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Florida Gulf Coast University

Florida Gulf Coast University

Location: Ft. Myers, Florida

Founded: 1997

Contact: (800) 590-3428


Located just south of Fort Myers and north of Naples on the Southwest Florida coast, Florida Gulf Coast University encompasses 800 acres on which academic buildings, residence halls and athletics facilities share space with wetlands, pinewoods and boardwalks in a natural setting. FGCU serves 15,000 students and offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. It emphasizes a university-wide commitment to sustainability and service learning, with students having completed close to 3 million hours of service since the university opened in 1997. With six colleges, FGCU is committed to serving Southwest Florida with academic programs designed to meet the workforce demands of the five-county region. New interdisciplinary programs include The Water School and the School of Entrepreneurship. A Student and Community Counseling Center opening in October 2019 is part of the university’s growing health-sciences programs and will offer low-cost mental and behavioral health services for the public.

Board of Trustees

10501 FGCU Blvd, South
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565


Dr. Aysegul Timur

10501 FGCU Boulevard, South
Ft. Myers, Florida 33965-6565

Ombudsman Office

Dr. Helen Mamarchev

Interim Ombuds

Edwards Hall
Room 213C
10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565