Welcome to Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU)! We strive to be the premier, student-centered university in America—and our beautiful campus in Fort Myers, FL backs up that promise. Nestled on a 252 acre conservation site along 8 miles of unspoiled barrier islands facing the Gulf of Mexico, FGCU is a vibrant university community surrounded by natural beauty.
Our buzzing academic atmosphere is home to more than 14,000 diverse students from over 40 countries and even more cultures. Our student body is composed of undergraduates, graduates, and career-changing non-traditional students, who are united by FGCU's commitment to excellence and service. With over 150 distinguished faculty members, plus numerous visiting and Distinguished Scholars-in-Residence, our small number of students get more individual attention than they would at larger universities.
FGCU’s dynamism extends far beyond the classroom. Our students have access to a rich array of resources to make their college experience the best it can be. Our Recreational Sports Complex includes swimming pools and an adventure center offering kayaks, paddleboards and more. The Campus Commons invites you to watch the sunrise from the beach or grab a bite to eat from one of our many popular restaurants. To further engage with the local community, FGCU participates in numerous outreach programs that provide tutoring services to underserved youth in surrounding counties.
Our research initiatives are top notch as well. Faculty members collaborate with leading institutions worldwide on studies that cross all disciplines. This focus on cutting-edge research means our graduates are fully prepared for their chosen professional paths when they graduate. FGCU's proof of excellence? The majority of our alumni take on positions within their chosen field just six months after graduation!
When you come visit FGCU, you can expect more than just academic excellence—you will witness top-tier athletic competition at its best. The Eagles dominate NCAA Division I Athletics in all sports and even have their very own NHL minor league team (the Everblades). Plus, with nearly 200 student organizations vying for your attention, you’ll never find yourself bored!
All in all, Florida Gulf Coast University provides an energizing environment that encourages students to expand their horizons and aim for whatever goals they may have. So, come be part of our energetic community and consider applying today - you’re career success awaits!