Florida Gulf Coast is an above-average public university located in Florida. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 10,973 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Florida Gulf Coast acceptance rate is 64%. 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 $34,000.
NCAA Division I (without football)
Atlantic Sun Conference
Florida Gulf Coast University Rankings
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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.161 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.159 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities374 Graduates
Hospitality and Tourism Management201 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies148 Graduates
Elementary Education78 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.194 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.227 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.101 responses
Florida Gulf Coast University Reviews
Florida Gulf Coast University offers a quality education in a beautiful location. The local town center has a variety of stores, restaurants, and nightlife. Dorm rooms and campus housing offer privacy and an inclusive environment. While this may not be a football college, it is home to an awesome basketball and hockey team! FGCU is dedicated to creating a safe environment for all students. Everyone can download a guardian eagle app and there are multiple emergency safe buttons around campus. Although the there are a variety of clubs and activities students can engage in, you must be willing to put yourself out there to get involved. But don’t worry, there is a place for everyone!
The first few days before classes started, there were a lot of student activists to get involved in. I feel very safe on the campus which was a main concern of mine. The school, dorms, and grounds are always keep clean. The administration personal and teachers are all very patient and helpful. No matter where you come from, there is always somewhere you can fit in. I love FGCU!
If you are looking for a state school with the feel of a small private school FGCU is for you! Classes are small which makes accessing your professor MUCH easier. Many take our greek life for granted since we do not have houses, but this makes it more affordable and accessible. Go Greek! The campus is in Estero which is minutes away from the gorgeous beaches of Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Naples, Sanibel, and Marco Island.