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Florida Gulf Coast University

Fort Myers, Florida

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Overview

Student Population
15,031
Florida Gulf Coast University overview
Location Fort Myers, Florida
Online fgcu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Rural Fringe
Florida Gulf Coast University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Fort Myers, Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 13,735 prospective students applied, and 9,157 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,774 enrolled in the school.  11,651 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 3,380 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $4,191 plus fees of $1,927. FGCU is ranked 744 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

5/10
Overall
6/10
Academics
2/10
Resources
6/10
Outcomes
4/10
Value

FGCU is rated within the lower 42% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Florida Gulf Coast University within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Moderate
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SAT 1060/1210
ACT 21/25
GPA 3.37
Applications Accepted
66.7% 
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Applications Due May 1, 2021
Applicant Competition Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

Florida Resident Tuition
$4,191
In State Costs for Florida Gulf Coast University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,927
Room and Board $9,672
Budget for Other Expenses$3,400
Total One Year Cost$20,390
Out of State Resident Tuition
$22,328
Out of State Costs for Florida Gulf Coast University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,927
Room and Board $9,672
Budget for Other Expenses$3,400
Total One Year Cost$38,527

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$45,200 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
45% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Florida Gulf Coast University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 25%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 14%
Education 9%
Communication 8%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=433660 IPEDS survey data for Florida Gulf Coast University.

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