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Florida Gulf Coast University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

12,015 Students

64% Admitted

  • 14,965 full time
  • 3,074 part time
  • 3,967 men full time
  • 4,974 women full time
  • 9,199 applied
  • 5,334 admitted
  • 2,581 enrolled

13,854 Undergraduates

$4,191 Tuition/Year

  • 1,394 Graduates
  • 287 Non-Degree
  • $4,191 in state
  • $1,927 fees
  • $9,672 room & board
  • $1,200 books and supplies

At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Southeast Large suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: Eagles
School Colors: Cobalt blue and emerald green
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Nicole from Weston, FL
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  • Florida Gulf Coast University is a small school in Fort Myers, Florida that is rapidly growing. It is fairly new and has great on campus housing for students. This university…

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  • Bailey from Boca Raton, FL
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  • Very helpful and involved administrators and professors. It is a small but growing school so it feels like a family. Student life and academic life mesh together very well to provide a…

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  • Bianca from Miami, FL
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  • FGCU has a beautiful campus! This school allows you to really focus on academics. I love that this school has small class sizes and I get attention when needed. …

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  • Anonymous
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  • FGCU is great school, with a beautiful campus and teachers that really care. FGCU has small class sizes, with a big campus feel, so you get every aspect of what…

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Mission Statement

Established on the verge of the 21st century, Florida Gulf Coast University infuses the strengths of the traditional public university with innovation and learning-centered spirit, its chief aim being to fulfill the academic, cultural, social, and career expectations of its constituents.

Outstanding faculty uphold challenging academic standards and balance research, scholarly activities, and service expectations with their central responsibilities of teaching and mentoring. Working together, faculty and staff of the University transform students' lives and the southwest Florida region.

Florida Gulf Coast University continuously pursues academic excellence, practices and promotes environmental sustainability, embraces diversity, nurtures community partnerships, values public service, encourages civic responsibility, cultivates habits of lifelong learning, and keeps the advancement of knowledge and pursuit of truth as noble ideals at the heart of the university's purpose.

Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Located in Fort Myers, FL
  • Public
  • 12,015 students enrolled
  • 64% admitted
  • $4,191 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 3
  • Sally from Pompano Beach, FL
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I honestly must admit Fort Myers is pretty dead compared to where I live. It doesn't have much to do but then again I am only going for school. The area is beautiful though.

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  • Melissa from Sunrise, FL
  • I am a current student here

    Even though things do usually close early around the school I still enjoy attending the school. It's nice to get away from a hectic city and be in a relaxing environment.

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