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University Marketing and Communications

University Marketing and Communications

FGCU Fast Facts

 
 

In less than 20 years, FGCU has made an indelible impact on Southwest Florida. We are a catalyst for the area’s economy and a cultural hub for the community. Our students enjoy one of the highest graduate employment rates among the state’s universities. Our campus and region serve as a living laboratory from which life-improving discoveries emanate. And our sports teams energize the entire region. Inspiring those who inspire others — that’s The FGCU Effect.

Presidents

  • Wilson G. Bradshaw, Ph.D. (2007-Present )
  • William C. Merwin, Ph.D. (1999-2007 )
  • Roy E. McTarnaghan, Ph.D. (1993-1999 )

Accreditation

Colleges

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Education
  • College of Health Professions and Social Work
  • Lutgert College of Business
  • The UA Whitaker College of Engineering

2016 Summary

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By The Numbers

A PLACE WHERE STUDENT SUCCESS IS OUR FIRST PRIORITY

  • Teaching is our primary mission, with 80% of classes taught by full-time faculty
  • FGCU ranks among the top Florida universities for alumni employed or continuing their education one year after graduation
  • Tuition has remained stable for three years with no plans for an increase this coming year
  • The average GPA of our student-athletes is 3.33
  • The average high school GPA of entering freshmen is 3.78, with an SAT score of 1583 and an ACT score of 23.9
  • The beauty of our modern, state-of-the-art facilities can only be matched by that of the lush campus, half of which is in its natural state

Dunk City Impact:

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Students

  • Total number of students enrolled: 14,846
  • 47% are from Southwest Florida (Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties), and 92% are from Florida
  • 7% are from other states, 1.5% international
  • Average SAT score for new students is 1583
  • Average grade point average (GPA) for freshman is 3.78
  • 4,748 students reside in on-campus housing (including West Lake Village)

Athletics

  • FGCU Athletics belongs to NCAA Division I Atlantic Sun Conference
  • First #15 seed ever to advance to NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Sweet 16

Current Competing:

  • Men’s teams: Baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, sand volleyball, soccer, tennis
  • Women’s teams: Basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving (competing in the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association), tennis, volleyball

Campus

  • 800 acres
  • 400 acres are restored and preserved wetlands and uplands
  • 15-acre solar field
  • 39 residential buildings with 4,748 beds

FGCU Off-site Properties

  • Atrium Executive Center, Fort Myers (classrooms, conference space)
  • Gulf Coast Center at Buckingham (505 acres, 60+ buildings, softball field, pool, Eagles Challenge course)
  • Charlotte County WGCU TV/Radio (transmitter)
  • Harvey Kapnick Education and Research Center, Naples (11,667 square feet, classrooms, labs, conference space. Home of Everglades Wetland Research Park, Moonlight on the Marsh environmental lecture series)
  • Herald Court Centre, Punta Gorda (classrooms, meeting space)
  • Naples Center, Naples (classrooms, conference rooms)
  • Vester Marine and Environmental Science Research Field Station, Bonita Springs (14,652 square feet, labs, apartments, docks)
  • West Lake Village (student housing)

Renaissance Academy

  • Hundreds of non-credit courses offered throughout the year at sites throughout Southwest Florida

Student Clubs and Organizations

  • 20 Fraternities and sororities
  • 26 Sports clubs
  • 180 Student organizations

Service to Community

  • 191,813 student service-learning hours accrued in the community between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014
  • 2 million student service learning hours accrued in the community since FGCU’s opening in 1997

Alumni

  • 23,000 graduates received one or more FGCU degrees as of spring 2015
  • Percentage of all alumni live in:
    • 35% Lee County
    • 14% Collier County
    • 4% Charlotte County
    • 3.4% Sarasota County
    • 2.5% Broward County
  • States with most alumni:
    • Florida
    • Georgia
    • North Carolina
    • New York
    • Texas

Faculty and Staff

  • Total number of faculty is 512
  • Total number of staff is 741

Research and Sponsored Programs

  • Award amount for Research and Sponsored Programs was $10.2 million for 2014-15
  • Since FGCU’s opening in 1997, total award amount has been nearly $194.8 million