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Florida Gulf Coast University

United States
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About Florida Gulf Coast University

Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) is a public, space-grant university in Lee County, Florida. The university was founded in 1991. The university also has three other satellite campus in Naples, Punta Gorda, and Cape Coral.

Florida Gulf Coast University consists of six academic colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education, College of Health Professions, College of Professional Studies, Lutgert College of Business, and The UA Whitaker College of Engineering. These colleges offers a wide variety of courses, including 52 undergraduate degree programs, 30 graduate degree programs, 2 doctorate degree programs, and 1 specialist program.

The university has gained good academic reputation over the years. According to the US News, the university is ranked as first-tier among Regional Universities in the southern United States. It is also named one of the top 301 business schools in the country by Princeton Review.

Campus information

The 760-acres consists of 89 completed buildings. Facilities include library, laboratories, classrooms, conference centers, sports facilities, and etc. There are two separate housing villages on periphery of the campus: the North Lake and South Village. There are also various dining franchises on-campus such as Subway, Taco Bell Express, Starbucks and etc.

The campus is situated in the heart of Southwest Florida, home to many beautiful beaches, offering a lot of outdoor opportunities. The city also offers various great places to shop, dine, and play, all are easily accessible. Southwest Florida International Airport is only within a short ride from the campus.


FGCU students are not required to live on campus; therefore the application process is separate from the admissions application. Students may NOT apply for housing prior to being admitted to FGCU. In order to be considered for on-campus housing, students are required to submit a Housing Agreement for the period requested and include a $50.00 (non-refundable) application fee. The housing application must include the University ID number issued by the Admissions Office in order for it to be processed.

Students are encouraged to apply early for on-campus housing because demand is high and space is limited. It is important to note that submitting a Housing Agreement does not guarantee a space in on-campus housing, room type, specific room or building, living options or roommate requests. Students cannot be assigned a space prior to being admitted to the university.


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 1 Agriculture Studies 1 Applied, Pure Sciences 1 Computer Science, IT 1 Creative Arts & Design 1 Engineering 2 Humanities & Social Sciences 1 Mass Communication & Media 1 Sports Science 1


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