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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    A-
Florida Gulf Coast is an above-average public university located in Florida. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 11,191 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Florida Gulf Coast acceptance rate is 65%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Communications, and Business. Graduating 48% of students, Florida Gulf Coast alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,200.
10501 Fgcu Blvd S
Fort Myers, FL 33965
About Florida Gulf Coast...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Sun Conference

Florida Gulf Coast University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
65%
Application Deadline
May 1
SAT Range
1060-1210
ACT Range
21-25
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$11,716/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,435/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
75%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.151 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.175 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.173 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
3
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    42%
  • On Campus
    53%
  • Online
    5%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
11,191Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,686
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 110 responses
Report
  • Spirted
    25%
  • Friendly
    23%
  • Some students are more involved than others.
    23%
  • Chill
    17%
  • Involved
    5%
  • Not involved as much
    3%
  • Open-minded
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.208 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.241 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 116 responses
Report
  • Nature incorporated
    37%
  • Improving exponentially
    16%
  • Eco-friendly
    10%
  • Future Driven
    9%
  • Helpful and Hands on
    9%
  • Embraces diversity, eco-friendly
    8%
  • Serendipity
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.101 responses
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There are many opportunities such as research and many student organizations! There are many ways for you to get involved! Campus events are great and creative. Professors care, and all the FGCU staff is there to help you with whatever you need. There is something for everyone, no matter what major or path you are planning to take. Southwest Florida is beautiful anyway, and the campus might be small but it is very nice.
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Florida Gulf Coast University is a wonderful 4-year university. It has a lot of perks to it like the location, the variety of things to do in Fort Myers, the jobs available, it is a D1 school and has amazing sports teams, and it also is a beautiful campus. For me, I love a spirited campus with lots of sports teams and games to attend, while we do have an amazing basketball team and arena, i totally wish there was a football team! Otherwise, it is an amazing school and I love it here.
To start, this campus is beautiful. FGCU is surrounded by nature preserve areas, hiking trails, and more. The academics aren't far behind the greatness of the campus. My experience with the professors has been phenomenal. My previous professors have genuinely cared for the students being able to pass. They have given advice on homework and how to better things submitted. They encourage students to do their best and to keep pursuing their careers. The freshman dorms were great, especially compared to other universities. The dorms can be compared to small apartments. There are individual rooms and a small kitchen space. The campus is also very diverse, which makes it great to learn about other cultures and meet new people.