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Study at Florida Gulf Coast University

Florida Gulf Coast University is a public 4-year university situated in Fort Myers. The campus occupies 760 acres in Southwest Florida. This co-educational college was established in 1991, and awards doctoral, masters, bachelors and associate degrees. The university has more than 500 faculty members, and serves more than 9, 500 students.

FGCU's mascot is Azul the Eagle, and the official color of the university is emerald green and cobalt blue. Athletic teams at the university include men's cross country, baseball, golf, basketball, tennis, soccer, and women's cross country, basketball, soccer, golf, tennis and swimming.

Profile of Florida Gulf Coast University

Florida Gulf Coast University is located in a rural site not far from an urban area, in Fort Myers, FL. The school is a public institution. Degree levels at Florida Gulf Coast University top out at the Master's degree.

Course Topics

The school tries to do a few things and do them well, and doesn't offer a huge range of majors. Students at Florida Gulf Coast University often study liberal arts.

Florida Gulf Coast University Selectivity

The admissions department at the school does not accept all those who apply. Most students' verbal SAT scores were in the range of 460 to 550 in 2007. A quarter of students admitted in 2007 scored 560 or higher on the math SAT.


The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors.

Student Enrolment

Florida Gulf Coast University offers classes to 9, 339 students (7, 656 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

The school has a large share of part-time students. Students sports include formal participation in Atlantic Sun Conference competitions.

Florida Gulf Coast University Tuition and Affordability

Tuition is fairly low at the school.

Florida Gulf Coast University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts445liberal arts and sciences, political science, English, general studies
Business and Management287business management, accounting, marketing, finance, MIS
Education and Teaching225elementary school teaching, special ed, reading teaching, school Counselling, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, early childhood education, secondary teaching
Nursing and Emergency Medicine114registered nursing
Security and Law Enforcement91criminal justice and safety, criminal science
Family and Social Work57social work, public administration, human services
Medical Support and Technology38health service and sciences, clinical lab tech
Hospitality36resort management
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy27exercise science, occupational therapy, rehabilitation, athletic trainer
Law25legal assistant
Therapy and Counselling16physical therapy
Medical administration15community health
Science14biotechnology, biology, chemistry
Computer Science and Engineering10computer and info science
Media6mass communication
Conservation and Resource Management2environmental science
Religion and Philosophy1philosophy

Contact: Florida Gulf Coast University

Florida Gulf Coast University

10501 Fgcu Blvd S

Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565

General Phone: (239) 590-1000


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