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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I personally have never lived off campus but I've met a few students who do and they seem quite happy with it.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't go to much parties but the few that I've been too were pretty awesome and there were many things to do non alcohol related.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I love the off campus dinning there is a perfect variety of options in the town center and nearby.

4 College Freshman

Administration: So far they seem pretty fair I haven't had any problems with them. The only people I know who have had trouble deserved it.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Last year I received financial aid fairly smoothly. This semester My family is making even less then they did last year but we just received a letter stating that we make too much money to qualify.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: There is so much variety of what you can use the dinning dollars on. but the most convenient option is sovi dinning

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: So many things to do. You can walk out of your dorm and straight into a nature trail. there are countless outside activities and almost as many inside ones.

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3 College Student

Campus Food: There could be more selection but it's great. The good selections cater to all different types of food needs.

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4 College Student

Campus Housing: Living on campus has been a really great start to my college career. I am able to be more independent and support myself instead of living off others(my parents). It was nerve-racking meeting my new roommate but was really awese to spread my wings and meet new people and try new things. Although being fully dependent and having to work almost full time while going to school full time is very difficult to balance it's very worth it and living on campus makes it a whole lot easier.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are a few places to live off-campus that all the students live. Kinda far maybe 15-20 minutes from campus, not enough parking though.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Never really went to the parties during school, I've heard a lot about them. Fraternity parties are prevalent.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Not a whole lot of options, everything is pretty far as well.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Cops tend to go up to you and bother you sometimes. I've been walking around and been asked what was in my 7-11 Slurpee cup before while there was nothing in there. The police pull you over for pointless things. Teachers are nice some are stricter than others.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: You have to call them quite a few times or go in to their office. Just a hassle.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: They are attempting to open up the options in the meal plan, you can now use them at restaurants (Einsteins & Jamba Juice). Meal plans are quite pricey, I never owned a meal plan.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Great freshman dorms, clean and spacious. Each person gets their own room. Cost is quite expensive though. Ease of housing process was fine.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Most people are very openly themselves, as evidenced by their clothing or blasting their music outside of class. People are friendly and easy to approach

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty of different kinds of restaurants around the school, in the Gulf Coast Town Center and at centers in Naples. They range from cheaply priced casual restaurants to more romantic, special-occasion restaurants.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: Everything is done online, and there is an entire office dedicated to financial aid so if you ever have questions there are people you can talk to. I found that applying as soon as possible is incredibly beneficial, and being aware of requirements to obtain financial aid and keep it over the course of your education is important

4 College Junior

Campus Food: There is a good variety of food, and it's all stuff that people like to eat. The prices are fair, some places are more expensive than others, but it's all close enough to classes to grab something on a break or pick up lunch after class.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There aren't any greek housing, however, they are trying to fund greek housing right now. Greek life provides a lot of different events and fundraisers on campus which brings awareness to their philanthropies. I don't think there are any rivalries or hatred from either point of view, meaning greek and non-Greek members.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports are a big thing on campus, especially since the basketball team did so well in recent years. I think getting a football team would be a good investment because the campus is growing so much. However, with the level of sports we have right now students show great support for every single team we have. Our intramural travel sports receive a lot of recognition as well.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of different apartment complexes within 15 minutes of the campus, the availability just varies throughout different times of the year. But most are reasonably priced.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are three different options to go get food.There is Gulf Coast town center, Miromar, and Coconut point. All of these have dfferent options for food. All are very close to campus and are decent in price.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The party scene allows students to meet new people that can potentially become long term friends. The best party scene is definitely gulf coast town center on Thursday nights. There are some house parties in San Carlos park however, they are quick to be busted.

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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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