Florida Gulf Coast University

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world rank  1105

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University Overview

Established in 1991, Florida Gulf Coast University is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the small city of Fort Myers (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Florida. Officially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 29 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. FGCU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym FGCU
Founded 1991
Motto Truth, Knowledge, Wisdom
Colours Cobalt blue and emerald green

University Location

Address 10501 Fgcu Boulevard South
Fort Myers
33965-6565 Florida
United States
Tel +1 (239) 590 1000
Fax +1 (941) 590 1059

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Ft. Myers 33965-6565
(941) 590 7878
888 889 1095

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff 800-899
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, large, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, medium full-time , selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Florida Gulf Coast University's Library
Florida Gulf Coast University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 220,377 physical volumes, 3,127 physical media, 2,145,096 digital/electronic medium and 407 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Florida Gulf Coast University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 4,754 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges


Year of first Accreditation

1999


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (AANA)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • State University System of Florida (SUSF)
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Open Education Global

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