Florida Gulf Coast University

Quick Facts:
Address 10501 FGCU Boulevard
S Fort Myers, FL 33965
Metropolitan Area Fort Myers
Yearly Tuition In/Out of State $6,068/$25,112
School Type Public
Year Founded 1991
U.S. News Ranking Best Regional Universities, #79
School Website fgcu.edu

Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) is the youngest of the 11 universities in the State University System of Florida and one of the two located in Southwest Florida. Originally a smaller, distance learning centered university, FGCU has undergone several recent phases of expansion to become a university that also offers many small traditional classes. These expansions brought with them the construction of new dorms and other campus buildings.

2013 Admissions Data

Fall Application Deadline May 1
Acceptance Rate 68%
Average High School GPA 3.35
Average SAT Scores Critical Reading: 470-550
Math: 470-560
Writing: 450-540
Average ACT Scores Math: 19-24
English: 20-25
Writing: 6-8
Application Fee $30
Financial Aid Deadline, Priority/Regular March 1/June 30

FGCU is among the Florida public universities with the highest acceptance rates.


Number of Majors Offered 49
Most Popular Majors Business/Commerce
Elementary Education and Teaching
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Student to Faculty Ratio 22:1

FGCU has achieved respectable overall rankings for public universities. In particular, it has a good graduate nursing-anesthesia program.

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Student Body

Undergraduates 10,333
Postgraduates 1,150
Male to Female Ratio 45:55
Percent Out-of-State Students 7%
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Student Life

FGCU is unique in offering lakefront residence halls with water recreation facilities. Additionally, excellent beaches and shopping can be found throughout the surrounding region.

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