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5 College Senior

Party Scene: There are day drinks, pre games, parties, frat parties, bars for underaged, all pretty close to campus. I'm not apart of Greek life and still have lots to do. Bars are popular during week and weekends. Parties on weekends. I've been to Rutgers parties, Montclair parties, Rowan parties, and more and I like FGCU the best personally. Friendly people, you can go to bars when you are under 21, lots to do. Not overly crowded and dirty like Rutgers frat parties. FGCU is clean and always warm out. Users are cheap since town center is a minute away.

5 College Senior

Party Scene: There are day drinks, pre games, parties, frat parties, bars, all pretty close to campus. I am not apart of Greek life and still find lots to do. Bars are popular during week and weekend and parties on weekends. I've been to Rutgers parties, Rowan parties, montclaire parties and other and I personally think FGCU s are just as good. You can go to the bars when you're under 21, it always nice weather, uber are cheap because town center is only a mile away. Parties are not dirty and too crowded like Rutgers parties. FGCU is clean and fun

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5 College Senior

Diversity: Not too diverse. I'd say the perfect amount

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Professors are great, I learn a lot in my classes.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Lots of ways to get jobs

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: Safest school I've ever seen. I never have to worry about my safety when I go for my nightly runs around campus. It is well lit, police keep campus very safe by pulling over all of the crazy college kids when they speed. I feel okay to walk across campus alone at night.

5 College Senior

Campus Housing: Beautiful!! North lake apartments are on a lake and has their own beach with swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking, wake boarding, and more. The freshman housing is beautiful and looks brand new with a big pool and tanning chairs in the middle. You can have one roommate or two and you all have your own bedroom and can have your own car. Off campus housing is either the apartments right near the bars (so close you can walk) or at the brand new apartments called "the Reef" which is a BEAUTIFUL community living area just built with their own gym, pool, hammocks, sand volleyball, own rooms and even a tanning bed! It doesn't get any better than FGCU.

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5 College Senior

Greek Life: I am not apart of Greek life (just because I don't think it's for me) however they are very involved at FGCU and I always see them around campus. They always have stands up to meet them and are always doing some type of service or holding an event at FGCU. It seems like a great way to meet people and the frays always have parties. The Greek life keeps campus more alive. My roommate is in a sorority and met a lot of girls and always has things to do.

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5 College Senior

Athletics: Although FGCU doesn't have football, basketball definitely takes its place. The school gets packed for games, there are signs all over the beautiful campus informing students/staff/visitors when the games are, and everyone shows their spirit. Students dress in colored body suits and make signs. There is a student fan club called "The Dirty Birds" that go to all of the sports games to cheer on our Eagles. There are sometimes tents and music set up for sports games and always staff directing traffic and assisting with parking. There are also so many sports clubs and intermurals for students. Beautiful tennis courts, swimming and diving team pool, basketball arena/gym, baseball stadium, and soccer field all right next to each other near the north lake apartment living.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: FGCU is by far the best college I have visited attended. It is soo clean and beautiful. sime if the colleges I have attended or visited/stayed over at include: Towson University, Rutgers New Brunswick, Stockton University, Rowan University, University of Central Florida, Montclair State, etc. In my opinion, these universities didn't compare to FGCU. I have attended FGCU for one year so far and I wish I came here from the beginning. Everything seems new and the weather is so nice. Mostly all of the dorms (including freshman) and apartments on and off campus are single rooms. There is a brand new student living 4 miles from FGCU called the reef. It is beautiful and is opening for the first time for the Fall 2016 semester. Anyone, even freshman can have cars. Unlike what you may hear, I think the nightlife/parties are great and better than most of the schools I listed. Most students will be under 21 for most of their time in college, so having bars right near the school that are 18+ is great. I never had problems finding parties every weekend. There are day drinks, pre games, parties, and bars to go to. The only things some people may not like is that there isn't a football team and Florida has a lot of old people. However, FGCUs basketball team is so good and games get packed and are so fun. There aren't any old people at FGCU and mostly only college students at town center. Town center bars get packed and there is also beach bars and lots to do at fort Myers beach.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Almost all of my professors are concerned about our grades and offered a lot of knowledge in the lectures.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus is small and safe.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It was a joy living on campus freshman year.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There is greek life, but its not like most schools because FGCU doesn't have greek housing

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I don't go to any games but FGCU is known for the basketball team

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I found my true self here!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The best in the nation, super high graduation percentages!!!

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Never had a friend or myself with any incident.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The best housing I've ever seen, might be best in nation.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletics are great, wish we had more sports.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Literally the best experience I've ever HadThusFar

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My course load has always been super manageable for me. My professors are always ready to help, whether it be in their flexible office hours or fast responses to their emails. I have learned so much in all the courses I have taken here so far. My instructors are very knowledgeable in their fields and provoke deep discussions on topics. So far, my courses have all been very diverse and there are still so many different classes I haven't tried yet. The class sizes are generally small, with a few large lecture classes thrown in. But a student will never have a class larger than 200, which is minuscule compared to larger state schools.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Our career center is very skilled at matching students to effective internships and job opportunities. We have a few different job fairs per semester, and each college sends emails to its students about opportunities specific to their majors.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: We have never had a problem with campus crime, that I know of. There have been a few drug incidents in the dorms, like any university, but overall our campus is definitely the safest I know of. We have safety towers in place with buttons that contact campus police when pressed. I have never questioned my safety while on campus.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Our dorms have separate bedrooms for every resident, which is extremely rare in most university housing options. The cost is very appropriate considering all the buildings have to offer. There are game rooms, classrooms, kitchens, multipurpose rooms, laundry facilities, and even movie theaters right inside the dorm buildings. The social atmosphere is very tight-knit and active, as there are events nearly every night. The housing lottery is very straightforward in its selection process, and paying for it is easy through the online portal.

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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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