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Florida Gulf Coast University Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Florida Gulf Coast University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 8,244 out of 13,608 applicants or 61% were admitted making Florida Gulf Coast University a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores. Florida Gulf Coast University typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 33% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 7,932 5,676 13,608
Accepted 4,842 3,402 8,244
Acceptance Rate 61% 60% 61%
Enrolled 1,506 1,192 2,698
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 31% 35% 33%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Florida Gulf Coast University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Florida Gulf Coast University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 22 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. 48 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Florida Gulf Coast University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 980. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1140 out of 1600. 52 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1060 1220
SAT Reading 540 620
SAT Math 510 590
ACT Composite 22 26
ACT English 21 25
ACT Math 20 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >73%
24 to 26 Avg + 61%-73%
22 to 24 Avg - 48%-61%
20 to 22 Reach 35%-48%
Less than 20 Low <35%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1220 and Above Good >73%
1140 to 1220 Avg + 61%-73%
1060 to 1140 Avg - 48%-61%
980 to 1060 Reach 35%-48%
Less than 980 Low <35%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need above average high school grades to get into Florida Gulf Coast University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Florida Gulf Coast University was 3.37 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Florida Gulf Coast University accepts 61% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 23% Good
3.50 to 3.75 15% Good
3.25 to 3.50 19% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 21% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 22% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Florida Gulf Coast University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=433660 IPEDS survey data for Florida Gulf Coast University.



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