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 $35,200.
NCAA Division I (without football)
Atlantic Sun Conference
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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.164 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.162 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities374 Graduates
Hospitality and Tourism Management201 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies148 Graduates
Elementary Education78 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.197 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.230 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
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!
Overall FGCU is a good school. It is located in a small beach town. They should have more housing options off campus. All on campus dorms should be available to all students, not seperated by class. The school offers reasonable tuition, caring teachers, and staff. Could have more advisors. Advisors need better training. Students know more about registration than they do. Did not like mandatory overnight orientation, waste of time, one day would have been better. Orientation was disorganized and registration for classes was put on hold until orientation was complete. Financial Aid office processes disbursements extremely slow. I would like to see a better Art Program. More courses should be available for Art, specifically in animation.
It’s an awesome place that takes advantage of the Florida weather! There’s so much to do at FGCU with so many great people to meet. I’d say I made my best friend for life here. The staff here is marvelous, minus some bad professors. I didn’t choose FGCU at first but I have no regrets going here! There’s nothing I’d change about it, beside Chick-Fil-A line!