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I really liked FGCU!Super BrilliantUndecided
I really liked FGCU! It was a *much*, much better experience than FSU. FGCU has a pleasant atmosphere, a relatively nice staff, and is nicely sized.

The only reason I had to transfer, was that they did not offer what I wanted to study: Linguistics or Cognitive Science. But this is to be expected, given that it is a small university. Given the choice between FGCU and FSU, I would pick FGCU a thousand times over. I didn't have to fear for my life at FGCU.

1st Year Male -- Class 2016
Collaboration/Competitive: A, Faculty Accessibility: B-
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I am an out of state student attending FGCU as a freshman. My experience at this school was horrible. I am in the honors program which has recently transitioned into an Honors College. While this is exciting news, the new College has not alerted the current honors students of the new requirements to graduate with Honors at all. Also the University itself is a commuter school, meaning that students just come to campus to take some classes then leave, there is no "college town" or "college community" here. The night life at this school is also horrendous, there are a few bars that are around here but half the time they are not even busy, which makes dancing with your friends extremely awkward. There is also no housing for Greek Life meaning that there are few greek parties and the ones that do exist get shut down by midnight anyways. Also the immediate town around here is terrible and offers nothing to college students except maybe for the beaches that are at least a half hour away from campus anyways. Lastly I recently had a family member pass and was offered absolutely no help by the advising system we have in place. All they told me was to contact my teachers and that hopefully they will reply to me. Furthermore they did not even offer me any grieving services or any help what so ever, which was appalling. Overall if you are looking for a college that is boring, with no rigorous classes, and a bad party scene this school is for you.
1st Year Female -- Class 1920
Campus Aesthetics: A, Education Quality: F
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The school upon first look is beautiful. Sunshine and Palm trees. Soon after coming here, i realized it is a cheap sham. Both the campus and the social life. the frats and sororities are unwelcoming and very clichey, so even if you wanted to be in one, good luck with that. However, if you are not in one, good luck making friends. I transferred here this past fall from TN, even though i am orginially from north florida. Worst deicision i ever made. Yes it is cheaper as i am now in state, but the money is not worth it because this school sucks. It is very clichey, so as a transfer, it is hard to fit in. Even as a normally social person, no one here is open. It is not a diverse campus, and the only thing to do is drink and get high, which there is a lot of. Fort Meyers has NOTHING to do as a young adult. Its all old people, and even the beaches are mediocre, even if you normally love the beach. the community hates the college students and are very stingy when you are out in public. The sports here suck. The womens is ok, but the mens is a joke. even if you are a very atheltic person, good luck getting onto any of the teams. If you are a seterotypical dude who likeshaving sex with loose women, getting drunk, high, and just messing around, this is a good school for you. If you are a guy who is interested in more than that, dont waste your money even applying here. You will not find people like you, and you will not find girls interested in you. You will waste atleast 5 years of your life here cause no one graduates on time.
1st Year Male -- Class 2018
Campus Aesthetics: B+, Innovation: F
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