Florida Gulf Coast University Reviews

  • 26 Reviews
  • Fort Myers (FL)
  • Annual Tuition: $25,162
77% of 26 students said this degree improved their career prospects
92% of 26 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Kristin Elink-Schuurman-Laura
  • Reviewed: 3/23/2013
  • Degree: Law
"The teachers are willing to work with you to make this master's program what you want it to be. However, if you don't have any interest or drive, you will get very little out of this program."
Morgan Ryder
  • Reviewed: 2/22/2013
  • Degree: Forensic Science
"As a first year, first semester graduate student, I believe that the pros of my program are first and foremost the quality of the faculty. The Instructors I've encountered thus far have such a passion for their field; and it shows through their instruction methods, accessibility to students, and genuine concern about our success. The class sizes are small, as is the program; which gives me a unique opportunity to be in classes with fellow students who are just beginning (like myself), or in their final semester. The students in this program are very diverse, and it's great to not only learn from an Instructor, but also other peers in an open-format setting. This type of learning environment makes the assignments enjoyable and leaves the 'arduous, heavy workload' idea at the door. The material is challenging, but not overwhelming. The only 'con' I can think of at this time is that I would prefer to have the option of NOT taking virtual classes. Some people prefer online classes and do well-- I'm not one of them, especially for a graduate-level course. I'd much rather be in class on campus and have the face-to-face live interaction with my Instructor and fellow students. Overall, I love that my program is small because it gives me the chance to actually get to know almost every student in it. This program (Forensic Studies) is somewhat of a rarity at universities, but it provides highly-specialized courses with an A+++ faculty, which makes me proud to be a part of it."
Andrew Salinas
  • Reviewed: 1/12/2013
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"The school does an amazing job using technology to it's maximum potential. The student to faculty ratio is ideal; allowing for students to communicate with their professors whenever necessary. The school also has an excellent internship program, in which students are placed in the most beneficial environment for their desired field."
Lindsay Rodriguez
  • Reviewed: 12/12/2012
  • Degree: Public Policy
"There are many pros to this grad program and very little cons so far. One major pro is that you get to give back to the community. With the internship and the subject of public service there are many ways to give back. Another pro is how easy it is to get in contact with your professors. Unlike large universities where students are just a number, at FGCU it isn't hard to contact a professor for help. They are usually just a phone call or e-mail away, or you can visit them at their offices. A con would be all the reading that is expected of you. It seems almost impossible to get the reading done sometimes."
Sarah Heckler
  • Reviewed: 12/1/2012
  • Degree: Education
"I enjoy my graduate program, my cohort, and my instructors. This isn't just school, this is practical experience and this institution makes strides in job placement after completion of the program. The program itself has 5 clinical internships that prepare you for your professional career. And, the program is a CACREP certified program - therefore nationally recognized. There's not much in Fort Myers, Fla but a wonderful school."
Christopher Lienhardt
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2012
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"Small school feel means lots of 1 on 1 time with your graduate advisers and your committee. This has been pivotal in my successes here. The school doesn't have the funding for cutting edge technologies yet, but what is available is worth your while."