Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU)

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13,877 Undergrads / 15,031 Students
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$11,621 Net Price
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67% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    WCLA Div. 1

  • College Type

    4-year, Public

  • Campus Type

    Suburb: Large

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
22 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
23% / 50%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

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Where Grads Live
  • Fort Myers Florida Area
  • Naples Florida Area
  • Tampa/St. Petersburg Florida Area
  • Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area
  • Orlando Florida Area
  • Sarasota Florida Area
  • West Palm Beach Florida Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Punta Gorda Florida Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Jacksonville Florida Area
  • Greater Boston Area
  • Greater Denver Area
Where Grads Work
  • Gartner
  • Lee County School District
  • Lee Memorial Health System
  • Publix Super Markets
  • Collier County School District
  • Chico's FAS Inc.
  • Target
  • Florida SouthWestern State College
  • Wells Fargo
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Arthrex
  • Bank of America
  • Hertz
  • NCH Healthcare System
  • Fifth Third Bank
What Grads Do
  • Sales
  • Operations
  • Education
  • Administrative
  • Marketing
  • Healthcare Services
  • Support
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Media and Communication
  • Community and Social Services
  • Accounting
  • Information Technology
  • Human Resources
  • Consulting
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Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
500 - 580
520 - 590
1020 - 1190
20 - 25
19 - 25
21 - 25

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported. Historical writing ranges: 490 - 560 for SAT; 7 - 8 for ACT

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This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 13,735 5,343 8,392
% Admitted 67% 65% 68%
% Admits That Enroll 30% 33% 29%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.83 (weighted)
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Business (29%)
    Communication & Journalism (9%)
    Speech Communication and Rhetoric (8%)
    Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General (8%)
    Psychology, General (7%)
    Psychology (7%)
    Resort Management (7%)
    Criminal Justice & Law Enforce (7%)
    Business Administration and Management, General (7%)
    Education (6%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (6%)
    Biology/Biological Sciences, General (5%)
    Engineering (5%)
    Marketing/Marketing Management, General (5%)
    Criminal Justice/Safety Studies (4%)
    Social Sciences (3%)
    Accounting (3%)
    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for students paying in-state tuition rate (public institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$6,118 $25,162
    Books & Supplies$1,200 $1,200
    Cost of Living$9,672 $9,672
    Personal Expenses$3,400 $3,400
    Sticker Price$20,390 $39,434

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    77% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship77%$6,116
    Federal Grants32%$5,149
    Pell Grants32%$5,071
    Other Federal3%$897
    State & Local Grants49%$4,182
    Institutional Grants47%$2,138
    Student Loans37%$8,630
    Federal Loans37%$7,174
    Other Loans4%$15,218

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $74.9 Million $4,981

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $19,829.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $12,000 $211

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 4.9%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 5,005 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $42,100

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 5.27 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 23% of students graduate on time.

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    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 3 3
    Fondling - -
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery - -
    Aggravated Assault 1 1
    Burglary 1 1
    Motor Vehicle Theft - -
    Arson - -

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
    Undergrad InstructionProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionResearch Doctoral: Single program-Education
    Enrollment ProfileVery high undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, medium full-time , selective, higher transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, large, primarily residential

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