FGCU Description

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.

Quick Facts about Florida Gulf Coast University

Region

Southeast

Setting

Large Town Setting

Type

Public

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

FGCU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4.5

5 star
  1 review
4 star
  1 review
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2 star
 
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50% of students gave Florida Gulf Coast University 5 stars overall.

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

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:
4

Detailed Ratings

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.

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FGCU Students

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

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
86%
Graduate
14%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
80%
Part-Time
20%

Students Coming From In-State vs. Out-of-State

In-State
67%
Out-of-State
33%

Gender of Students

Women
57%
Men
43%

Ethnic Diversity

African-American
5%
Asian
2%
Caucasian
77%
Latino
13%
Other
3%

Students State Origin

Florida
67%
New York
1%
Other
32%

International Students

International
1%
Domestic
99%

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