|Ethnicity Breakdown||Asian||Black||Caucasian||Hispanic||Middle Eastern||Native American||Pacific Islander|
|Florida Gulf Coast University Students||4%||19%||52%||33%||1%||1%||1%|
|All Bold.org College Students||12%||22%||36%||25%||2%||2%||1%|
These schools are similar to Florida Gulf Coast University in key aspects like size, setting, and academics.
100% of students
I really enjoyed the size of the school. It isn't as huge and overwhelming as larger schools but it isn't too small that you would constantly run into the same people.
Be aware of on-campus housing. I know a couple of people, myself included, that have had issues with mold and ants in the dorms.
I love the fact that FGCU keeps its class sizes small and gives us the opportunities that some bigger colleges do as well. Their freshman dorms are amazing especially since you have your own room. I live off-campus for my last few years and it isn't far from the school. You do have to search for social life that fits you, but there are clubs for almost everything.
Some of the teachers here are questionable in their ability to teach, not their knowledge. The professors are crazy smart, just some of them should not be teachers. Also, some of the advice isn't amazing, but you can always ask upperclassmen for recommendations.
College is tough, but with a positive mindset and a hard work ethic, it's not hard to go far. College is also very fun so it's important to remember to get out sometime!
Be aware that college is not like high school in the aspect that homework is less but more in-depth. You're more likely to spend more time on homework for your classes.
That is not an extremely large school so we can have closer contact with professors.
Lack of competent advisors and support in the transition from school to college for international students
I am not typically an outgoing person; however, being a part of the FGCU student body has changed me a bit. I find myself meeting such interesting people from all over. I learn more about their cultures and views of the world from a different perspective. My experience at FGCU has had such a positive effect on me and spawned an awakening in me. I am not alone. I am surrounded by a diverse population that is having the same experience as me. If I don’t take advantage of meeting new people, I am missing the opportunity for personal growth that will only help me be a better, more well-rounded, person.
The food isn’t that great. Please understand, that I am very picky about my diet and do not have a very expanded palate. I’m sure it’s fine, just not my food favorites. I do go to the dining hall to be with friends and socialize.
FGCU is a great school with a gorgeous campus. There is good nightlife but that is not my thing. The buildings are all new and the dorms are the best dorms I've seen at any college.
One biology professor, the people can be immature but that's most colleges.