Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU)

Fort Myers, FL

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Florida Gulf Coast University

Florida Gulf Coast University Student Essentials

Florida Gulf Coast University Student Essentials
Region: Southeast
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Eagles
Nickname: FGCU
Website: www.fgcu.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $5,352
Out-of-State Tuition: $22,822
Retention Rate: 74%
Enrollment: 10,329
Year Established: 1991

About FGCU

The youngest university in the Florida State University System, Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) has grown and continues to grow at a rapid pace.

Located in South Myers, Florida, FGCU is constantly updating its academic programs to include more and more cutting-edge, relevant and in-demand programs. The youngest of its departments, the Forensics and Criminal Justice divisions, are adding more programs all the time.

FGCU offers other in-demand career options such as bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Social Work, a bachelor’s in Community Health, a master’s in Occupational Therapy and degrees in Nursing, Business, Education and Engineering as well as arts and science offerings.

Online offerings at FGCU are impressive and allow students to obtain bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Business, Public Administration, Legal Studies, Teaching and several other fields.

Attentive to the varying needs of its students, FGCU also offers associate’s degrees and certificates leading to highly marketable careers in medicine and the legal industry, among others.

FGCU’s student life has also blossomed. Campus art galleries, a theatre, sports, Greek life and student organizations are just some of the offerings.

FGCU’s student services are sure to meet all students wherever they are and give them the support they need. Tutoring, supplemental instruction, regularly held job and internship fairs, counseling, international and multicultural student services and an outreach program for disadvantaged students are just some of the programs available.

Financial aid is available to eligible students through the traditional sources such as grants, loans, scholarships and work-study.

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FGCU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 2 Reviews

50% of students gave Florida Gulf Coast University 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Overall Rating

I VISITED THE SCHOOL WITH A FRIEND THAT ATTENDS FGCU, I WAS SO TAKEN BY THE CAMPUS AND THE STUDENTS. AND THE RELATIONSHIP THEY HAD WITH THE FACULTY OF THE SCHOOL, THAT I IMMEDIATELY PUT FGCU AS THE TOP UNIVERSITY I WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND. AND BEING A FASTPITCH SOFTBALLPLAYER I HAVE HAD THE OPPORTUNITIES TO VISIT MANY COLLEGES THRU OUT OUR COUNTRY. THANK YOU


Overall Rating

I liked the laidback atmosphere. The students seemed calm and happy and I love all the palm trees. I like the variety of majors to choose from and the option to participate in intramural sports. I also liked the modern buildings and the fact that the school always seems to be improving and expanding.


FGCU Map & Location

Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, FL 33965


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Getting Around FGCU

Walkability

Good walkability. We think you’ll enjoy walking in this area.

6/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Fort Myers, FL

Winter
Dec
77
56
Jan
75
54
Feb
77
56
Spring
Mar
80
59
Apr
85
63
May
89
69
Summer
Jun
92
74
Jul
92
75
Aug
92
75
Fall
Sep
91
74
Oct
87
69
Nov
81
62

FGCU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 8,857
Freshman Class 3,155
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 10,329

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 14%
  • African American: 5%
  • Caucasian: 78%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Unknown and Other: 1%
Latino 14%
African American 5%
Caucasian 78%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 2%
Unknown and Other 1%

Undergraduate 86%
Graduate 14%
Full-Time 85%
Part-Time 15%
Women 58%
Men 42%
International 2%
Domestic 98%

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