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Florida Gulf Coast University
  • 4 Year
  • Fort Myers, FL

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade A
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade A+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade A

editorial

Florida Gulf Coast is an above-average public university located in Florida. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 11,211 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Florida Gulf Coast acceptance rate is 67%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Communications, and Hospitality and Tourism Management. Graduating 50% of students, Florida Gulf Coast alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,200.

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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.

FGCU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
67%
Application Deadline
March 1
SAT Range
1060-1210
ACT Range
21-25
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$11,621 / 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
$6,116 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
77%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade 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
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 177 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 175 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
  • All
    5%
  • None
    52%
  • Some
    43%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
11,211 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,511
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 112 responses
  • Spirted
    25%
  • Friendly
    24%
  • Some students are more involved than others.
    22%
  • Chill
    17%
  • Involved
    5%
  • Not involved as much
    3%
  • Open-minded
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 210 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 243 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 118 responses
  • Nature incorporated
    37%
  • Improving exponentially
    15%
  • Eco-friendly
    11%
  • Future Driven
    8%
  • Helpful and Hands on
    8%
  • Embraces diversity, eco-friendly
    8%
  • Serendipity
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
50%
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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