Florida Gulf Coast University

2,173 reviews
  1. Fort Myers, FL
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
Florida Gulf Coast University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Sun Conference
Address
10501 Fgcu Blvd S
Fort Myers, FL 33965
Website

Florida Gulf Coast University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
59%
SAT Range
970-1130
ACT Range
21-25
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$12,948/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,005/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,772/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,005/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,401/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,539/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.100 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.102 responses
75%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.100 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,578Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • Spirted
    43%
  • Some students are more involved than others.
    24%
  • Chill
    17%
  • Friendly
    9%
  • Not involved as much
    4%
  • Apathetic
    2%
  • Involved
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.145 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.174 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 43 responses
Report
  • Nature incorporated
    49%
  • Improving exponentially
    33%
  • Serendipity
    7%
  • Possesses Potential to be Unlocked
    5%
  • Future Driven
    2%
  • Helpful and Hands on
    2%
  • Inactive
    2%

After Florida Gulf Coast University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.47 responses

Reviews

2,173 reviews
  • Excellent
    472
  • Very Good
    820
  • Average
    712
  • Poor
    108
  • Terrible
    39
Smal class sizes, friendly teachers and students, plenty of activities to do during the day, perfect for anyone not looking for a loud party school but still wants to have fun.
  • Junior
  • 2 days ago
Florida Gulf coast has everything a student can ask for! The staff truly cares about your academics, and experience at the school.
  • Freshman
  • 19 days ago
FGCU is honestly one of the best choices I've ever made. Every single person that I've encountered on this campus is friendly and willing to help when ever I need it. I have never been so happy.
  • College Freshman
  • 1 month ago