Florida Gulf Coast University Rankings

Florida Gulf Coast University logo
EduRank.org best universities badge
In the World#1471 of 14178
In North America#460 of 2629
In the United States#418 of 2528
In Florida#14 of 111
In Fort Myers#1 of 3

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
67%
Average SAT
1135
Average ACT
23
Aid receiving
77%
Undergraduates
13,722
Graduates
1,255
Male:Female Ratio
42:58
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
fgcu.edu

Florida Gulf Coast University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate67%65%68%
Applicants13,7355,3438,392
Admissions9,1573,4695,688
Freshmen enrolled full time2,7061,1221,584
Freshmen enrolled part time682543

6,120 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,000 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
2,379 or 88%
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
1,348 or 50%
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

White9310 (62%)
Hispanic3319 (22%)
Black or African American1042 (7%)
Two or more races475 (3%)
Nonresident Alien295 (2%)
Asian283 (2%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown191 (1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander21 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native17 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$6,116
Students receiving aid
77%

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 capacity4,748
Combined charge for room and board$9,180
Room charge$4,820
Meal charge$4,360

Florida Gulf Coast University Majors

MajorAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies284
Business Administration and Management, General19843
Speech Communication and Rhetoric232
Psychology, General210
Resort Management208
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General1656
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General163
Biology & Biological Sciences, General154
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies1305
Marketing & Marketing Management, General135
Accounting9523
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse8415
Finance, General90
Legal Assistant & Paralegal77
Criminalistics and Criminal Science703
Elementary Education and Teaching73
Community Health and Preventive Medicine72
English Language and Literature, General587
Social Work4022
Environmental Studies562
Management Information Systems, General571
Computer Software Engineering54
Education, General448
Political Science and Government, General50
Civil Engineering, General44
Kinesiology and Exercise Science37
Art & Art Studies, General36
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management36
Occupational Therapy & Therapist34
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services32
Physical Therapy & Therapist29
Digital Communication and Media & Multimedia28
Economics, General28
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering24
Public Health, General23
Special Education and Teaching, General211
History, General192
Environmental & Environmental Health Engineering21
Curriculum and Instruction20
Educational Leadership and Administration, General20
Environmental Science20
Public Administration20
Secondary Education and Teaching19
Athletic Training & Trainer18
Clinical Laboratory Science & Medical Technology & Technologist18
Mathematics, General15
Sociology15
Philosophy14
Early Childhood Education and Teaching10
Biochemistry10
Music Teacher Education10
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General9
Anthropology9
Nursing Practice9
Chemistry, General8
Biotechnology8
Engineering, General8
Music Performance, General6
Music Therapy & Therapist4
Applied Mathematics, General4
Grand Total2843,00528846
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate50%43%55%
  • Full-time retention rate - 80%
  • Part-time retention rate - 65%

Publications & Citations

Publications
2,246
Citations
34,508

Publication count by topic

Psychology
321
Biology
198
Computer science
174
Business
172
Sociology
149
Environmental science
148
Medicine
145
Political science
135
Economics
132
Engineering
121
Chemistry
87
Geography
53
Physics
49
Mathematics
48
Geology
40
Art
32
History
29
Philosophy
22
Materials science
17

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Sociology10591,740
Geography10601,738
Environmental science11773,022
Business12821,947
Psychology12876,870
Economics12891,940
Political science1542335
History165526
Geology1771483
Philosophy185215
Engineering18761,318
Biology20035,786
Physics2266675
Computer science25471,251
Medicine26061,573
Art26803
Chemistry30611,428
Mathematics3134403
Materials science451980

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199732
19981312
19991918
20002246
20013169
20023797
200338167
200439249
200551338
200644475
200746525
200884695
200978899
2010731202
20111131381
2012891645
20131331944
20141462371
20151632438
20161642684
20171862980
20181552820
20191903623
20201824108

General info

Alternative namesFGCU
Founded1991
WikipediaFlorida Gulf Coast University
MottoTruth, Knowledge, Wisdom
Colorscobalt blue, emerald green
Academic CalendarSemesters
Total FTE staff1,575
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address10501 Fgcu Blvd S
Fort Myers, Florida, 33965-6565
United States
City population66,000
Phone2395901000
Fax+1 (941) 590 1059

Florida Gulf Coast University in Social Media