Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU)

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FGCU can be found in Fort Myers, FL, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 16,000 students enrolled per year at FGCU.

Many of the students accepted into this school earned an SAT score in the range of 1060 - 1210, or got accepted with an ACT score between 21 - 25. We were able to estimate the FGCU average GPA (3.13 - 3.33) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 67% of all those who apply are admitted to Florida Gulf Coast University, from which 30 percent choose to attend. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the FGCU acceptance rate in 2021 is going to be around 60%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at fgcu.edu.

Overall FGCU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Florida Gulf Coast University was reported as 66.7% in Fall 2020 with over 13,700 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • FGCU ACT Scores: 21 - 25
  • FGCU Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into Florida Gulf Coast University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Florida Gulf Coast University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Florida Gulf Coast University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 56.1%
  • 2017-2018: 64.3%
  • 2018-2019: 64.9%
  • 2019-2020: 66.7%
  • Projected FGCU Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 59.9%

How Does FGCU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Florida Gulf Coast University is eighteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Miami27.1%
The University of Tampa44.8%
Florida Institute of Technology65.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to FGCU (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading540 - 620
Math520 - 590
Total Score1060 - 1210
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 25
Math19 - 25
Composite Score21 - 25
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