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 13,000 students enrolled per year at FGCU.

Many of the students accepted into this school earned an SAT score in the range of 1400 - 1640, or got accepted with an ACT score between 20 - 24. We were able to estimate the FGCU average GPA (3.06 - 3.25) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 66% of all those who apply are admitted to Florida Gulf Coast University, from which 39 percent choose to attend. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the FGCU acceptance rate in 2015 is going to be around 65%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at fgcu.edu.

Overall FGCU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Florida Gulf Coast University was reported as 65.8% in Fall 2013 with over 10,800 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 SAT Scores: 1400 - 1640
  • FGCU ACT Scores: 20 - 24
  • FGCU Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.25

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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Florida Gulf Coast University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 65.5%
  • 2010-2011: 69.9%
  • 2011-2012: 58.0%
  • 2012-2013: 67.6%
  • 2013-2014: 65.8%
  • Projected FGCU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 65.4%

How Does FGCU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Florida Gulf Coast University is nineteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale93.3%
University of Miami40.5%
The University of Tampa52.2%
Florida Institute of Technology60.5%

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
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to FGCU (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading470 - 550
Math470 - 550
Writing460 - 540
Total Score1400 - 1640
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 24
Math19 - 24
Composite Score20 - 24
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