Florida Gulf Coast University

10501 Fgcu Blvd S, Fort Myers, FL
4-year
Medium
Suburban

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Majors offered at Florida Gulf Coast University

Biggest majors
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Psychology, General

Academics at Florida Gulf Coast University

1060-1210
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
21-25
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
22 to 1
Selectivity
Less Selective (65% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Florida Gulf Coast University demographics

64% White
20% Hispanic
7% Black
3% Multiracial
2% Asian
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Common careers for Florida Gulf Coast University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Physical Therapist (PT)75k
Project Engineer69k
Human Resources (HR) Manager64k
Civil Engineer59k
Software Engineer58k
Software Developer57k
Marketing Manager52k
Based on 3,857 student responses
48kAvg. Early Career Pay
78.1kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
57%in High-Meaning careers
10%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Florida Gulf Coast University

Florida Gulf Coast University financial aid

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Student reviews of Florida Gulf Coast University

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100% of students

Known for

Safe campus
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Comfortable dorms
LGBTQ+ friendly
Welcoming student body
Jada Jonassaint
Photography and Photo Editing
Graphic Design
Theater
Art + 6 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I really enjoyed the size of the school. It isn't as huge and overwhelming as larger schools but it isn't too small that you would constantly run into the same people.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Be aware of on-campus housing. I know a couple of people, myself included, that have had issues with mold and ants in the dorms.

Emmalee Crane
Photography and Photo Editing
Art
Music

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

I love the fact that FGCU keeps its class sizes small and gives us the opportunities that some bigger colleges do as well. Their freshman dorms are amazing especially since you have your own room. I live off-campus for my last few years and it isn't far from the school. You do have to search for social life that fits you, but there are clubs for almost everything.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Some of the teachers here are questionable in their ability to teach, not their knowledge. The professors are crazy smart, just some of them should not be teachers. Also, some of the advice isn't amazing, but you can always ask upperclassmen for recommendations.

Jade Chandler
Volleyball

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

College is tough, but with a positive mindset and a hard work ethic, it's not hard to go far. College is also very fun so it's important to remember to get out sometime!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Be aware that college is not like high school in the aspect that homework is less but more in-depth. You're more likely to spend more time on homework for your classes.

Eduarda Goncalves
Painting and Studio Art
Volunteering
Volleyball
Baking + 1 other

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

That is not an extremely large school so we can have closer contact with professors.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Lack of competent advisors and support in the transition from school to college for international students

Olivia Otero
Art
Drawing And Illustration

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

I am not typically an outgoing person; however, being a part of the FGCU student body has changed me a bit. I find myself meeting such interesting people from all over. I learn more about their cultures and views of the world from a different perspective. My experience at FGCU has had such a positive effect on me and spawned an awakening in me. I am not alone. I am surrounded by a diverse population that is having the same experience as me. If I don’t take advantage of meeting new people, I am missing the opportunity for personal growth that will only help me be a better, more well-rounded, person.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The food isn’t that great. Please understand, that I am very picky about my diet and do not have a very expanded palate. I’m sure it’s fine, just not my food favorites. I do go to the dining hall to be with friends and socialize.

Victoria Beauchamp
Reading
Swimming
Animals

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

FGCU is a great school with a gorgeous campus. There is good nightlife but that is not my thing. The buildings are all new and the dorms are the best dorms I've seen at any college.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

One biology professor, the people can be immature but that's most colleges.

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