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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: During the time that I've been at FGCU, I haven't had too much trouble with my classes. I have only been taking general education classes but they have not been incredibly challenging due to the fact that the professors that I've had have been very diligent in explaining the topics to me. There are some classes that I took in college and excelled in that I didn't do too well in in high school. The class sizes are around 30 people per professor unless it is a math class that a lot of people take such as College Algebra or Statistics. There has been great variety in classes and you can take many different courses to satisfy the credit requirements for a certain topic according to your major.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I feel that I haven't been helped too much in regards to internships but maybe that is because I am only a freshman going into my sophomore year. Careers have rarely been mentioned to me but I have had quite a few of my professors tell me about places I could go to get an internship for my major. I feel that a degree from FGCU isn't something that would be as impressive as a business degree from a flagship school and it wouldn't set me apart from other applicants in the future like a Master's degree from a flagship school would.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Our campus is the safest college campus in the state of Florida. The university police officers are very attentive and usually in the right place at the right time. We have many emergency poles around campus with a button to press so the police could arrive in less than a minute to aid the person in need. I've always felt safe on campus. It isn't a campus that is in the open so no one can really just walk on our campus. There is a mile and a half drive before you even reach the actual campus and no one walks around on Ben Hill Griffin so it is very safe and I have never felt in danger at any time since I've been attending FGCU.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I would like to think we have the best dorms in the United States. We are one of the few schools that doesn't have two roommates living in one room with one door and two beds in the same room. Our rooms are separated like an apartment almost. In Eagle and Osprey halls, they are 2 or 3 person rooms that come with a refrigerator, a kitchenette, and a living room with a decent sized couch. The bathrooms are very spacious and each room has either a huge bathroom with a shower and a toilet or two separate bathrooms with a toilet in one, and a shower in the other. There is a pool in the middle of the housing complex in south village for any FGCU student to go tanning or swimming. The people are always walking around doing something so it is very easy to make new friends just from walking around and talking to people. Getting into housing is relatively easy as well. You have to go through the housing portal and pay 50 dollars for the application and the school will do the rest after you tell them what your preferences are.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not a part of Greek life but our school has a fair amount of fraternities and sororities. The thing is, our school is so new, we don''t have any housing for fraternities or sororities so they just meet up on certain days for their chapter and that's about it. They walk around with a bit of a chip on their shoulder and believe that they are better than people that aren't Greek. I would say about 30-40% of people that go to FGCU are a part of Greek life.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I have gone to many basketball games at FGCU. Basketball is our biggest sport because of the "Dunk City" phenomenon that started in the NCAA Tournament back in 2013. Our basketball team has since, made the NCAA tournament this past year but did not go that far. They are a fairly good team and are the best team in the A-Sun conference almost every year. Our athletic facilities are awesome. Our gym is not just for the athletes. Any student with an Eagle ID can go to the gym to play basketball on the court or to work out in our recently updated gym.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I like FGCU so far. Environmental sustainability is preached about heavily since we have so many conservation areas that haven't been touched and just have wild nature. The classes have been fun to go to and all the professors that I've had so far are very kind hearted and do strive to help as much as they possibly can. The people that attend the school all alre focused individuals and not the partying type. FGCU isn't necessarily a party school so it isn't that hard to stay focused on class work. I look forward to continue my education at FGCU in the Fall of 2016.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I overall like FGCU. There is a large variety of people here. This is great because anyone can find the right people here and make friends. The school has great facilities, such as the gym and the beach by the dorms. Anyone can use the beach and it is a great place to hang out with friends. Another great thing about this University is that their library is great and they have lots of librarians to help you out. They even have a small computer lab right by the research help desk, so you can have 1 on 1 research help with your papers. Speaking of papers, FGCU has a writing center that is open a lot of the time so students can have 1 on 1 time with paper help. Not only is the very caring about its individual students, the professors are as well. They often have 2 to 3 days a week that their offices are open and you can come to them with help and they will give you their time. Say there's a concept you can't just quite pick up in calculus, they are there to try and help you understand that concept. You also have access to math tutoring all around campus. And its not deemed "uncool" if you go to tutoring. A lot of students do it here and no one thinks anything less about it. Since the school is so diverse, there are many different clubs and organizations, I think now there are over 200 of them and it is growing every semester. This University and also very accepting on the LGBT community. I highly recommend this school and if you are in a state like Michigan and reading this, come down here, be warm, don't freeze up there, enjoy winter here where it is sunny and you can lay on a beach with friends.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: This school has many job fairs and internship fairs. With southwest florida growing in everyday, there are a lot of career opportunities here.

3 College Junior

Athletics: We are known as Dunk city because we were the underdogs one year in the NCAA basketball league. The gym on campus is great and I use it frequently. You hear about varsity sports but I have yet to attend an event since I go to school and work full-time.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I had my doubts about FGCU since it is a somewhat newer school. However, all the professors are easily approachable and care just as much as you do about your grade and they will help you learn the material, whether it be in office hours or they will direct you to tutoring if it is available for the course. Overall, it is a great school.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I really love this school. The campus is so beautiful, everyone wants you to succeed and are so helpful. The people are amazing and so friendly.

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5 College Junior

Health & Safety: We have on campus police, and they're great. I've never felt unsafe on campus.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: A majority of the professors are great, especially in the CIS major courses. Just be ready for a tough ride with programming. The professor doesn't always understand that some of us have never programmed before.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The business is AACSB certified. So any business degree is going to look great.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I think we pay too much for on campus housing. I lived in North Lake for 2 years, and I think $757 a month was a little too much for the amount of space we have in the dorms and the fact that you have to share bathrooms, definitely wasn't worth it. I'm now paying at most $400 a month for everything and have a lot more space.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Had a friend that had a bad experience with the new sorority that came to campus. They wrote down negative notes about pretty much everyone and accidentally sent it out to everyone in a mass email. I think that put a bad rep automatically. Very disappointed.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Our sport facilities need a lot of improving. Too small of a gym to have athletes AND students in it at the same time. Some times you wonder where all of this money is going, instead of improving these facilities.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love Florida Gulf Coast University. I love that the teachers learn your name. I've gotten some great reference for internships because of it.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: During all parts of the day you can see a university police patrolling the school. Even when leaving at 2am from studying in the library I feel safe. The only thing I would be worried about on campus is wildlife.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Since most class sizes are relatively small, it gives you a chance to have a relationship with the professor rather than be a person he or she is teaching to. There is a wide variety of courses FGCU offers and a spot for everyone to fill.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Over the years it has been proven that FGCU is great for providing job placement for graduates after college. FGCU is ranked second in the state for job placement, therefor FGCU is a very promising university for education.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is definitely an experience. Everything you need is in close proximity. There are a lot of events that go on so you're never forced to be stuck in your room without anything to do.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: The greek life on campus is decent. There are no actually fraternity or sorority houses on campus but students buy a house off campus and make it the frat or sorority house. The greeks do not look at the non geeks indifferently.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: The fan support is second to none at Florida Gulf Coast University. We may not have a football team but our basketball team is known worldwide. Due to their run in march madness in 2013, fort myers is also known as "dunk City".

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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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