10501 FGCU Boulevard S Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565 239-590-7878
http://www.fgcu.edu admissions@fgcu.edu
About Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Year of Foundation 1991
  • Size of Campus 760 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 6,138
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 56%, 44%, 8%
Application
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State N/A
  • Room and Board
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $30
  • Enrollment No. 9,493
The history of Florida Gulf Coast University is a visionary one built on support for providing higher education opportunities in Southwest Florida. Area citizens began the initiative to bring a state university to this part of Florida, and their early requests were quickly supported by elected officials at the local and state levels. The former Florida Board of Regents formally recommended in January 1991 the development of Florida’s tenth state university to be located in Southwest Florida, and, in May 1991, then Governor Lawton Chiles signed the legislation authorizing the new university. Southwest Florida’s support for a university was never more evident than during the next year, when private landowners offered more than 20 gift sites for the university campus. In early 1992, the Board of Regents selected the site offered by Ben Hill Griffin III and Alico, Inc. of 760 acres of land located just east of Interstate 75 between Alico and Corkscrew Roads.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of students in fraternities 2
  • Percent students who are frat members 1%
  • Number of honor societies University Honors Program
  • Setting Suburban
  • Number of sororities 3
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Club Shalom, Fellowship of Chrisitian Athletes, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Voices of Inspiration and Praise
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 1%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Caribbean Club, Hispanic Students for Higher Education, Organization of Students of African Descent
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 2
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus N/A
Transportation
  • Distance to nearest bus Ft. Myers (10)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Ft. Myers (10), Naples (20)
  • Distance to nearest train Miami (150)
Student Housing
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms, apartment for single students, special housing for disabled students
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 100%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 30%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 36
Campus Services
  • Number Of Subscriptions 2,638
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Library Facilities N/A
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Microforms 556,214
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 253
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Number of e-books 599
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 82
  • Computer Courses No
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 176,898
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 30
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, day care, health service
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 2,940
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 0
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks
  • Counseling Services career, personal, academic, psychological
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 32
  • Museums Wellness Center, Gymnasium, Observatory, Student Art Museum, Nanotorium
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, resume assistance, interest inventory, interview training
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 6,000
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? N/A
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs N/A
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment N/A
  • Student Employment N/A
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Navy ROTC on campus? N/A
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
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