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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Florida Gulf Coast University is a wonderful public university near Fort Myers, Florida. The environment is very open and stress-free. The teachers are generally very good and the summer classes are small and manageable. It is also one of the most affordable colleges in Florida, if you are in-state. However, the nearest stores are quite far away and the shuttles do not run during the Summer terms. Many of the places to eat on campus are also closed during summer and the campus is generally deserted. There are also preachers that come onto campus in the fall and spring and preach hate with megaphones, despite the unhappy student body.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Florida Gulf Coast University is a compact and beautiful campus. The staff and professors do their very best to help you progress through your college degree. I cannot be happier with the decision I made to attend my school.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I have enjoyed my college experience, so far. I enjoy how much school spirit our school has. However, I do not like that it is such a small university with very few curricular activities to choose from. Overall, I am happy with my college choices and the university I have chosen to attend to at Florida Gulf Coast University.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: This is a really great school, i love it a lot! It has so much potential; so many great faculty members, professors, students events and opportunities to gain from.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The people and the atmosphere is great. Everyone enjoys having fun.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: All the faculty members and professors I have met so far have all been extremely helpful and genuinely sweet. They all seem to care about me as an individual, and not view me as a number like some other schools might. I have also made extremely close friends here and have created wonderful memories with them at the school.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The students and faculty are all very helpful, great school.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Florida gulf coast is amazing. it links education with real world problems especially the environment. the campus is beautiful and the dorms are on of the best in the country. the people here are very open and excepting of people

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: This school really prides itself on 3 things- small class sizes, nature preservation, and campus beautification to enhance the student experience here. I really enjoy the fact that school is built to mimic the environments of each major profession. The med building looks like a hospital, the business building is very corporate america. This enhances the student experience because being acclimated to the environment you wish to work in is very important! Along with mimicking work settings for those who wish to work indoors, we have a beautiful campus complete with nature trails, a beach, and Florida wildlife. This is excellent, southwest florida is truly the best swamp to be in. I want to be an environmental lawyer and activist one day, so in a university that is so brand new yet so respectful to the preserved land, I can gain a full appreciation for the environment and learn more about it, right from my own campus! If I could do anything different in these past two years I would probably spend more time outside and write more to my local representatives about how much I hope they keep this land just how it is. I would totally choose to go here if I could apply for school again. I have only come to appreciate this school even more than when I applied!

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: FGCU has the benefits of going to a public university as well as the small class sizes of a community college. At FGCU it's easy to to stick out and become successful due to its smaller size. The on-campus beach is beautiful, the on-campus amenities and activities are great, and the consciousness that FGCU has toward the environment is really spectacular.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: EXTREMELY environmentally friendly! There's an entire (required) class that's all about the environment and history of southwest Florida.

I grew up here and I'm very familiar with the area, so the only drawback to going here was that it wasn't "new and exciting" like most people expect college to be.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: FGCU is not a party school, it is a school where, if you attend, you will be able to focus and enjoy the learning experience. The school provides many outdoor activities, where you can work on your tan and study for your next Bio exam.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: There has been many memories that I have created at Florida Gulf Coast University. From joining a sorority, to learning so much in class. I have made so many new friendships that I will be forever thankful for, for my whole life. Florida Gulf Coast is an environmentally oriented campus and has always exceeded my expectations. I believe that this is the prettiest campus in the state of Florida. With its resort appearance, surround by nature, this university gives a peaceful and stress-free feel. If I could do it all over again I would of went to a community college my first two years and then go to Florida Gulf Coast just to save money. I wouldn't want to go to any other University.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love Florida Gulf Coast University. It is truly where i belong i love everything about life here in college and all of my professors. the size of my classes is perfect for me and the overall atmosphere pf the school is perfect. I can imagine going anywhere else Florida Gulf Coast University is my home now and i will always think of it that way.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My school is the best. The campus is beautiful and the people are great

3 College Student

Overall Experience: This being my first and only school I must rate it a ten out of ten.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Overall the school is amazing. campus is beautiful and the students are really nice and friendly

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: What makes my school so unique and desirable is the amount of support, recourses and guidance for the students, new and returning.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: At first I didnt like how the school was so small though that changed in a matter of weeks. I instantly fell in love with FGCU I thought it was such a beautiful campus. The small class sizes make you feel like a student not a number and everyone was just so friendly. Theres actually a lot to do on campus while there is no football there is a basketball team and the students go all out so It makes up for it. It is a fairly new school so it is very clean and very well put together overall it is a great school and I wouldnt go any where else

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There is just a great atmosphere at Florida Gulf Coast University. They really strive to make you feel comfortable and welcome. It's a great family environment. They also encourage learning and have many programs and ways to help improve what you have already learned and to help you learn even more so that you succeed in the real world.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: many clubs to be apart of!

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I think my school is great; everyone there is very helpful and great at working with us, the resources from the school are very beneficial, and I always take away so much from each and every class that I take at Florida Gulf Coast University. I wouldn't go to the extension to say that it is the best school out there, but the facilities, the people, the curriculum, and the food there is fantastic for me.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I enjoy going to FGCU because its close to everything that makes who I am. I am 5 min away from my church, 10 min away from home, 5 min away from my gym. Its just a convenient location and I have made lots of friends because I'm so close to the school.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Florida Guld Coast is a great school. The class sizes are small yet the school is huge. I would recommend living on campus for the fist year but there are many off campus options for the next couple years

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Overall, the school has a great environment! Majority of the staff is friendly and helpful. Great school if it has your desired major. However, if it doesn't have your specific major, it's great to start off here.

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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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