FGCU

Florida Gulf Coast University

10501 FGCU Boulevard S, Fort Myers, United States
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  • Total Documents
    959
  • Class Notes
    677
  • Textbook Notes
    194
  • Study Guides
    83
  • Currently Enrolled
    1,015
  • Previously Enrolled
    606

Overview of Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:13,820
    • Men:6,135 Men (44.4%)
    • Women:7,685 Women (55.6%)

Location

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Admission Information (FGCU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Florida Gulf Coast University is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
2
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component required
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Used for admission ACT: Used for admission

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
10501 FGCU Boulevard South
City, State, Zip
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565
Phone
(239) 590-7878
Fax
(239) 590-7894
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
May 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
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.86
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
564 average |520-590 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
23%
• Score 500 - 600
69%
• Score 400 - 500
6%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
3%
• Score 600 - 700
32%
• Score 500 - 600
63%
• Score 400 - 500
2%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid (FGCU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $6,118|Out-of-state: $24,255 (34.69%)
  • Room & Board: - $8,620 (48.87%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,200 (6.8%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,700 (9.64%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Florida Gulf Coast University accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1 | Final deadline June 30
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 032553
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,828 (70.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,363 (74.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,363 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
104 (7.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
46%
Average Award
$9,419
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 876 (64.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,315
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 892 (65.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,273
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 547 (40.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
40 (1.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,665

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
7,440 (69.7%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
5,102 (68.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
5,102 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
476 (9.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
57%
Average Award
$9,892
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,814 (74.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,443
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,459 (67.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,250
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,412 (27.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
304 (2.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,297

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
51%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$24,879
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
3.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Biological Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering/Technologies, Health Fields, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Ethnic Background, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,627

Academics & Instruction (FGCU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

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

Libraries


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Florida Gulf Coast University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


80.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


21.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


38.4%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


43.0%

Programs & Majors (FGCU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (42)


  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Community Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Criminalistics and Criminal Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Finance, General
  • 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
  • Music Performance, General
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Resort Management
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Master's Programs of Study (21)


  • Accounting
  • Allied Health--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • English
  • English Education
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Forensic Sciences
  • History
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Public Administration
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Taxation

Campus Life (FGCU)

Location & Geography

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

Available Transportation


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 of College Housing


22% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


66%

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

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


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

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Florida Gulf Coast University offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


10,947

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
13,820
Women
7,685
Men
6,135

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

Number of Graduate Students


1,163

Student Resources (FGCU)

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