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Reviews 1717 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Student

Campus Housing: I've been in the freshman dorms for about two semesters now and the dorms are pretty nice but it can be pretty noisey. Housing RA's are either really good or really bad in my experiences with them. Housing rules are fairly strict especially when it comes to anything alcohol/party related so definitely not many parties but you have your own room and privacy isn't too much of an issue. Overall wish I would have gotten an apartment off campus... More liberties and freedoms, with no dorm checks and searches. Plus the rooms are nothing special.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Nothing close is in a college students budget.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: No complaints but nothing great either.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Thursdays are the biggest nights for the "club" scene. Wednesday all you can drink at Rustys raw bar and grille. and the weekends would consist of fraternity parties.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I didn't receive scholarships, but received a lot of financial aid. FGCU doesn't give many scholarships, but it is definitely one of the best for financial aid and pell grants.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Not too bad but definitely not enough variety for the abundant amount of students in this school.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Super clean school. A green school so very aware of environmental factors. Short distance to classes but still a huge beautiful university.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: live at home not too far from campus so i couldnt tell ya

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: lots of restaurants in the area

3 College Sophomore

Administration: just what you expect looking out for student safety

College Sophomore

Party Scene: i hear about parties but i heard theyre not all that

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: only thing is refunds take forever so hopefully you got a job to get your books while waiting on it

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: just a typical dorm that houses all your needs, nothing special.

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are very few apartment complexes near FGCU. the closet one is coastal village apartments. The management is poor and extremely ineffective. The are not concerned about the residents because we are all college students and they have no concern for your own privacy.

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Everything near campus is a chain restaurant. So the quality is great but the uniqueness is missing.

3 College Junior

Administration: They usually just respond to peoples complaints so things a pretty tolerable

3 College Junior

Party Scene: Nothing crazy has ever happened to me at a party but I'm not really the type to go out that frequently

4 College Junior

Scholarships: The financial aid office is surprisingly helpful and solved my one issue I have ever had through email. I hate having to actually make an appointment and go to an office on campus.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: Places are crowded and inefficient. That haven't dealt with the new influx of students well.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I only lived on campus my freshman year, I hated living in the freshman housing. I didn't enjoy being forced to live with all freshman. It was loud and crazy.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I haven't had any outstanding issues with the school. It's generally a great place.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The job fair is pretty good and I am constantly informed of job and internship prospects through the school's websites and emails.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: They do try to make everyone more knowledgeable through pamphlets, letters in the bathroom stalls, and a table in front of the health center to teach the students about various health and safety topics.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm not in a sorority so I don't have much to say on the topic.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The gym is always packed and the fields aren't properly maintained.

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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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