Florida Gulf Coast University
Fort Myers, FL, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
64%
Acceptance Rate
13,832
Students Applied
68%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
1816
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important 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 May 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision December 1, 2019
Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$30
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
81%
Out-Of-State Students
7%
US States Represented
45
Countries Represented
84
66%
Submitting ACT
54%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 24
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1141
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
520
75th
600
Reading
25th
540
75th
610
3.90
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
54%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
13
Top 25%
36
Top 50%
75
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
320
$30k - $48k
248
$48k - $75k
262
$75k - $110k
224
$110k+
343

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 888-889-1095
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.84 Average Rating
One main tip I go by is to scope out your classrooms beforehand. By doing this, on the first day of school it'll be a lot easier to find your classes and calculate how much time you'll need to get from one place to another. Also, parking is usually hectic, so make sure to give yourself a good extra 10-15 minutes to find a parking spot if you'll be driving to campus.
Jennifer from Cape Coral, FL
Try and take as many of the interesting pre-reqs Gulf Coast has to offer before you hit your upperclassmen years.
Try to live on campus for as long as possible, almost no university compares to our lake side housing at FGCU.
Nicole from Weston, FL
Study hard and learn how to balance your time between school , work and friends. Getting involved helped me gain confidence and many friends
Joni-marie from Coral Springs, FL
Make multiple copies of the syllabus and keep them everywhere. Keep up with reading and it helps to start studying when you find out a test date, not the night or just hours before. Also, go to extra help if a professor offers it and participate in class.
Catherine from Dunedin, FL
Biology is the hardest class I had ever taken. It was a wake up call to me. Just study, go to class, pay attention in class and you will do fine.
Amberose from Osprey, FL
MEET WITH YOUR PROFESSORS! Going in for help makes all the difference so take advantage of office hours. Also, make sure you don't procrastinate. You know all your assignments from the first day of class so if you keep up with deadlines you will do just fine. FGCU is a growing university. Don't be scared off because it isn't as big as the other Florida colleges. It is still a lot of fun and provides an amazing education. Several of FGCU's educational programs are amongst the top and have great credibility. I visited over 20 college campuses and FGCU stood out the most to me.
Allison from South Elgin, IL
Be prepared for Biology! It is an eye opener to college and one of the hardest courses they offer here. Although for the most part if you follow the syllabus, go to class, pay attention, and study for test, you will do just fine.
Carter from Fort Myers, FL
Do your homework. The syllabus is your Bible! Show up to class. Have fun and get involved!
Alicia from Bonita Springs, FL