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Florida Gulf Coast University

Fort Myers, FL, USA
3.84 Average Rating

Situated between the Everglades and the Gulf of Mexico, Florida Gulf Coast University is a public institution in southwest Florida. FGCU hosts Colleges of Business, Education, Arts & Sciences, Health, and Engineering conferring undergraduate degrees. In addition, the university is home to the Vester Marine and Environmental Sciences Research Field Station where students and faculty research wetlands and local ecosystems. For sustainability purposes, FGCU has set aside 400 acres of campus for environmental preservation and the university oversees a 15-acre solar field.

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
65%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1140
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2019 May 1, 2020
Fall Regular Decision March 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision December 1, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
15,080
Total Number of Undergrads
14,024
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
22%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
48%
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
$11,716
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$6,118
Out-of-State Tuition
$25,162
0
100
57%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
75%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,435
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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
Fort Myers
Naples
Orlando
Tampa
Miami
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$42,100
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What Students Are Saying

3.84 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