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Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida Gulf Coast University 10501 Fgcu Blvd S Fort Myers, FL 10501 Phone: (239) 590-1000
  • General Information
    About Florida Gulf Coast University

    Established on the verge of the 21st century, Florida Gulf Coast University infuses the strengths of the traditional public university with innovation and learning-centered spirit, its chief aim being to fulfill the academic, cultural, social, and career expectations of its constituents. Outstanding faculty uphold challenging academic standards and balance research, scholarly activities, and service expectations with their central responsibilities of teaching and mentoring. Working together, faculty and staff of the University transform students’ lives and the southwest Florida region. Florida Gulf Coast University continuously pursues academic excellence, practices and promotes environmental sustainability, embraces diversity, nurtures community partnerships, values public service, encourages civic responsibility, cultivates habits of lifelong learning, and keeps the advancement of knowledge and pursuit of truth as noble ideals at the heart of the university’s purpose. Approved by the FGCU Board of Trustees January 19, 2010.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    • Weekend/evening college
    Student Services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Postbaccalaureate certificate
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
      Disability Services Student
      • 3% or Less
    • Admission
      Total Applicants 8,298
      Percent Admitted 65%
      Men Admitted 64%
      Women Admitted 67%
      Full Time Retention Rate 78%
    • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

      •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
        Critical Reading 470 550
        Math 470 570
      •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
        Composite 20 23
        English 19 23
        Math 19 24
    • Student Demographics
      Total Enrolled 12,141
      Native American 36.0
      Asian 230.0
      African American 540.0
      Hispanic 1,417.0
      Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 8,467
      Enrolled FullTime Graduates 475

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