- Fort Myers, FL
- 4 Year
Florida Gulf Coast University is ...
NCAA Division I (without football)
Atlantic Sun Conference
Florida Gulf Coast University Rankings
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- 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.156 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.154 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities394 Graduates
Hotel and Resort Management213 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies163 Graduates
Business Administration and Management152 Graduates
Elementary Education81 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.189 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.222 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
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My time at Florida Gulf University, was one of the best experiences I had in my life. I learned so much from the professors, and made friends that I know will be in life for a very long time. I loved living on campus because the outside scenery made it look so beautiful and me feel as if I was living at a resort. Living in the dorms, I liked that I was able to have my own room, but still had a chance to meet and live with other people. When it came to academics, I liked fact that the classes were small so that professors actually get a chance to learn my name. Overall, the people on campus are very and there always events going on to entertain students. I will definitely cherish the the time that I spent there.
As a freshman in college, I am excited about living in the SoVi dorms, they are close together, and incredibly nice and new. All the options within SoVi are good, I actually considered all of them. The amenities built as amazing, because it was all built 4 years ago, they have put in all latest things that any freshman could think of, of course making it the perfect home away from home. The convenience of their relatively close proximity to each other makes it more central and involved, allowing people to connect with others who they have never seen before. This itself allows a more positive communal atmosphere, I already made so many new friends who aren't in any of my classes or living hall, all just from simply sitting by the pool. The cost of the dorms if about average, after speaking to other friends living in other colleges dorms, SoVi is about a couple hundred dollars more, but they are way bigger and nicer than those of other colleges, so the price is completely justifiable. Finally, the ease of the housing process was phenomenal! It was so quick and simple that I couldn't believe it. The school responded to my application within a few days, in addition to sharing my roommate contact information. This was extremely helpful as her and I have already started communicating!
Although it may not be the number one school in America, I truly feel like I am getting a top notch education. Having the amazing faculty and resources all in the palm of my hand allows me to have the confidence that I am truly capable of anything. The academics at the school are still challenging enough that if you amerce yourself into them, you will achieve great things. The professors are all different but share the common core of wanting each other their students to succeed, and have the necessary skills needed to thrive in their desired pathway. F.G.C.U offers such a vast variety of courses that honestly you can study anything, just to prove it, I am currently enrolled in a Apocalypse class! The class styles vary by each professor but are usually fun and involved, in all honesty having some 7:30 am classes isn't the most fun but I actually look forward to each session and what I am going to learn that day. Finally, having ADHD has had it's challenges in my academic life, I have always required more guidance and assistance from my teachers than the average student, so when I was told that the average class size was 33 people at F.G.C.U., I instantly felt comfortable, because I know that my professor will truly learn how I am as a student, and work with me to achieve the best possible result.