Florida Gulf Coast University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - Very GoodQuality:Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - PoorCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Below Average
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Florida Gulf Coast University is a large four-year, public school with 14,835 students enrolled. This college was originated in 1991 and is one of the 13 colleges located in Fort Myers, Florida.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
57
Fair
Florida Gulf Coast University will give you the option to obtain an associate's degree, bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, postmaster certificate, or doctoral degree.

Florida Gulf Coast University follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers 57 majors. The most popular concentrations are Management, General Studies, Education, Business, and Communication and Journalism. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other colleges.


Student Retention
79%
Good
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a positive sign. Nevertheless, if you plan to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The rate of student retention at Florida Gulf Coast University is fair at 79% (above Florida average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
22 : 1
Medium
The graduation rate at Florida Gulf Coast University is low: 47%. Around 14% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Florida Gulf Coast University is reasonable - 22:1. Learn more information about faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$25,300
High
Average tuition prices are high, around $22,400 a year. The additional fees at Florida Gulf Coast University (not included in tuition costs) are nearly $2,900; which comes to a total of $25,300 annually.

Read the details about Florida Gulf Coast University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
61%
Doable
As reported in recent government data, 13,608 applications were submitted and 8,244 were accepted; so it is not very hard to enroll at this school.

The school might accept dual credits and advanced placement credits at entry.

Learn more about admissions as well applicants test score information at Florida Gulf Coast University in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$4,800
Medium
Florida Gulf Coast University provides a distance education program, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a wonderful option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Florida Gulf Coast University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D+
Unsafe
Florida Gulf Coast University provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates approximately 4,800 students, which provides a viable on-campus housing option. The room price is relatively low -- approximately $4,800 annually.

Based on the college crime information, Florida Gulf Coast University appears to be a relatively dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Florida Gulf Coast University Location and Maps



Post Address: Florida Gulf Coast University, 10501 Fgcu Blvd S, Fort Myers, Florida 33965-6565, USA
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