Fort Myers, FL
Tuition (in-state)
$25,112 ($6,068)
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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: There simply needs to be a train system built that can travel to any major metropolitan market throughout Florida in order for me to give a five-star rating. Until then, most of the roads here are clear and not much traffic to be found in an early morning commute.

3 College Junior

Transportation: It's Florida, so mass transportation isn't our modus operandi, so to speak.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: The buses are very packed.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Shuttles take us from class to the dorms and even to the shopping center.

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2 College Sophomore

Transportation: To get off campus is kind of difficult with few options if you dont have a car. There's a campus shuttle that takes you to Town Center but only Thurs-Sat and until 9pm. If you want to go anywhere else you have to either take the city bus, ride a bik, or ask someone for a ride.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 70th
    Best Campus Transit
  • 601st
    Best Car Campuses
  • 648th
    Most Easily Accessible Town

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Victoria Rice
Clearwater, FL
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Transportation at FGCU is very easy and free. The shuttles are a great start, but there could be more. There is a little trouble during busy times and having to wait for buses, particularly around 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. when a lot of people have class. Students should leave an hour to 30 minutes before they need to be on campus to avoid being late for class.

More off-campus options would be great. The Gulf Coast Town Center shuttle mostly runs on the weekends; it would be a great break in the day for students if they could go during the week in between classes!

Facts & Statistics

Best Ways to Get Around Town
  • Car
  • Shuttle
Best Ways to Get to the Airport
Having a friend drive you to the airport

Safety Escort ServicesWhat's This?

Police Escort
(239) 590-1900
During the evening/nighttime hours

Campus ShuttleWhat's This?

West Lake Village shuttle

The shuttle picks students up at the circle in front of the West Lake Village office; return trips will be from the Student Plaza.

(239) 590-1414

Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

On-campus housing shuttle

The shuttle operates every 15 minutes, going from McTarnaghan Hall to each laundry room in North Lake Village to Biscayne Hall.

(239) 590-1414

Daily 7:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters

Gulf Coast Town Center shuttle

The shuttle picks up students at Biscayne and the Commons at the bottom of the hours.

(239) 590-1414

Thursday-Sunday 3:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

Public TransitWhat's This?

Lee County Transit

Visit the Lee Tran website for schedules.

Monday-Saturday 5 a.m.-9:45 p.m.

Sunday 6 a.m.-9:20 p.m.

6035 Landing View Rd.

Nearest AirportWhat's This?

Southwest Florida International Airport

11000 Terminal Access Rd., Suite 8671

(239) 590-4800

Nearest Passenger BusWhat's This?


2250 Widman Way

(239) 334-1011

Nearest Passenger TrainWhat's This?


6050 Plaza Dr.

(800) 872-7245

Student Polls

How convenient is the campus-provided transportation?    Based on 72 responses

  • 0% Nonexistent.
  • 0% Extremely difficult to utilize-it's not reliable nor is it convenient for a student's schedule.
  • 6% Moderately difficult to utilize, the pick-up times and locations are far and few between.
  • 31% Somewhat accessible with a schedule that usually parallels class times.
  • 64% Easily accessible, runs frequently and has many pick-up locations.

How necessary is it to have a car on campus?    Based on 71 responses

  • 0% You can't have a car here.
  • 3% Cars are totally pointless. Everything you need is within walking distance.
  • 65% Students usually walk or take the bus, but cars are nice for venturing outside the bus line.
  • 21% The shuttle/bus service often fails to meet student needs, so a car is very practical.
  • 11% Campus is isolated, so students rely mostly on cars to get them where they need to go.

How easy is it to get around town?    Based on 70 responses

  • 1% Very difficult.
  • 7% Fairly difficult.
  • 51% Fairly easy.
  • 40% Very easy.

Rate the cost of the following transit options    Based on 66 responses

  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of the following transit options    Based on 67 responses

Very convenient
  • Campus shuttle
  • Public transportation
  • Taxis
  • Zip cars

Rate the convenience of long-distance transportation to travel between home and school    Based on 66 responses

Very convenient
  • Airport
  • Passenger bus
  • Passenger train
  • Ride sharing


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