Gallaudet University Top Questions

Describe the students at your school.




What are your experiences with racial, religious, LGBT, socio-economic, and/or other groups on campus? -there are religious people on campus, I think, no one really tells their religion unless you ask them. -most students are white -lots of female students -the men are usually gay -people dress very simply unless they are grad students, then they dress up more -there are lots of people in the frats, but its a silent campus so you don't really know they exist unless you are part of them What kind of student would feel out of place at this school? What do most students wear to class? -people wear anything from sweats, jeans, t-shirts, keep it simple -students that like to talk feel out of place here, especially if they talk on their cell phone a lot Do different types of students interact? -yes, there are some international students and they make friends easily with people from the US -there are students from all over the US here Where are most of the students from? -usa -brazil -italy -africa -canada - What financial backgrounds are most prevalent? -middle class Are students politically aware / active? -not at all, which is a surprise for it being in DC Are they predominantly left, right or center? - no idea, i would say democratic since the school is liberal and in DC Do students talk about how much they'll earn one day? -nope, most students here don't have jobs, its hard to get one even if you have work study


Interesting as they come from different backgrounds but one thing we share in common is our deafness for the most of the students here.


From what I can tell the student body is extremely diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, nationality, American geography, communication preference, age, sexual orientation and gender identity, disability, educational background, and language. Unfortunately, those differences often seem to hang there like the "elephant in the room" and I mostly see students breaking off to be with other students who are culturally similar. The student body is not very politically active, unless it has something to do with deaf issues.


My classmates are competitve, outgoing, and passionate in all fields of interest.


Lecturer use sign language as vital communicate to hearing impaired students.


They have very diverse background, easygoing and generally friendly students.


I'm a class of 2011, my classmates are great. We come from different states, some of them are outside of United States. From there, we meeting many new people from diversity places, states, and school. From there, we made many new friends and during our freshman year, we all living in same dorm which is for freshman kids only so it's so nice for us to meeting all freshmen in dorm. We getting know eachothers mostly from dorm not in classroom. My classmates are very unique. We treat each others like a family!




The majority of classmates tend to party often, but there are also groups of classmates who choose to go against the society and become non-conformists. Diversity is not very high at the campus, but once you get around and know people better, you realize that Gallaudet University is far more diverse in a unique way than you'd initially think.