Florida Gulf Coast University Summary

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The Library Annex and Reed Hall

Basic Statistics

Location
Fort Myers, FL
Website
www.fgcu.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
9,724
Part-Time Undergrads
2,506
Setting
Suburban
In-State Tuition
$6,068
Out-of-State Tuition
$25,112
Room & Board
$8,342
Acceptance Rate
68 %
Admission Difficulty
Average
Average SAT Scores
1390–1650
Average ACT Scores
20–23

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Small class sizes
  • The school is fairly new.
  • Not a big campus
  • Great campus atmosphere

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Not enough things to do in the area
  • No football
  • Not enough school spirit
  • Parking

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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.

Florida Gulf Coast Student Reviews

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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.

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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.

1 person found this useful Report
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.

1 person found this useful Report
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