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 75% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Gallaudet University?

To be competitive with other Gallaudet University applicants, you should aim to score 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.

What is 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.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Gallaudet University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Gallaudet University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

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. Gallaudet University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

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?

✅ The acceptance rate for Gallaudet University is 60%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Gallaudet University?

❌ Gallaudet University does not offer early decision.

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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.


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

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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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