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Fort Myers, Florida

Florida Gulf Coast University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Florida Gulf Coast University

Florida Gulf Coast University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
64.9%
Admission Difficulty for Florida Gulf Coast University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Florida Gulf Coast University and can I get accepted? The school has a 65% acceptance rate ranking it #29 in Florida for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 9,545 out of 14,702 applicants were admitted making Florida Gulf Coast University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 46 percent. Florida Gulf Coast University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Florida Gulf Coast University 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

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

Florida Gulf Coast University typically requires 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 estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1140 out of 1600. The school ranks #18 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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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 >76%
1135 to 1210 Avg + 65%-76%
1060 to 1135 Avg - 52%-65%
985 to 1060 Reach 39%-52%
Less than 985 Low <39%
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Florida Gulf Coast University 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 19
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 Florida Gulf Coast University?

Admission data indicates that Florida Gulf Coast University 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 #22 in Florida for highest average ACT composite score. 55 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Florida Gulf Coast University.

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 >76%
23 to 25 Avg + 65%-76%
21 to 23 Avg - 52%-65%
19 to 21 Reach 39%-52%
Less than 19 Low <39%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.37
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Florida Gulf Coast University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Florida Gulf Coast University was 3.37 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #20 in Florida for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Florida Gulf Coast University accepts 65% of students who apply.

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Admission Statistics

Florida Gulf Coast University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 8,903 5,799 14,702
Accepted 5,771 3,774 9,545
Acceptance Rate 65% 65% 65%
Enrolled 1,637 1,265 2,902
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 28% 34% 30%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Florida Gulf Coast University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Florida Gulf Coast University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

83% of students submit their SAT scores to Florida Gulf Coast University. 55% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

65% of those who apply are granted admission to Florida Gulf Coast University. Admission competition is low and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

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.

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.