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.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.151 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.175 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.173 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities391 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies182 Graduates
Hospitality and Tourism Management160 Graduates
Health Service Preparatory Studies134 Graduates
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.208 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.241 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.101 responses
Florida Gulf Coast University Reviews
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.
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.