Florida Gulf Coast University

Fort Myers, FL

Florida Gulf Coast University

Fort Myers, FL

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Tuition & Fees

$6,170

$24,307

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
34%
500-599
60%
400-499
3%
700-800
2%
600-699
21%
500-599
68%
400-499
9%
30-36
4%
24-29
36%
18-23
57%
12-17
3%
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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

1

teacher

21

students

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Moderately Selective

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,157
Declined 4,578
Total Received 13,735
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Public

13,699

undergraduate students

1,327

graduate students

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School Facts

Florida Gulf Coast University, founded in 1991, is a public, coeducational, liberal arts university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Health Professions, and Professional Studies. Its 760-acre campus is located in Fort Myers.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 15,026
Established in 1991
Coeducational Coeducational

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760-acre campus in Fort Myers (population: 79,943). Served by air and bus; train serves Tampa (123 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Southwest Florida International

Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers
33965-6565

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
35%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
no
No freshman housing consideration
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government
  • Ignite (Religious Organization)
  • International Club
  • Martial Arts Club
  • Physical Therapy Association

Top Events

  • Nest Fest (annual concert)
  • Fright Night (Halloween party)
  • Eaglepalooza (campus recreation festival)
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
16%
Top 1/4
43%
Top 1/2
78%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
34%
500-599
60%
400-499
3%
700-800
2%
600-699
21%
500-599
68%
400-499
9%
30-36
4%
24-29
36%
18-23
57%
12-17
3%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $30
Application deadline March 1
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.93

Moderately Selective

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,157
Declined 4,578
Total Received 13,735

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

class rank

Considered

extracurricular activities
talent/ability

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 85
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no
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Financial Facts

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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Football, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Football, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Water polo

Club Sports Men

Fencing, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Skiing (downhill), Weight lifting, Wrestling

Club Sports Women

Fencing, Lacrosse, Sailing, Skiing (downhill), Weight lifting, Wrestling

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Anthropology
Art/Art Studies, General
Athletic Training/Trainer
Biochemistry
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biotechnology
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Computer Software Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Finance, General
Forensic Science and Technology
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
History, General
Informatics
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Therapy/Therapist
Philosophy
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Health, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Resort Management
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

15,026

total students

92%

in-state

8%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

91%

13,699
students

Female
56%
7,657

Male
44%
6,042

9%

1,327
students

Female
48%
639

Male
52%
688

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

81%

11,194
students

Female
57%
6,340

Male
43%
4,854

19%

2,505
students

Female
53%
1,317

Male
47%
1,188

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 80%
Student 4 year graduation rate 23%
Student 5 year graduation rate 21%
Student 6 year graduation rate 6%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
22%
Hispanic/Latino
61%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

1,098

Transfer students enrolled

7%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: July 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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