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Website ranks FGCU student housing among the country's best

Posted: 11:31 AM, Feb 02, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-02 16:33:53Z

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A national website has released their ranking of on-campus housing across the country, and a Southwest Florida school made an appearance on the list.

The website Niche says Florida Gulf Coast University's housing is the 10th-best in the country, and received the highest score for a public university.

In addition to highlighting FGCU’s student services, University Magazine spotlights the campus’ focus on safety, including around-the-clock monitoring and well-lit pathways. Plus, the Eagle Express is available to shuttle students around the university and to off-campus destinations.

“Over the last 20 years, we have been able to create a housing community that meets the needs of today’s college students,” said Brian Fisher, Ed.D., director of FGCU’s Office of Housing & Residence Life.  “Almost all of our 4,748 spaces on campus offer a private bedroom that includes a shared living space with other students. Our communities have state-of-the-art amenities that include a new campus boardwalk on a lake, dining facilities, resort-style pools and spaces – like our study rooms, game rooms and movie theaters – for students to interact. We also bring key campus resources like First Year Advising, faculty teaching in classrooms and tutoring programs into our residence halls to help students with their academic needs, too.”

The Niche “2018 Best College Dorms in America” list was created using self-reported student surveys and data from the U.S. Department of Education. Niche looked at the agency’s information related to average housing cost, housing capacity and the student housing crime rate. The three data sets are reported to the U.S. Department of Education by FGCU.

High Point University, a private liberal arts university in North Carolina, toped the list.

To learn more about the rankings, visit [ .