Florida Gulf Coast University: Statistics

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#1790 of 14,131 In the World
#516 of 2,597 In North America
#468 of 2,496 In the United States
#14 of 109 In Florida
#1 of 3 In Fort Myers
#391 of 1,085 For Real Estate
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Acceptance rate
77%
Average SAT
1135
Average ACT
23
Aid receiving
78%
Undergraduates
13,871
Graduates
1,487
Male:Female Ratio
42:58
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
www.fgcu.edu

Florida Gulf Coast University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 77% 79% 77%
Applicants 15,430 5,761 9,669
Admissions 11,956 4,528 7,428
Freshmen enrolled full time 2,528 1,028 1,500
Freshmen enrolled part time 67 32 35

4,206 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

4,775 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
2,186 or 84%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1060
or below

75% of them
had 1210
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Florida Gulf Coast University are 1060-1210 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
1,261 or 49%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 21
or below

75% of them
had 25
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Florida Gulf Coast University are 21-25 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 9344 (61%)
Hispanic 3575 (23%)
Black or African American 1048 (7%)
Two or more races 548 (4%)
Asian 295 (2%)
Nonresident Alien 291 (2%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 207 (1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 18 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 12 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$6,536
Students receiving aid
78%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $4,191$6,974
Tuition in-state $4,191$6,974
Tuition out-of-state $22,328$28,170
Fee in-district $1,927$1,987
Fee in-state $1,927$1,987
Fee out-of-state $2,834$3,046

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 4,748
Combined charge for room and board $9,180
Room charge $4,820
Meal charge $4,360

Florida Gulf Coast University Majors

Major Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General 279
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 238
Business Administration and Management, General 183 51
Psychology, General 194
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 184
Resort Management 168
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General 133 12
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 142
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 141
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 80 18
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 93 4
Finance, General 92
Elementary Education and Teaching 87
Social Work 54 27
Environmental Studies 76 4
Accounting 49 26
Legal Assistant & Paralegal 73
Civil Engineering, General 69
Management Information Systems, General 47 15
Public Health, General 57
Computer Software Engineering 56
Criminalistics and Criminal Science 55
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 50
English Language and Literature, General 39 7
Education, General 38 6
Community Health and Preventive Medicine 42
Political Science and Government, General 39
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management 39
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 38
History, General 33
Physical Therapy & Therapist 32
Art & Art Studies, General 30
Environmental & Environmental Health Engineering 30
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 26
Digital Communication and Media & Multimedia 25
Economics, General 23
Public Administration 22
Mathematics, General 21
Athletic Training & Trainer 19
Physician Assistant 19
Secondary Education and Teaching 19
Special Education and Teaching, General 14 3
Music Teacher Education 16
Curriculum and Instruction 15
Clinical Laboratory Science & Medical Technology & Technologist 14
Sociology, General 14
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 13
Environmental Science 13
Biochemistry 11
Nursing Practice 11
Philosophy 11
Biotechnology 10
Engineering, General 10
Occupational Therapy & Therapist 9
Digital Arts 8
Music Therapy & Therapist 8
Applied Mathematics, General 7
Chemistry, General 7
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 7
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 6
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 6
Music Performance, General 6
Anthropology, General 4
Forensic Science and Technology 4
Grand Total 238 2,931 313 49
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 53% 48% 57%
  • Full-time retention rate - 81%
  • Part-time retention rate - 66%

Publications & Citations

Publications
2,039
Citations
29,470

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
596 / 6,185
Business
443 / 6,649
Medicine
328 / 5,209
Environmental Science
328 / 8,259
Psychology
301 / 7,101
Computer Science
230 / 2,100
Biology
192 / 6,527
Engineering
182 / 2,912
Economics
164 / 1,317
Sociology
155 / 1,771
Mathematics
129 / 1,636
Political Science
128 / 339
Ecology
98 / 4,300
Health Science
95 / 1,059
Art & Design
92 / 698
Chemistry
91 / 1,622
Marketing
86 / 1,832
Education Majors
85 / 1,568
Physics
80 / 816
Communications and Public Relations
76 / 1,080
Social Psychology
75 / 3,367
Hydrology and Water resources management
72 / 836
Demography
66 / 1,256
Math Teachers
63 / 619
Finance
62 / 369
Accounting
55 / 1,033
Geography and Cartography
54 / 1,858
Management Information Systems
50 / 563
Environmental Management
47 / 847
Astrophysics and Astronomy
43 / 488
Child Psychology
40 / 903
Actuarial Science
39 / 110
Investment Banking and Stock trading
39 / 223
Law
37 / 132
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
36 / 242
Gender Studies
35 / 81
Management
33 / 388
Geology
33 / 521
Nursing
33 / 317
Physical Therapy
32 / 399

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1997 4 2
1998 11 12
1999 19 20
2000 25 27
2001 31 66
2002 40 96
2003 40 136
2004 36 202
2005 59 286
2006 48 378
2007 51 452
2008 86 575
2009 81 797
2010 81 1096
2011 122 1272
2012 97 1522
2013 142 1840
2014 153 2357
2015 168 2446
2016 176 2779
2017 183 3024
2018 166 3025
2019 195 3852
2020 212 4585
2021 243 5354

Florida Gulf Coast University alumni

  1. Chris Sale

    Chris Sale
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1989-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Christopher Allen Sale is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Chicago White Sox, with whom he made his major league debut on August 6, 2010. As a power pitcher, Sale excels at achieving high numbers of strikeouts, and has set a number of strikeout-related records. He bats and throws left-handed, stands 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m), and weighs 180 pounds (82 kg).

  2. Brooke Sweat

    Brooke Sweat
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1986-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    beach volleyball player
    Biography

    Brooke Sweat is an American professional beach volleyball player, specializing as a defender. She started her career in 2007 with the AVP tours. Sweat had her best ever international (FIVB) finish with her then-partner Jennifer Fopma, when they placed third at the 2013 Berlin Grand Slam.

  3. Rayjon Tucker

    Rayjon Tucker
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1997-.. (age 26)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Rayjon Tucker is an American professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles and the Little Rock Trojans.

  4. Matt Caldwell

    Matt Caldwell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1981-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Matthew H. Caldwell is an American Republican politician and a former member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 79th District, which includes northern Lee County, stretching from Lehigh Acres to North Fort Myers, from 2012 to 2018. Caldwell previously represented the 73rd District from 2010 to 2012.

All 11 notable alumni

General info

Alternative names FGCU
Founded 1991
Motto Truth, Knowledge, Wisdom
Colors cobalt blue, emerald green
Academic Calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 1,547
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 10501 Fgcu Blvd S
Fort Myers, Florida, 33965-6565
United States
City population 86,000
Phone 2395901000
Fax +1 (941) 590 1059

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