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About Florida Gulf Coast University

Florida Gulf Coast University, with its innovative programs, technology friendly campus, and outstanding faculty, is one of the most exciting education environments in America.

FGCU, a member of the State University System of Florida, is a comprehensive university created to address the educational needs of the rapidly growing Southwest Florida population.


Total Students


Student Ratio
Female 57%
Male 43%


Total Faculty


Student/Faculty Ratio
22 : 1


Estimated Cost



Total Applicants






Test Scores

SAT Math


SAT Reading


SAT Writing


ACT Composite


Students & Faculty

  • 12,958Total Students
  • 5,566Male Students
  • 7,392Female Students
  • 196Total Intl Students
  • 88Intl Male Students
  • 108Intl Female Students
  • 1,182Total Faculty
  • 645Male Faculty
  • 537Female Faculty
  • 22:1Student/Fac Ratio


total applicants

admitted (6246)

enrolled (2581)

SAT Scores:
25th-75th percentile
ACT Scores:
25th-75th percentile

Note: 25th-75th percentile ranges show the range of scores achieved by the middle 50% of students who were admitted to the school.

Other Requirements:
Admissions Test Scores?
Other Test?
Neither required nor recommended
College Prep?
*All data is provided by the school or compiled from IPEDS as of May 2013

Degrees & Programs

Art/Art Studies, General
Athletic Training/Trainer
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Criminalistics and Criminal Science
Curriculum and Instruction
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Finance, General
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
History, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Music Performance, General
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Reading Teacher Education
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Resort Management
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Work
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management

Campus Recreation at Florida Gulf Coast

Aquatics Center

The Lee County/FGCU Aquatics Center features two outdoor pools, a 50 meter and 25 yard. Our 50 meter, 8-lane lap pool has a movable bulkhead that converts the pool into a 25 yard, 16-lane lap pool. The 25 yard pool features 8 lanes, and is used mostly as a recreational pool for lap swimming and swim lessons. The Aquatics Center is also the home of the FGCU Women’s Swimming & Diving team.

Auxiliary Gym

The Auxiliary Gym contains one basketball/volleyball court and is located on the second level of Alico Arena. This space must be reserved through Athletics, however Campus Recreation helps oversee the space for Intramurals, Sport Clubs, and informal recreation.

Eagle Challenge Course

Set amongst ten acres of green fields and pockets of pine uplands and oak hammocks, the Odyssey-II course features high and low elements, and the longest zip line on a college campus in Florida! The ECC is our only off-campus facility, located at FGCU's Buckingham property: 5820 Buckingham Road, Fort Myers, 33905.

Recreation Field 1 and Recreation Field 2

We have approximately six acres of multi-purpose field space. Our largest field, Rec Field 1 is located within the main campus loop and is primarily used for Intramural Sports, Sport Clubs, and Special Events. Rec Field 2 is our smaller field, located in South Village next to Osprey Hall. Recreation Field #2 is currently closed for field maintenance, and will reopen in mid-October.

ROC (Recreation Outdoor Complex)

The ROC opened in January 2010 and is located adjacent to Alico Arena. The lighted, outdoor facility includes two basketball courts and two sand volleyball courts. Participants can checkout equipment for the ROC at the front desk in the Recreation Center with a valid Eagle ID.

Recreation Center

The 9,000 square foot Recreation Center includes the Group Fitness studio and the Strength & Conditioning room. Our Rec Center is comprised of 25 cardio training pieces including, treadmills, elliptical, upright & recumbent bikes, and rowing machines. The facility also features Matrix selectorized strength equipment, along with a free-weight area equipped with dumbbells and plate loaded strength training equipment.

SoVi Pool

Our newest facility, the South Village (SoVi) Pool is located adjacent to Osprey Hall. The resort style pool has a zero-depth entry, and features a water volleyball area, large deck space, and a grilling area. Although located with a Housing area, the pool is open to all current students, faculty, and staff. Reservations requests for SoVi Pool will open on September 15, for event dates after October 1.


The Waterfront is located on campus within North Lake Village and offers a variety of activities including kayaks, paddleboards, sailboats, tubing, cornhole, swimming, or lying in the sun with friends.

International Student Services

International Services provides overall leadership to Florida Gulf Coast in developing, coordinating and promoting international education opportunities for students and professionals. The office offers guidance, resources, support services and programs to the university to initiate or enhance student opportunities and professional development experiences. The principal goals of the office are to advance global perspectives, prepare us for success in a global society and promote mutual understanding of, and respect for, diverse cultures.

International Services provides support services for International students, information and assistance to FGCU students for Study Abroad, consultation to University departments, and coordinates FGCU's Exchange Visitor Program for students and scholars.

Students interested in study and travel abroad will find support through our office by visiting our Resource Library, attending information sessions and the study abroad fair, consulting with staff and receiving assistance on finding the right experience abroad.

Faculty will find assistance in immigration matters, hosting international exchange visitors and scholars, leading a study abroad experience, and development of international initiatives.

At International Services you will find a staff who is ready to provide you with educational opportunities of a lifetime and to make your experience at FGCU all it can be.

International and Exchange students receive numerous support services and immigration advising throughout the duration of their studies. Programs such as the International Reception, International Celebration, International Club and various topical presentations offer opportunities for students, university and community members to meet and share with each other.

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