B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
Florida Gulf Coast University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Sun Conference
Address
10501 FGCU Blvd South
Fort Myers, FL 33965
Website

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.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
56%
Application Deadline
May 1
SAT Range
990-1150
ACT Range
22-26
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$13,842/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,264/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,174/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,014/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,026/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,016/ year

Academics

Professors
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
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.156 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.154 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,803Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 93 responses
Report
  • Spirted
    30%
  • Chill
    20%
  • Some students are more involved than others.
    20%
  • Friendly
    19%
  • Involved
    5%
  • Not involved as much
    3%
  • Apathetic
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.189 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.222 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 97 responses
Report
  • Nature incorporated
    39%
  • Improving exponentially
    19%
  • Eco-friendly
    9%
  • Future Driven
    8%
  • Embraces diversity, eco-friendly
    7%
  • Helpful and Hands on
    6%
  • Serendipity
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.101 responses
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I am currently a Junior at FGCU. So far, my college journey has been excellent! My advisors and the majority of the teachers I've had so far have been extremely helpful! They are extremely detailed and I can tell they are passionate about what they do for students.

One area that could use some improvement is the financial aid office. For some reason, it is difficult to get in contact with the office unless one is physically in their office. It is easier to send an email or make a phone call than it is to take a shuttle to the building (in my case). Also, the lines to get a hold of financial aid advisors are extremely long and unorganized.
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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.
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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!