Florida Gulf Coast University

Fort Myers, FL

Florida Gulf Coast, founded in 1991, is a public, coeducational, liberal arts university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Health Professions, and Professional Studies. Its 760-acre campus is located in Fort Myers.

Website: www.fgcu.edu/

Public
Co-ed
13,820
Undergraduate
Students
(55.6%) 7,685 Women
(44.4%) 6,135 Men
1,163
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
64% of 13,832 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
March 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.86
SAT Math
520-590 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
580 average
540-590 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
21-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $17,638
Out-of-state: $35,775
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,118
Out-of-state: $24,255
Room and Board
$8,620
Average Percent of Need Met
54%
Average Freshman Award
$10,276
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$26,488
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
465
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 6% of classes
10-19 students: 13% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 26% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 15% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Fort Myers Population
68,190
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
22% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Eagle
Sororities
10% of women participate
Fraternities
6% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.7% Asian
7.3% Black/African-American
21.0% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
65.0% White
1.4% Unknown
International Students
1.9% from 84 countries
First-Year Students Returning
80.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
21.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 2  
History    
Academic Electives 2  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component required
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
10501 FGCU Boulevard South
City, State, Zip
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565
Phone
(239) 590-7878
Fax
(239) 590-7894
E-mail
admissions@fgcu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
March 1
Application Fee
$30
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
64% of 13,832 applicants were admitted
Women
64% of 8,191 applicants were admitted
Men
64% of 5,641 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
3,471 (39%) of 8,889 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,862 (35%) of 5,275 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,609 (45%) of 3,614 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.86
3.75 and Above
53%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
520-590 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
23%
Score of 500 - 600
69%
Score of 400 - 500
6%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
580 average
540-590 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
3%
Score of 600 - 700
32%
Score of 500 - 600
63%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23 average
21-25 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
4%
Score of 24 - 29
37%
Score of 18 - 23
57%
Score of 12 - 17
2%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 13%
Top quarter: 36%
Top half: 75%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $17,638
Out-of-state: $35,775
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,118
Out-of-state: $24,255
Room and Board
$8,620
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$1,700
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Final deadline June 30
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 032553
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,937 (70.5%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,199 (74.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,199 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
121 (7.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
54%
Average Award
$10,276
Need-Based Gift
Received by 797 (64.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,647
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 687 (65.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,005
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 543 (40.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
110 (1.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,914

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
7,481 (69.7%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
4,735 (63.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,735 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
507 (9.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
64%
Average Award
$10,693
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,428 (74.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,021
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,973 (67.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,090
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,486 (27.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
530 (2.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,661

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
50%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$26,488
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
3.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering/Technologies, Home Economics, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Music
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Ethnic Background, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,658
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Community Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Computer Software Engineering
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Finance, General
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • History, General
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Resort Management
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Health professions and related sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
465
Part-Time Faculty
295
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
45%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 6% of classes
10-19 students: 13% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 26% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 15% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
444,385
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
1029
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Social Work, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Master of Public Administration

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Public Administration
  • Social Work

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Fort Myers Population
68,190
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
760 acres

Weather

Temperature
53.2 average low in January, 90.3 average high in September
Rain
127 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
13 mile(s) from campus in Fort Myers
Nearest Train Station
123 mile(s) from campus in Tampa

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
22% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
66%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Not available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Eagle
School Colors
Cobalt blue and emerald green

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x      
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x    
Tennis x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading    
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving    
Tennis x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student government, ignite (religious organization), international club, martial arts club, physical therapy association
Sororities
10% of women participate
Fraternities
6% of men participate
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
13,820
Women
7,685 (55.6%)
Men
6,135 (44.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
10,947
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.7% Asian
7.3% Black/African-American
21.0% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
65.0% White
1.4% Unknown
International Students.
1.9% from 84 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
1,163

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
80.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
21.5%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
38.4%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
43.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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