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Florida Gulf Coast University

10501 Fgcu Blvd S, Fort Myers, FL

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Florida Gulf Coast University is a public institution located in Fort Myers, FL and provides a large number of educational opportunities for students. Enrollment at FGCU is nearly 12,000 per year.

Areas of study available at Florida Gulf Coast University include but are not limited to:

  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Education

To be considered for admissions, students may be required to complete an application, write a personal statement, and submit high school records and test scores, which are then evaluated by admissions staff. Very common scores among applicants admitted to FGCU are within the range of 20 - 23 for the ACT exam, or 1390 - 1640 on the SAT. 58% of those students that apply are accepted to this school, of which 48% choose to attend. More information from the admissions office can be found at fgcu.edu.

Tuition & fees at this school vary for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state tuition costs nearly $6,100 per year and out-of-state tuition costing $25,000 annually. Student housing is available on-campus for students. The yearly cost of housing is around $5,200. Students enrolled at Florida Gulf Coast University may qualify for aid which is generally loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The mascot for Florida Gulf Coast University is the "Eagles", and they participate in intercollegiate athletic programs through the oversight and organization of the NCAA. Athletic programs available may include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Golf (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Soccer (NCAA Division I-AAA)

Students should take a look at the school's www.fgcu.edu to view additional information.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may provide a better idea of the students Florida Gulf Coast University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Florida Gulf Coast University is about 15,000, with undergraduate students making up about 93% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

$13,800

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $13,800. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $30 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $4,200-$5,000
    • Out-of-State: $22,000-$26,790
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • State Residents: $200-$240 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $840-$1,000 per credit unit
  • May offer prepaid tuition, allowing students to purchase tuition at current rates for future years.

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid71%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships55%$4,091
Receiving Student Loans43%$7,567
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Florida Gulf Coast University may provide student services like those listed below:

  • Online course work available
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation
  • Day care

Graduation Rates

Florida Gulf Coast University has an overall graduation rate which is around 44%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years22%
Graduating in 5 Years16%
Graduating in 6 Years6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Music Program
  • Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
  • Occupational Therapy (OT) Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

Florida Gulf Coast University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-AAA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Atlantic Sun Conference)
  • Basketball (Atlantic Sun Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Florida Gulf Coast University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
60.58%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
71%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
22:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
16

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$4,598