|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
|Average ACT Scores||Math: 19-24
|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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|Undergraduates||10,333||Postgraduates||1,150||Male to Female Ratio||45:55||Percent Out-of-State Students||7%||Student Heritage|
FGCU is unique in offering lakefront residence halls with water recreation facilities. Additionally, excellent beaches and shopping can be found throughout the surrounding region.