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#9 Best Public Universities in Florida

FGCU Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Florida Gulf Coast University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
77%
Admission Difficulty for Florida Gulf Coast University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Moderate 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into FGCU and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at FGCU is 77%.  It ranks #38 in Florida for lowest rate of acceptance. Florida Gulf Coast University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 11,956 out of 15,430 applicants were admitted.

The school has moderate admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 46 percent (SAT 1060/1210 ACT 21/25). Florida Gulf Coast University typically accepts and attracts "A/A+" average high school students with an average weighted GPA around 4.06. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The FGCU application fee is $30 and applications are due by May 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Florida Gulf Coast University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

FGCU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1060-1210
Applicants Submitting SAT 
83%
SAT Scores for Florida Gulf Coast University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1060
SAT Scores for Florida Gulf Coast University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1210
Average SAT Score 1140

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Florida Gulf Coast University?

Florida Gulf Coast University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 49 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 980. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1140 out of 1600. FGCU ranks #16 in Florida for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 83 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Florida Gulf Coast University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1210 and Above Good >86%
1135 to 1210 Avg + 77%-86%
1060 to 1135 Avg - 64%-77%
985 to 1060 Reach 48%-64%
Less than 985 Low <48%
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FGCU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
21-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
55%
ACT Scores for Florida Gulf Coast University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Florida Gulf Coast University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into FGCU?

Admission data indicates that FGCU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #18 in Florida for highest average ACT composite score. 55 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Florida Gulf Coast University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Florida Gulf Coast University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
25 and Above Good >86%
23 to 25 Avg + 77%-86%
21 to 23 Avg - 64%-77%
19 to 21 Reach 48%-64%
Less than 19 Low <48%
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FGCU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. Weighted High School GPA 
4.06
Typical High School Grades 
A/A+

What GPA do you need to get into Florida Gulf Coast University?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into FGCU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Florida Gulf Coast University was 4.06 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A/A+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #3 in Florida for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 4.06 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as FGCU accepts 77% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Florida Gulf Coast University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 53.0% Avg +
3.75 to 3.99 15.0% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 13.0% Reach
3.25 to 3.49 11.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 6.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 2.0% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

60% of Florida Gulf Coast University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Florida Gulf Coast University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 19%
Top 25% of class 28%
Top 50% of class 60%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Florida Gulf Coast University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 9,669 5,761 15,430
Accepted 7,428 4,528 11,956
Acceptance Rate 77% 79% 77%
Enrolled 1,535 1,060 2,595
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 23% 22%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
143

Applicants have 143 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on May 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Florida Gulf Coast University is $30.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Florida Gulf Coast University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Florida Gulf Coast University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Florida Gulf Coast University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

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

FAQs

Does Florida Gulf Coast University prefer SAT or ACT?

83% of students submit their SAT scores to FGCU. 55% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Florida Gulf Coast University?

77% of those who apply are granted admission to FGCU. Admission competition is and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Florida Gulf Coast University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1060 and 1210. 83% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Florida Gulf Coast University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 25. 55% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.