Location
Fort Myers, FL
Undergrads
9,724
Tuition (in-state)
$25,112 ($6,068)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 1486 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: I have yet to take a class that I found boring or superfluous to my college experience.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Academics: Although I have only been at the school for a year I like the way the curriculum encompass a wide variety of subjects.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I was fortunate enough to have covered all expenses for my freshman year with the help of several scholarships.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I have not actively sought alternative housing options.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: I have noticed that there is little diversity. The majority of student tend to come from the same ethnic heritage and economic status.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Although I do not participate in an organized sports team I do take advantage of the various campus rec facilities available to us like the pool and the lake front.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: My favorite thing about FGCU is its beautiful architecture.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: A majority of the students are part of the Greek community.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Like most schools there are strict policies about the topics discussed above.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I love the privacy of my own room. The dorms are great and there is lots to do in terms of campus rec.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I had a few night classes and I always felt safe walking to and from campus.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The town is quite small and everything closes at around 9.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Diversity: Campus is very diverse with many different religious, political clubs, ethnic/racial, sexual orientation groups on campus.

2 College Senior

Campus Dining: Campus dining is expensive and not anything I couldn't make in my microwave.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Overall Experience: As long as you are involved and get to know your professors they will be helpful and can even bump up grades at the end of the semester if necessary

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Overall Experience: The school is getting bigger and gaining more recognition so the value of a degree here will only grow.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life at FGCU is not discriminatory at all like I've seen at other schools, people of all types are accepted and I've never had a negative experience

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: I live off-campus so I am not as familiar with administration policies but I have never had a negative experience myself.

3 College Senior

Athletics: Basketball has gotten school spirit to an all time high, but that being said, I think a football team would greatly improve student moral!

3 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Great for families or older singles, there isn't much do do other than go to the beach and work

1 College Senior

Nightlife: Other than college night on Thursdays, Gulf Coast Town Center, near FGCU's campus is dead and when there are events covers and drink charges are ridiculous.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Campus Housing: Plenty of people to get along with.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Athletics: All I have to say is "Dunk City" baby

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Campus Dining: The food is good, more variety at SoVi is needed

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Amazing times walking around Campus with friends.

3 people found this useful Report
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Victoria Rice
Hometown
Clearwater, FL
Major
Education
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Many FGCU students like the University, for the most part. Involvement in activities is often key. Getting involved in organizations like intramural sports and attending campus events are two great ways to make friends on campus. You come to the school not knowing anyone, but it's up to you to make that change. However, one drawback that students note is that some FGCU students still act like they are in high school, having their own little groups and cliques. Either way, it's good to remember that your college experience is up to you. Other students will tell you that they couldn't imagine themselves anywhere else!

Although Florida Gulf Coast University is often considered a very small school with not much going on, many learn to love the tight-knit homeyness of it. Fort Myers may not be a vast metropolis with a lot to do, but there is still plenty to get involved with on campus; plus, Fort Myers does have a variety of places to eat at. Overall, the campus is clean, and for a young school, is growing every day. FGCU is a great school for any freshman to start at or for any transfer student to transfer to.

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