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Florida Gulf Coast University is a public institution that was founded in 1991. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 11,291, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 700 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Florida Gulf Coast University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 74. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,323 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $24,956 (2011-12).
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Florida Gulf Coast University is located on 760 acres of restored wetlands that serve as a laboratory for the environmental colloquium required of all students. This new high-tech campus has already attracted over 5500 intellectually curious students excited about the opportunity to explore knowledge and conduct research under the encouraging direction of talented professors recruited from across the nation. Students enjoy an active learning environment and career-relevant training in small classes that assure student-centered learning. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in five colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Health Professions, and Public Services.
When applying to Florida Gulf Coast University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Florida Gulf Coast University is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 69.9 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||69.9% 4|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at Florida Gulf Coast University is 22:1, and the school has 21.0 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Florida Gulf Coast University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Health Professions and Related Programs; and Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 74.8 percent.
Florida Gulf Coast University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 11,291, with a gender distribution of 44.9 percent male students and 55.1 percent female students. At this school, 32.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 68.0 percent of students live off campus. Florida Gulf Coast University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Florida Gulf Coast University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, day care, and health service. Florida Gulf Coast University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, and lighted pathways/sidewalks. Of the students at Florida Gulf Coast University, 89 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Florida Gulf Coast University.
|Students who have cars on campus||89%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Florida Gulf Coast University, 44.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,391.
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|In-state tuition and fees||$7,323 (2011-12)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$24,956 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$8,150 (2011-12)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data