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Florida Gulf Coast University

Fort Myers, FL, USA
3.86 Average Rating

Florida Gulf Coast University is a public institution based in Fort Myers, Florida. U.S. News & World Report ranks FGCU as the #27 Top Public School. This university is home to Harvey Kapnick Education and Research Center and the Vester Marine and Environmental Sciences Research Field Station where students and faculty can research wetlands and local ecosystems. FGU has set aside 400 acres of campus for environmental preservation, owns a 15-acre solar field, possesses many lakes which are home to various wildlife, and is listed as a Green College by The Princeton Review.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb
In State Students
81%
Out of State Students
16%
0
100
56%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1081
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision May 1, 2019
Other February 15, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
14,983
Total Number of Undergrads
13,820
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
24%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
49%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
22:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$16,108
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$4,191
Out-of-State Tuition
$22,328
0
100
57%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
58%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,892
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
43%
57%
Student Organizations
200
Size of Town
Suburb: Large
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Miami
Tampa
Fort Myers
Naples
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$41,000
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What Students Are Saying

3.86 Average Rating
Florida Gulf Coast is an amazing school. Everyone is spirited, and everyone is sweet. There are a lot of options to get involved, and there is help ready for you whenever you need it. Oh, and the campus is beautiful!
Courtney from Sarasota, FL
FGCU is a small school that is growing very fast. There are small class sizes and plenty of opportunities to get involved on campus.
Zachary from Fort Myers, FL

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