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Florida Gulf Coast University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
10,334
Total Undergrads
Including 2,135 Part-time
2,224
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 21 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

56% Women
44% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-AAA

Atlantic Sun Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

6
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $76,638)
8
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $72,109)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 30 - - -
Basketball 15 16 - Yes
Golf 12 8 - -
Soccer 30 27 Yes Yes
Softball - 19 Yes -
Swimming and Diving - 36 - -
Tennis 13 10 Yes Yes
Track and Field, X-Country 10 9 - -
Volleyball - 20 Yes Yes
Archery - - Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - - Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Water Polo - - Yes -
Water Sports - - Yes -
Weight Lifting - - Yes -
Wrestling - - Yes -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.3%
Black/non-Hispanic 5.2%
Hispanic 13.4%
Non-resident alien 1.6%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 0.8%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 76.0%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 5%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 7
Liquor Law Violation 19
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 1
Property Crime 4

Notable Alumni

  • Andy Stickel, bass player for 7 Blue Skies
  • Brooke Sweat, professional volleyball player
  • Casey Coleman, MLB pitcher
  • Chris Sale, MLB pitcher
  • Courtney Jolly, professional monster truck driver
  • Derek Lamely, professional golfer
  • Don Carman, retired MLB pitcher
  • Matt Caldwell, Florida State House of Representatives
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Nicole from Weston, FL
  • 5
  • Dorm life at FGCU is beyond amazing! The apartment style dorms have 4 bedrooms 2 full bathrooms a huge living room and best of all a full kitchen in each…

  • May-31-2012 Read More
  • Bailey from Boca Raton, FL
  • 5
  • The dorms are very fun and comfortable at the same time. There are many activities in the freshman dorms to help students get accumulated to college life. Also there are…

  • Jun-15-2012 Read More
  • Anonymous
  • 5
  • FGCU has hands down the best dorms!! You can live on the schools lake, what's better than that!…

  • Aug-10-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Brina from Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Aug-08-2014 I am a current student here

    We have most of the major food franchise on campus which makes it great for those who don't yet have a car. THE FOOD IS INCREDIBLE!

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  • 4
  • Rachel from Sunrise, FL
  • Jul-22-2014 I am a current student here

    On campus we have a lot of choices like Subway, Chick-fil-a, Taco Bell, Starbucks, Jamba Juice, Einstein's, and a sushi bar as well as an organic pizzeria. In South Village there is SoVi which in my opinion has its days. Some things are good but others aren't, it all depends what you like. I didn't have a meal plan, I didn't find it worth it for the amount you spend on it.

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  • 5
  • Nichole from Port Charlotte, FL
  • Jun-12-2014 I am a current student here

    FGCU has a wide variety of places to eat on campus. Listed below are some of the best places to eat on campus: Chick Fil A Jamba Juice Blu Sushi Starbucks Subway Taco Bell Sovi (South Village dining hall) and more...

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  • 3
  • Wyatt from Odessa, FL
  • Jun-11-2014 I am a current student here

    Honestly, the food is alright. I wouldn't recommend getting a meal plan because I was naive enough to get on and it clearly wasn't worth what I was paying for it. So, if you can avoid it DON'T GET A MEAL PLAN! Just make your own food. But sometimes you can't avoid it. There's plenty of dining options on campus such as: Starbuck's, Einstein's Bagels, SubWay, Taco Bell, Organic Pizza, Jamba Juice, Blu Sushi and there's a few small convenience shops on campus too as well as the dining hall. The food in the dining hall is what really makes this score a 3/5 instead of a higher option. The food in the dining hall is for the most part is not too bad, but sometimes it is just horrible. It's as though they don't know how to cook food. For example; the rice - it's ALWAYS crunchy, who doesn't know how to cook rice?! and another thing... Egg Pizza, need I say more? As a person who loves to cook, its almost insulting that they can't cook properly most of the time, but I digress. There are a few ties however where the food is delicious.

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  • 4
  • Chad Dunk City Eagle
  • Jun-08-2014 I am a current student here

    FGCU has multiple options for their students. Chick Fill A, Blue Sushi, and Subway are just a few of the well known restaurants on campus. There is also Sovi dining which has a mixture of delicious food items for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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  • 3
  • Samuel from Fort Myers, FL
  • Jun-05-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I'm not sure about the food because i haven't had it yet but you have the option of many different meal plans and the ability to make your own food as well.

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  • 4
  • Catherine from Estero, FL
  • May-20-2014 I am a current student here

    There are various options on campus. Einstiens, Starbucks, Subway, Taco Bell, Chickfila, Sushi, Pizza, Jamba Juice, convenient store, dining hall, coffee shop/caf���©.

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  • 3
  • Lindsay from Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • May-12-2014 I am a current student here

    There is a large selection of dining options on this campus, including a dining hall near the freshman dorms, and on the main campus there is an Einstein's, Chick-fil-A, Starbucks, Jamba Juice, sushi bar, and a small dining area will coffee and sandwiches on the far end of campus.

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  • 4
  • Matt from Orlando, FL
  • May-08-2014 I am a current student here

    The dining hall food isn't like something from a 5 star restaurant, but is good. There are good food and drink options on campus as well.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Rachel from Sunrise, FL
  • Jul-22-2014 I am a current student here

    We have fraternities and sororities and what's great is that since we don't have Greek houses, the fees are WAY cheaper than at FSU or UCF. It's a great way to meet people and expand your friendship circle. One thing though is you don't have to be in a frat or a sorority to have a good college experience. You will make friends and you will have fun either way.

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  • 0
  • Wyatt from Odessa, FL
  • Jun-11-2014 I am a current student here

    This is the one that a lot of people have questions about. So here it goes. There are approximately 5 Fraternities, 5 Sororities, and 5 or so Multicultural Organizations (both Fraternity and Sorority) FGCU as a institution has a Zero Tolerance policy for hazing, as many institutions do as well. But FGCU takes it a step farther. Their Judicial process for accused hazing organizations is not Innocent until proven Guilty in fact is quite the opposite. There was an organization on campus that was kicked off campus because of an alleged hazing incident. FGCU doesn't take it lightly and neither do I or does my organization Kappa Sigma. Anyways, continuing on from that slight depressed point, the GPC (Greek Programming Council) holds Greek Week every year on campus, in which all the organizations on campus are made into teams and compete against one another for prizes. It's a great time! Joining a Greek organization honestly isn't as bad as it sounds, It's not what it looks like in movies and in TV shows. There isn't parties every Saturday. It's a lot of hard work, to not only improve yourself and your campus but your community. Greek life holds you to a higher standard for learning, and guides you to become a better leader as well as a better student. As far as Greek Life at FGCU is concerned; It's growing and getting better. There's room for improvement. Only 6% of the students at FGCU are in a greek organization. Many of whom work on campus, for the school or are members of student government as well as on sports teams and full time workers at their respective jobs.

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  • 0
  • Chad Dunk City Eagle
  • Jun-08-2014 I am a current student here

    When it comes to Greek life we know how to do it. There are about 10 fraternities and 12 sororities.

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  • 0
  • Catherine from Estero, FL
  • May-20-2014 I am a current student here

    various fraternities and sororities including Kappa Delta, Tri Delta, Zeta Tau Alpha, Chi Omega, Phi Mu, Sigma Chi, Kappa Sigma, Pike, and more!

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  • 0
  • Lindsay from Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • May-12-2014 I am a current student here

    The Greek life on this campus is quickly growing, with a new fraternity or sorority every year. Greek life is highly involved on this campus.

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  • 0
  • Matt from Orlando, FL
  • May-08-2014 I am a current student here

    Our Greek life is pretty solid. We don't have Greek housing yet, but that doesn't take too much away from the experience.

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  • 0
  • Kate from Wellington, FL
  • Sep-24-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life here at FGCU is pretty strong. We don't have Sorority or Fraternity houses, so that makes the costs for joining a lot lower than any other campus.

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