Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Florida Gulf Coast University South Village Residence Complex
Florida Gulf Coast University South Village Residence Complex ( more photos). Blaze33541 / Wikimedia Commons

Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) admits around two-thirds of applicants each year. Students with good grades and test scores above average have a good chance of getting into the school. Prospective students will need to send in an application, transcripts from high school courses, and SAT or ACT scores. While a campus visit isn't a required part of the application, it is strongly encouraged, to potential applicants can see if the school would be a good fit for them.

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Admissions Data (2016)

Florida Gulf Coast University Description

Located in Fort Myers, Florida Gulf Coast University is a public university and member of the State University System of Florida. FGCU is a young university that first opened its doors in 1997, but over the past decade the school has grown by about 1,000 students a year to meet the needs of Southwestern Florida. The 760-acre main campus is home to numerous ponds and wetlands, and it includes 400 acres set aside for preservation. Explore the campus with the​ FGCU Photo Tour.

Among the university's five colleges, Business and Arts & Sciences have the highest undergraduate enrollments. In athletics, the FGCU Eagles are members of the NCAA Division I Atlantic Sun Conference. Popular sports include basketball, volleyball, swimming, golf, track and field, and soccer.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 14,821 (13,733 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female
  • 79% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,118 (in-state); $25,162 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,672
  • Other Expenses: $3,400
  • Total Cost: $20,390 (in-state); $39,434 (out-of-state)

Florida Gulf Coast University Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 72%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 58%
    • Loans: 42%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $4,135
    • Loans: $8,779

Academic Programs

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 79%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 15%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 20%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 46%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Golf, Soccer, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball, Baseball
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Cross Country, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Golf, Swimming and Diving

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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