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  • 05/05/2010

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    83 out of 86 people found this review useful. 1 of 292

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    Tips for prospective students

    It's expensive but its well worth it. Try getting a dorm style apartment like the one I'll be living in that includes meal plans and shuttles to cut down on your living expenses. Try finding a roomate that is ready to buckle down where its necessary because it will be necessary often. FS's courseload is statistically not light... at all. Be prepared to put a lot of time into a great education.

  • 02/08/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    52 out of 53 people found this review useful. 2 of 292

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    Great for these types of students

    Full Sail has been known for its different students. Anyone is welcome and you will find others like you or they might just rub off on you. You won't feel alone for too long after starting classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Im in the Game Art Degree and its no picnic. The workload is one of a professional, your are getting it because you asked to become an professional when you applied. The instructors have no problem helping you out or even your peers. You really learn your trade inside and out. And after you graduate if you feel that you need a bit of a refresher on whats new in the industry you can come back for free (within your degree of course) Mainly, get ready to get to work and find out whats fun to you (in and out of school) and stick to it. And pay attention to everything you have access to, your grades mainly.

    Bang for the buck

    At an average 4 year college you are going to spend about $100,000 or even more for a good college. Its worth it. I just hope you don't make a habit of failing..the first one is free but any time after that is money. Just make sure you stay on top of your finances even if your adviser is not lol.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have made so many friends and people at this school. Its truly fun especially when Zombies are walking around. Thats right Zombies. There are so many guest speakers that your are allowed to go see, Nickelodeon reps, Blizzard, Sony, people how have worked on the most popular movies and games. They tell you what the industry is looking for and how to get a job in a company. Just be prepared to hear the word networking A LOT.

    Am learning a lot

    They jam in as much information as possible into your brain in less then 2 years. I hope your not lazy, don't mind missing sleep and love caffeine ^_^ your going to need it.

  • 10/14/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    32 out of 34 people found this review useful. 3 of 292

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Independent studiers, students that are/will be holding full time jobs, students who can't move to Florida.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you aren't a procrastinator - once a week you are assigned about 15 assignments and you have one week to complete on your own time.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely worth the cash - they send you a brand new MacBook Pro as well as all of the programs your degree will be needing. And I mean ALL of them.

    Am enjoying being here

    The only hard thing about the school is sometimes getting ahold of some teachers.

    Am learning a lot

    I currently am enrolled online in the graphic design program and this school has definitely showed me the tools of the trade.

  • 05/18/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    27 out of 28 people found this review useful. 4 of 292

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    Great for these types of students

    Full Sail is FANTASTIC for people who KNOW what they want to do with their lives, and have a passion for some facet of the entertainment industry. They will put you right in the drivers seat, and although it may be a rough and tough ride, on the other side, you'll come out a professional.

    Tips for prospective students

    Full Sail banks on you knowing EXACTLY what you want to do with your life. It's not a place to go if you're only toying with the idea of working in the entertainment industry. Their program is proven to work, very well at that, but you MUST know that it's right for you, and be able to make the huge commitment of time that they demand from you. Don't plan on partying on the weekends, bumming around town, or socializing every other minute of the day. Otherwise, YOU WILL FAIL. You've been warned.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm not gonna lie, Full Sail is expensive, possibly on the verge of being overpriced. However, if you consider the fact that you can get a Bachelor's Degree in two years, and you break their price down into the usual four, their prices are only slightly high than your average out-of-state college.

    Will enjoy being here

    I checked out several apartments during my visit, and looked around the town as well. I couldn't ask for Full Sail to be in a nicer, more accommodating neighborhood! Despite it's seemingly upscale location, if you look around even a little bit, you'll easily find reasonably priced housing.

    Will learn a lot

    Full Sail may be expensive, but for good reason! I recently went on their Behind the Scenes Tour, and saw that they have the latest of EVERYTHING. You couldn't ask for a more advanced or better equipped school. They sometimes even get the latest tools before professionals in the industry get them!

  • 08/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 out of 17 people found this review useful. 5 of 292

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is patrolled at literally all hours (since the school is open and classes are running 24/7) by security and occasionally police cars will swing through to check things out. Stands are strategically placed with a campus alarm and an emergency phone if you need help. If you need help or are worried about walking to your car late at night, security will help you. One thing to look out for - everyone in the area knows FS students have expensive equipment usually on us at all times and we're marked by student ID badges on bright orange lanyards (which are to be worn at all times while on campus). The school suggests that once you are done with class and you're leaving school remove the badge and put it away so they can't pick you out. Students have been robbed (though all suspects were quickly caught) and have had laptops stolen.

    Greek Life

    Full Sail does not have a sorority/fraternity - anyone who tries to get you to join one is very likely scamming you.

    Clubs and Activities

    Full Sail has a number of clubs and will stress networking over and over (honestly, you'll hear the word networking like it's nobody's business). The Male to Female ratio at this school is 9:1 (yeah, seriously) so one I might suggest for the ladies is the X factor - a group for the women at full sail.

    Great for these types of students

    Responsible, committed, passionate, open-minded, creative students

    Bang for the buck

    Full Sail has literally the latest and greatest equipment and it's at your disposal - if it's being used in the industry they have it. The facilities are amazing, modern and high-tech. The school has a great library and they give you everything you need at the distribution center. Most supplies are provided including a brand new MacBook Pro, all of your software/programs, books, and other materials. The plus side is, if they don't have something you need for you to keep they at least have it for you to use. Another plus side is that brand new laptop comes with a 3 year subscription of lojack in case it's ever stolen.

    What to do for fun

    Full Sail always has something going on from seminars with guest speakers (many big names) who work in the industry, to concerts, talent shows and more. Recently I've noticed a few emails in regards to some WWE events on campus if that's you're thing. Disney, SeaWorld, and Universal are nearby if that's your thing. Locally, there are a ton of venues, movie theaters, malls, and other places to go - don't think you'll have a lot of time for it but if you find yourself with a free day and decide not to sleep, there's plenty to do.

    Food and Dining

    There are a number of good places to eat around campus and restaurants are around almost every building. The school has it's own little cafe's where you can grab something to eat or drink (there's a Starbuck's in one building). If you're not feeling any of those, there is a BBQ joint, an Ale House, a McDonald's, Wendy's, Chinese Restaurant, Pizza Place, Sub Shop, Chile's, Crisper's, and another restaurant that's name I can't remember but it involves hot wings.

    Dorm Life

    Full Sail does not have On-Campus housing or dorms, probably due to the fast-pace of the school. New classes start every month therefore new students are enrolling and students are graduating every month which isn't feasible for On-Campus housing. If you're not local, renting is pretty much your best (and for most students) your only option. A number of nice apartment complexes are in the area, for those who don't drive they suggest being within two miles of the school so you can bike or walk (which many do). For those with a car, you obviously have more (and better) options. Apartments in the area can be expensive for someone on their own so I would suggest finding a roommate if at all possible. Full Sail has a housing department that can provide you with a list of students seeking roommates. It is extremely important to thoroughly interview and get to know anyone you consider living with!! You'll be living with them for anywhere from 1-4 years and I've heard many horror stories from people who did not take their search seriously and ended up living with someone they could not get along with. Get to know the person (and though it may feel inappropriate, their financial situation) before you sign a lease - you don't want to be stuck living with someone who can't afford the bills and costs fall on you). Another thing with renting, GET RENTER'S INSURANCE. It is absolutely vital that you obtain renter's insurance as soon as you sign the lease and move in (some apartment complex's require it for move-in). The insurance is important for a number of reason's but primarily due to the unpredictable weather (possible flooding/hurricane season) and sadly, the possibility of a break-in. Not to deter anyone from living here but robberies are not uncommon in the area both for apartments and cars. Having renter's insurance keeps you covered in any of these events and really isn't that costly (lump it with you car insurance and you'll save some money). Despite that little bit the area really is a nice place to live in while you're here.

    Academic Rigor

    As previously mentioned Full Sail's workload is extensive and demanding. You have a new class each month and classes range from sixty to eighty hours total and each day of class is comprised of a four hour lecture followed by a four hour lab. Most classes require completion of multiple projects throughout the month as well as quizzes, presentations, and the usual exams. Projects range in size and some may take days or weeks to complete. It's important to put out your best work and not slack off as you'll need as much material for your final portfolio as possible. On the upside, if you do fail due to grades, Full Sail pays for you to retake the class (fail for attendance and that's on you). For campus students, some classes may be online and such classes are still as demanding and work-heavy as campus classes. Free tutoring is available and instructors provide you with a wealth of resources to complete your work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Full Sail's workload is extensive and the schedule is demanding. If you're not a self-starter, can't manage your time, and you're not committed you won't last at this school. Be responsible, be diligent, and be present as with most classes, missing just one day will result in failure of the class. Know for sure that this is the industry for you and this is the career you want. Be passionate, be creative, be willing to learn.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail is an amazing school that will offer you the finest education for the industry that money can buy (and you will be spending a lot of it). You get out what you're willing to put in, all the resources are there from one on one assistance to the latest equipment and awesome facilities. A note for any girls just so you're aware, Full Sail's Male to Female ratio is 9:1 - we're a rare species here.

  • 02/08/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 out of 18 people found this review useful. 6 of 292

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The student that has mastered the art of balancing study time with play time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do all the research you can but I'm telling you first hand, if you want a career in performing arts... Full Sail is the school for you!

    Bang for the buck

    It's a heavy load, but it's well worth it. The quality of the eduction is bar none.

    Am enjoying being here

    I'm learning so much, I love being a student.

    Am learning a lot

    In order to pass a class, you HAVE to learn and study.

  • 04/27/2010

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    11 out of 21 people found this review useful. 1 person found it offensive. 1 person found this inaccurate. 7 of 292

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Musicians, Producers, Artists

    Will learn a lot

    I want to attend this school because it will enhance my producing and mixing skills

  • 05/01/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    10 out of 10 people found this review useful. 8 of 292

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    They have live performances in the venue and they often have celebrities in the industry come to speak to the students. They've had Michael from Boys II Men and multiple others.

    Food and Dining

    They have multiple restaurants in walking distance right by the school

    Dorm Life

    They don't have dorms they have apartments and its alot of them. You can search and look up your price range and go from there!

    Academic Rigor

    Recording Arts Bachelor's

    Tips for prospective students

    Full Sail in general is an awesome school for those who are interested in music, photography, film , entertainment, game design and more. Full Sail may be expensive but it's well worth it, not only can you take classes at the campus while living in Orlando, you can take classes online if you dont want to leave home. They supply you will all the tools necessary to start your schooling and your career and they keep it straight forward with you. My advice would be to most definitely keep in touch with them with any questions and always get a headstart on your admission, financial and housing needs. One thing that I love about Full Sail is that as soon as your accepted and enrolled they have a website for the students that allows to keep tabs on the things you need to do before you start and it's a big help. Full Sail is the best!

    In three sentences

    Full Sail in my opinion is off the charts! Its a very open place and your creativity plays a very important role! There is no rate its an exciting place to be and it allows you to put your dreams to life!

  • 04/01/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    7 out of 8 people found this review useful. 9 of 292

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    hard working and love what program you are going into everyone i have talked to before I made my decision to go here said you get out of it what you put in which is very true work had and you will go far

    Tips for prospective students

    be ready to work. like said its 4 years of schools in 2 years. people who do the best work their butts off while here. It is important to know what you want to do. it is hard to transfer credits from this school so if you are unsure or on the fence of what you want to major in this school is not for you.

    Bang for the buck

    its sort of expensive, it is a great program and you get a mac book pro but still seems high. plus no on campus living makes it hard for some to be able to keep up with costs

    Will enjoy being here

    Its in Florida! Moving from Ohio will be a big step up.

    Will learn a lot

    they jam 4 yrs of college into 2 but its great info in an industry environment that will prepare you for the real world

  • 02/20/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    5 out of 7 people found this review useful. 10 of 292

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    That apparently can't be a procrastinator, and is really looking forward to a great experience. They also need to be able to open up their mind and think outside of the box.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely a University to research!

    Bang for the buck

    I am a tad scared about the money but I know, like any great University, there will be financial aid. I just hope I get approved!

    Will enjoy being here

    I believe everyone that goes to this school has a very creative mind and that's definitely something I'm looking for as well as the teachers.

    Will learn a lot

    I am researching this school and from what I can tell I will definitely learn A LOT. Just by researching it I have come to find that many people that have gone here had something to prove education wise.

  • 05/10/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    5 out of 7 people found this review useful. 11 of 292

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    gamers,technogeeks and any other type of student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Remeber to study,study,study. That is the only way to achieve.

    Bang for the buck

    Its very costly but worth it in the end.

    Will enjoy being here

    This place is gamer's paradise.

    Will learn a lot

    You have to want to learn to get things done.

  • 06/06/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 12 of 292

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    Great for these types of students

    Being creative is the best way to let yourself free. Music, gaming, or whatever this is a winner!!!

    Bang for the buck

    Figure out everything you need to then have your fun.

    Will enjoy being here

    I'm getting out of WI and starting life. The campus is beautiful!!!!

    Will learn a lot

    I am fully ready to jump into school again.

  • 07/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 13 of 292

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Mature students who are very responsible and dedicated.

    Tips for prospective students

    Realize that Full Sail is here to prepare you for your chosen profession in the entertainment industry. You will need to work as hard as possible. It will be your responsibility to learn as much as you can. If you are not able to make it at Full Sail, chances are good that you will not be able to make it in the industry.

    Bang for the buck

    Full Sail is expensive, but you must remember you will graduate in approximately 2 years versus 4 years at a typical college. Which translates to 2 years of savings on housing and utilities. You will not have any lab fees or book costs in addition to tuition as you would at a 4 year college. Also, you will be prepared to join the workforce 2 years earlier than if you attended a different university.

    Am enjoying being here

    Attending Full Sail has been enjoyable for me. It's a lot of hard work, but I am enjoying learning all I can from my instructors.

    Am learning a lot

    I have definitely learned a great deal while at Full Sail. Full Sail includes every area of instruction in their programs… from the equipment used to contract law and business ethics.

  • 02/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 14 of 292

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there is security everywhere. you need a badge to get in any door.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are clubs and activities for everything! be as involved or not involved as you want. there is always something going on.

    Great for these types of students

    anyone looking for fabulous opportunities in film, music production and game development or art.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    full sail live - on campus full size venue that hosts live concerts!

    Bang for the buck

    so many opportunities!

    What to do for fun

    you are less than 30 minutes away from disney world and universal studios orlando. downtown orlando is pretty cool too.

    Food and Dining

    places to eat out everywhere. even people on a budget!

    Dorm Life

    there is no dorm. you must rent an apartment. the apartments near by are all very nice, especially sun key.

    Academic Rigor

    it is very challenging. this is not a party school, but the pay off is definitely worth it. each month is a new challenge as classes are only 28 days long.

    Tips for prospective students

    the school provides great opportunities for everyone. even new students can get their foot in the door and work on full scale productions. if you want this, there is no better place to go.

    In three sentences

    the teachers/professors have unbelievable knowledge and not afraid to share it. though the hours can be very strenuous, the work you put in definitely brings benefits that wouldn't be found elsewhere. it's a fantastic opportunity

  • 06/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 15 of 292

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    creative minds are welcome here

    Tips for prospective students

    The hours can get a little crazy but that's the industry so they're getting you prepared. Get as much practice on everything you can get while your there remember repetition is key. Don't slack off and browse the net during class all day that's a very easy way to waste your money. Pay attention it'll pay off in the future.

    Bang for the buck

    You get what you put in and it is as simple as that learn all you can your paying big bucks to come here.

    Am enjoying being here

    im currently online right now but im sure i'll have a blast once i go on campus

    Academic Rigor

    IM LEARNING LOADS from the moment i started till now i can really say that i'm a different person with all the information that I've learned technology that i have acquainted myself with its crazy. Knowledge is power the more you know the more dangerous you are to your competition.

  • 03/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 16 of 292

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People that have some prior knowledge of the career field they are going in to and it's a plus to have some prior software experience. Also you need to be self-organized.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is very competitive to other design schools out there and the programs are much quicker. There may be less in depth learning and collaborating but in the end you'll have a degree sooner and you can always research beyond what the teachers give you.

    What to do for fun

    Again, not on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Didn't stay on campus so I never had the food.

    Dorm Life

    Didn't live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    There are times when the classes are fairly easy, but their are times when projects take up all of your time and finishing them comes down to the last minute.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you go online, learn how to schedule and prioritize. You will have to set your own pace. Teachers don't see you everyday so they can't check on your assignments, you either turn them in or don't. Check due dates and start assignments as soon as possible.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail is awesome for anyone looking to get their degree online. It is fast paced but not lacking in substance. The teachers are all professionals from the industry.

  • 04/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 17 of 292

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    I would definitely recommend this school to anyone.

    Food and Dining

    Unknown as I am an online student but I would expect it to be impressive.

    Dorm Life

    Unknown as I am an online student but I would expect an unusual sense of professionalism to be prominent.

    Academic Rigor

    The course load is heavy but not unbearably so. They have high expectations for their students and push you to meet them. The staff is very professional and pleasant and there are several places to receive all kinds of academic assistance.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan accordingly. Full Sail's course load is heavy as it is an accelerated college. You get four years worth of classes in approximately two. Be prepared to work.

    In three sentences

    As an online student, Full Sail is a great school. The curriculum is wonderfully challenging and is exactly what I wanted out of the course. I am a Creative Writing for Entertainment major and I can see this course improving my writing after only a few moths.

  • 06/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 18 of 292

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safety is defiantly one of the biggest things here at Full Sail. The campus has its police security and every student must have a id badge to enter and leave the campus buildings. Logs and camera are found at the school with an extremely low crime rate on the campus making Full Sail a great place to attend.

    Greek Life

    As far as my knowledge there at this point hasn't been any Greek life to develop at Full Sail.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs within Full Sail. Fantastic place to make new friends, business partners or to even bounce ideas. Many clubs range depending on what your style and taste is. From Film, to doing, to music production itself. Over 80 clubs are active at Full Sail

    Great for these types of students

    Any student who has a passion for music. Any student who has a passion for film. any Student that has a passion for the entertainment industry.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Many traditions are at full sail. From concerts to red carpet events to enormous video game competitions. Many spectacular events are always going on all year long.

    Bang for the buck

    Though the cost of tuition is pricey.. what would expect form the Harvard of media colleges. Full Sail has an extensive reputation and has brought many students forward into the world of music. Guiding there talent and helping many achieve a spot int the industry.

    What to do for fun

    There's zoo much to do. From hanging out in the wifi accessible park to going to the local beaches. there's always something to do at Full Sail. Don't even be surprised to see some industry leaders as they are considered normal visitors to the Full Sail campus. Be ready for lectures, meeting , clubs, and special events that are more than pleasurable.

    Food and Dining

    Great local hangouts since most of the surrounding area is owned by the university. Great atmosphere when going to any of the great local hangouts. Pricing does vary of course but depending on your budget you will always find the right place to munch.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is all off campus. I'm actually a online student so I'm always off campus. Great part about being online is you can still vista the actual main campus and visit teachers, check out materials from the library or even use the on campus studio. on campus or online there is no arm but you do get an apartment instead.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically the material is more than satisfactory. Course work is challenging but nothing that can't be accomplished. Faculty and staff are more than willing to help, as well tutors and advisers are always there too. with most students using mac Face-Time, ichat and email communications are only a click away.

    Tips for prospective students

    First don't wait till the last minute to do an assignment. Get started early so you can ask your questions and understand the material. If you understand the material then working with others will be easier since everyone is on the same page. Also don't be afraid to be yourself. This is an industry where you have to be comfortable working with others. With that said get ready to have your shell broken if your shy.

    In three sentences

    One of the best Music production schools in the country. Industry standard teaching with industry standard equipment. Knowledgeable staff with a well rounded credible background.

  • 08/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 19 of 292

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security is 24/7 at the campus. Security cameras, parking permits, ID badges, zero weapon policy... even the school's location make this a safe place to work within the property. The only time I don't feel safe is the walk home at night due to the fact there are no dorm rooms on-campus.

    Great for these types of students

    If your looking for the a way into a career in the entertainment field fast and from the best, and willing to pump out quality work just as well, then this is a great school. Professionals come into this school as guest speakers and teachers so students can learn the tips and tricks within the industry and give an edge to their education. Those who will live and breathe their education will succeed here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a grade system that is being used at this school called the Global Professional Standard (GPS). This displays to potential employers your attitude and your ability to work professionally. Ways to keep this score high is your timeliness, good behavior during class, participating during guest speaker presentations, and assisting in the community. The higher your score, the better chance to land a job out of school.

    Bang for the buck

    Add in the costs of the whole 2 years it takes to receive a degree (tuition, books, living expenses, food, bills, travel expenses, etc), it is cheaper than attending a 4 year college in my opinion. The school is set up to get in, get out, and get a real job in half the time. This also makes the incurred interest on loans less of a burden since you get out of school faster. The drawback of this however is there is little to no time to commit to a part-time job and a full-time student. It is wise to prepare your finances for all your college years before committing to this dedication.

    What to do for fun

    First of all. You live in Orlando, a tourist attraction is all over the city. But for nearby sites, there is a comic book shop, card game shop, GameStop, an on-campus game club, and an on-campus library with movies and video games. I unfortunately don't have time for these options because of my commitment to this school. The alternative however is the students are just as geeky as the next student, and will talk about the next movie or video game that is coming out because that is our field of work.

    Food and Dining

    Full Sail provides 4 areas on-campus to provide food and coffee to their students along with vending machines in every other building. There's also a Wendy's, Chick-fil-a, Dunkin Donuts, McDonalds, Firehouse Subs, Crispers, and Chinese food within walking distance for a quick meal. But if you're like me and live cheaply, there's a Cosco, Target, and Wal-Mart for your grocery needs. Granted it is not the healthiest choices, and there's not a whole lot of time to cook a good meal each day, but you do have fast food options.

    Dorm Life

    Full Sail has no dorms, but has specials and discounts for many of the apartment complex within a 5 mile radius of school. I live 15 minutes away from campus in walking distance, share a furnished apartment with one roommate, and my utilities are included in my rent, making it the cheapest place near campus to live.

    Academic Rigor

    If you take the regular accelerated programs, you will be at school 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week. That doesn't count homework and researching outside school time. You will lose sleep. I get anywhere from 3-7 hours of sleep per day and have gone up to 36 hours before sleeping. And when you graduate, the industry will be just the same. I am aware of this and challenge the schedule on a daily basis, which led me to my current 3.5 GPA.

    Tips for prospective students

    Full Sail is a challenge not to taken lightly. If you are committed to do whatever it takes to get a job in this industry, you will max out your capabilities to get the work done, lose sleep, and do your best in every class. You get out what you put in, and the student willing to succeed at all costs can make it into the industry, not just the best student.

    In three sentences

    The classes are just what I am looking for in the career I want. The teachers worked in the industry, and now teach their students tips and tricks on what the industry is looking for in professional, entry-level, graduates. When you are done with your degree, you also leave with a prepared resume, website, and demo reel to get you in, out, and ready for the industry in less than 2 years with a bachelor's degree in the entertainment field.

  • 03/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 20 of 292

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    i am an online student.

    Food and Dining

    i am an online student.

    Dorm Life

    i am an online student.

    Tips for prospective students

    be ready to learn and be serious about your studies.

    In three sentences

    full sail is a very good school. i enrolled not knowing the names of any notes and now i can play a full song. even though there is a lot of information to take in, it is very valid information and it is surprisingly worth every sleepless night.

  • 04/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 21 of 292

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    clubs and activities

    Great for these types of students

    Who want to pursue their dreams and serious about their careers.

    Bang for the buck

    It's the best no one can compare. Friends are proof on how they've become successful after graduating from Full Sail.

    What to do for fun

    Since i'm online i can chat with my peers and professor anytime i want.

    Food and Dining

    Heard that the food selection is great. Also taste good.

    Dorm Life

    not on campus but i know it's got to be fun.

    Academic Rigor

    Curriculum

    Tips for prospective students

    Full Sail is one of the best schools. If you're looking to further your career and make your dream come true come to Full Sail.

    In three sentences

    Deciding on Full Sail was one of the best choices i've ever made. The administrators are really there to help and serious about your education. On a scale from 1-10 i would give Full Sail a 10.

  • 04/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 22 of 292

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People that are more online based

    Bang for the buck

    Most definetly

    What to do for fun

    Watch movies, play video games, listen to music

    Tips for prospective students

    Give one hundred percent and don't have doubts about your dreams.

    In three sentences

    Excellent Online portal, excellent advisors and professionalism, and excellent curriculum.

  • 06/30/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 23 of 292

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is well justified for the education you receive from Full Sail. You have access to the latest equipment and the teachers are pros at what they do.

    Will enjoy being here

    The classes are interactive and the labs are hands on.

    Will learn a lot

    The school is fully equipped with all the latest equipment just like a Hollywood film studio! From what I've heard, if you put 100% into it, you get 100% out of it.

  • 12/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 24 of 292

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I am taking classes online and it is very conducive to continuing education while working and having a family.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get all of your financial aid, student loans and other sources of payment arranged prior to starting school. The way that the school is structured, your sophmore year is the most expensive and just financial aid and student loans isn't enough to cover it. You'll need another $5K-$6K for that year, so be prepared to have that ready.

    Bang for the buck

    Full Sail is a pretty expensive school, but you pay for what you get. This school is for those people very serious about getting a high education and wanting to be the best in their field of study.

    Am enjoying being here

    Full Sail is a tough school, but a very high quality education, which is why they have such a great reputation with the entertainment industry.

    Am learning a lot

    I am majoring in Web Design & Development and seeking a Master's degree in Media Design & Internet Marketing.

  • 03/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 11 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 25 of 292

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    rich students who are spending their parents money and not their own...

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    online student.

    Bang for the buck

    no bang for a lot of buck.

    What to do for fun

    online student.

    Food and Dining

    online student.

    Dorm Life

    online student.

    Academic Rigor

    the work isn't extremely hard, and for the most part as long as you turn something in you won't fail.

    Tips for prospective students

    spend your money elsewhere. i can only speak from the online perspective, but it's not worth the money...

    In three sentences

    i am enrolled online and the cost in comparison to what you learn is very low. you can learn more by typing a subject into youtube. i'm dissatisfied with this school, but must continue with my degree because i've already sunk a large sum of money into it, and this school is not accredited anywhere other than florida; so the credits won't transfer.

  • 04/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 26 of 292

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Just remember to not get stressed out. Do your best.

    Food and Dining

    Never visited the campus

    Dorm Life

    I take classes online.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just make sure you keep yourself organized. You will DEFINITELY need an agenda.

    In three sentences

    This is a great school, the curriculum is great even for the online degrees. The professors have experience on the field and now what they are doing. The entire staff is very friendly and helpful.

  • 04/29/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 27 of 292

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    unknown

    Greek Life

    unknown

    Clubs and Activities

    See Facebook ap.

    Great for these types of students

    This school began as a school for the recording arts and over the years has expanded its curriculum to include, graphic, media, film, web development, game design, music industry and more. It is a well respected institute for anyone interested in these or related fields that can lead to a real world career in the industry.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    unknown

    Bang for the buck

    Full Sail University is a for profit University and as such has not always received positive reviews, especially from disgruntled students that were unprepared for this or kind of higher learning and of course, the nay-sayers looking down from their ivy covered walls at traditional schools. The facts is that anyone can be unsuccessful at a school or program that is not right for them and as a private school, the cost of a Full Sail education is very competitively priced. They have also received several prestigious awards for their academia.

    What to do for fun

    There are many campus forums, meet-ups and activities, including a Facebook page and ap. You can create a profile and select any and all interests to enhance your education, in addition to your studies.

    Food and Dining

    unknown

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms here, but if you choose to, the college can refer you to local apartments that are reserved for student housing. Your financial aid package can also be adjusted to include this cost. Full Sail also has very complete distance learning programs that are completely delivered online.

    Academic Rigor

    The curriculum is not filled with fluff. You will not find underwater basket weaving electives here. The coursework is module based. The work you do next month is contingent upon the work you do now. Not understanding a concept today will put you at a disadvantage for everything that follows, but there are plenty of safeguards, resources and help available -- use them.

    Tips for prospective students

    The admissions process can be daunting for any school and Full Sail is no exception. The admissions counselors are there to help guide you through the process (take advantage of them), but YOU have to do the work. Get your all your ducks in a row and things will go smoothly.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail University offers programs for the creative and technically minded student that want to develop their skills with the latest, industry standard and forward thinking tools. The curriculum is easily accessible, but also fast paced (to get one used to working on a deadline) and thorough. Compared to other schools of this type, they have a very high on time graduation / completion and retention rate as reported to www.nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator.

  • 05/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 28 of 292

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you have your finanical aid done well and check into scholarships. It is expensive, but well worth it!

    In three sentences

    I am very pleased with the online learning and will recommend it to anyone. The instructors are very helpful and are full of information. Also the online advisor are there every step of the way while you are attending

  • 05/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 29 of 292

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Music Writers, Movie Directors, Entrepreneurs, Internet Technology, game development, and much more. Anything that contains to the entertainment/music industry and internet technology.

    What to do for fun

    Online Student from out of state.

    Food and Dining

    Online Student from out of state.

    Dorm Life

    Leave in an apartment on my own. I never leaved in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    You have to be ready to complete assignments on time and be ahead of the game because in the entertainment/music industry there is no time for games.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips for students who would like to attend Full Sail: Be ready to have the ambition to learn the material. There is no babysitting. You need to be proactive and discipline. Be ready to put your heart and soul into it and you will be able to achieve anything you put your mind to!

    In three sentences

    Full Sail University is a for students who are interested in entertainment, music and technology industry. Full Sail's graduate programs allows you to graduate faster compared to a regular university due to how the system is set up. I think this school is made especially for students who are on the creativity side because the learning style they use make it so much more interesting and you actually learn the course you are studying. .

  • 07/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 30 of 292

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots to do around Orlando, FL.

    Great for these types of students

    All types.

    Bang for the buck

    Worth the money.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do for fun around Orlando, FL.

    Food and Dining

    Excellent food around the campus.

    Dorm Life

    Good places to live.

    Academic Rigor

    Great programs

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to learn!

    In three sentences

    Full Sail University is a great school. The teachers are great and are very helpful. I have enjoyed my time attending Full Sail University, thus far.

  • 09/15/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 31 of 292

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Full sail takes Campus safety very seriously dedicating a whole month to raising awareness to your overall safety. They go above and beyond to make sure you feel comfortable and safe at the place you study, delivering options to stay secure whether it be martial arts pamphlets or home security systems.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a variety of clubs and activities related to the media industry at Full Sail. Including film study, BSU, Digital Arts and Design Association, Audio Engineering Society, Christian Campus Fellowship, and many more. Seems to me like it shouldn't be hard to pick an activity that you enjoy and meet great new fascinating people.

    Great for these types of students

    Full Sail is great for students who genuinely have a passion. A burning feeling inside that this is the place they should be. A student that wants to 100% immerse themselves into their craft. A student that is completely secure with who they are and what they want, and willing to do whatever it takes to get it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I would say that all of the Full Sail campus is unusual there are 110 studios on campus and the design is modern and breathtaking. Half the time your class room is a studio, where your getting a hands on education to what ever passion you are pursuing be it recording arts, cinematography, graphic design, or even Music Business.

    Bang for the buck

    You get what you pay for a real world education, at an extremely fast pace. Prepares you for the industry you decided to work in.

    What to do for fun

    Being just minutes from Orlando, there are tons of things to do in Winter Park and the surrounding area, but free time is scarce and must be used wisely.

    Food and Dining

    Must find places to eat and/or cook your own food. Orlando has great places to dine!

    Dorm Life

    Must find a place to live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Extreme schedules, not for those looking to party, or waste their time trying to chase the college lifestyle. Constantly in class, constantly being creatively challenged.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard, you get what you deliver.

    In three sentences

    A golden gate for those unafraid to follow their hearts and set their minds to dedication, perspiration, and success. A real world education that will push you past your boundaries, towards dreams you once thought unattainable. People look down on you and tell you, you can't, Full Sail is the helping hand telling you, you can.

  • 10/17/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 32 of 292

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Good

    Dorm Life

    I Live off Campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go there and apply!

    In three sentences

    Full Sails Administrative office is wonderful ! They are very efficient in getting back with potential students immediately if not sooner. All members of the admissions staff are very knowledgeable in all areas of the enrollment process.

  • 10/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 33 of 292

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Meeting and greeting with other students in different artistic fields helps you learn more and something new. The hands on classes really give you knowledge to work with. All the clubs and organizations are very interesting.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail University is awesome! This school has exactly what I've been looking for in three years. I would recommend anyone to go here in the artistic field.

  • 11/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 34 of 292

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I am a first year student at Full Sail University, find safety on campus is set in place upon the first day of open orientation. Security is set in place for each student immediately, from enrollment, to access of facilities, classroom, labs, and production and on campus classes to online classes. To access facilities at Full Sail University each student is furnished a specially programmed, security system key card. This card is to be visual at all time, and replace if lost. There is a fee required which is non-refundable and the card is need at all time. Security is set in place at Full Sail University for online degree programs and courses that are delivered over a secure web based platform that employs modern multimedia technologies and is accessible 24 hours a day via the internet. Online student use this system to view video content, receive and submit project work and assignments, take tests and quizzes, communicate with instructors and classmates and review grades and course progress. Security for on campus students are expected to conduct themselves honorably and with dignity at all times. They are responsible for learning and studying by state and local laws, Conviction for a criminal offense or any behavior reflecting dishonor or discredit on the college is sufficient ground for termination. Full Sail University also has set in place a policy if at in time a student is found cheating, disruptive behavior, substance abuse or destruction of property at studios, offices, classrooms, or any other accommodations arranged. As a student at Full Sail University the mode on campus is discretion, modesty, and have good taste.

    Greek Life

    I am a first year student at Full Sail University, I find Geek Life on campus, is in every program. The environment is designed to provide students with the best educational and has some of the best production facilities in the world. In the studios, labs and classrooms, student gain real world experience with the creative and technical tools employed at all levels of the industry. At the same time, they learn the same production workflow used in film productions, recording sessions, live events, and animation and design projects and in the development of video games, websites, and entertainment business strategies. Full Sail�¢����s online courses and degrees are driven by a real approach that uses current technology to educate and inspire. At Full Sail University online courses have the capabilities to product assignment through the Internet of videos, animations and interactive exercises. At Full Sail University online learning environment is built around the concept of connecting you with people from instructors, to exclusive guest lecturers, to collaboration tools that enable you to meet share and receive feedback from other students.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am a first year student at Full Sail University, I have become aware of all the clubs and activities within the university. I am determining to purse my career from Full Sail University with the help of the activities offer on campus. I find that Full Sail University is a dedicate to serve the needs and careers of all students and graduates by actively engaging the companies that make up the entertainment and media industry both in the United States and around the world. From day one you receive an education that is current and relevant. Full Sail University has a Program Advisory Committees for each program and degree for activities to specific guidance of groups of entertainment and media professionals. In addition, our commitment to a close relationship with the industry allows employers to easily recruit qualified talent, and also allows our Career Development department to promote qualified student and pursue their dream.

    Great for these types of students

    I am a first year student at Full Sail University, this is a great school for all types of students. This include age, ethic group and from any region around the world. If you feel you want to be in music world this is the place to be. Full Sail University offers degrees to International Student, Disabilities, Student receiving Veterans Benefits with previous postsecondary education. Full Sail University has several departments that make up Student Advisor, The Director of Student Affairs and Academic Success Department works with each students. Each student is assigned a Counselor and Student Advisor, who with a Financial Advisor from request and inquires to attend Full Sail University. Once you contact Full Sail University regarding your interest in attend, there is someone assist you from request all the way to graduation to pursue your dream.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I am a first year student at Full Sail University, I fine there are many unusual tradition or locations on campus. The Full Sail campus is located in Winter Park, Florida, a suburb of Orlando, Florida. The campus is a city along, it is about 4 blocks long with a number of multimedia complexes specifically designed to house over 110 studios and production suites this include classrooms for each program Full Sail University has to offer. Aside to classrooms the complex include administrate offices, conference rooms, a media center and support facilities. There is a Full Sail Studios which was custom build for encompass the multipurpose Full Sail Live venue. This complex is a recording studio, and an outdoor plaza courtyard for film and television celebrity and the music industry. Everyone fine their way to production room and spend many hours each day together there. Sharing ideals and discover of new thing and ways to do things.

    Bang for the buck

    I am a first year student at Full Sail University, are bang for the buck, by offering student several different program from Associate of Science Degree Program, Bachelor of Science Degree Programs, Master of Science Degree, Programs or Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree Programs. Full Sail University has an excellence Admission Office with representatives available to offer and recommendation to you all programs at Full Sail University. Full Sail University requires a fee to apply for a degree program or degrees and a deposit for seat reserve. There are some many program available in the music industry, Full Sail University required a fee for each individual course a student pursue individual course application if they desire to pursue more than one degree. Full Sail University charges a non-refundable fee if a student do not show up for there starting date. Otherwise to become a student at Full Sail University programs and assistance is full available to everyone.

    What to do for fun

    I am a first year student at Full Sail University, finding what to do for fun at Full Sail University, is to connect with another student who is in video, recording and filming, so you can accomplish your goal in visual art. You can accomplish your goal as become a producer, in recording, filming or become a business owner. Every day is a great day at Full Sail University, one of the great foundations is being connected to people with just a one click access to instructors, exclusive guest lectures and intuitive, collaborative tools that enable you to meet, share and receive feedback from fellow students. All Full Sail online student are connect with their Apple MacBook Pro notebook computer that is loaded with powerful software. All curriculums allow them to also create music, film, games animation design and pursue their dream.

    Food and Dining

    I am a first year student at Full Sail University, was surprise there is not an on campus cafeteria or dining area. With the long hours of studies I find the campus is surrounded by several different restaurant offering any kind food, dining and entertainment 24/7. The most common dining is with chicken wings of taste. Full Sail University is known for known for educational growth in the entertainment and media industry, not into dining. On my first day a Full Sail University we gather at the building known as Full Sail Live which is a studios where several restaurant catered in there menu and offer us discount for dining and visitor it�¢����s establishment. All establishments have a different time for happy hour and entertainment for all students.

    Dorm Life

    I am a first year student at Full Sail University, there is no dorm life. In Orlando other college campus has housing available for their student but not Full Sail University does not have a dorm on campus, which make housing an independent life style. Full Sail University enrollment is every month with over 500 or more students, and Orlando is more of a tour city, the accommodation is overwhelmed. Therefore housing is limited to both long term and short-term student may conduct the Housing Resources Department for assistance in finding suitable housing accommodations. There is information is available regarding apartments, roommates, local services and community programs. Full Sail University also assists International students by having an International Student Center for visa status. International students use this center in opening bank accounts, obtaining driver�¢����s licenses and medical insurance. This center ensures their transition for International student is a smooth transition from other countries.

    Academic Rigor

    I am a first year student of Games and Art Design, I fine the academic rigor at Full Sail University has created an environment for each student. To learn at high levels of achievement for great succeeds. Full Sail University supported each student so that they can learn at a high levels and can demonstrates learn at a high levels of learning s. As a student of Full Sail University, I feel Full Sail is the number one out of all of the college in Florida. There is an academic on every corner and each one is full in enroll with student waiting to start their journey in Orlando, but they all work together. I have become friend with many students in several other academic. To assure that every student receive highest level of achievement for great success, at Full Sail University on day three of enrollment week each student is supply with textbooks, manual, media, production materials, lab time, production time, purchase a computer and software configured in accordance with program specifications. The component is a Project Launch Box that is an Apple MacBook Pro computer that serves as a personal workstation throughout your education and Full Sail University. This allows students to work on their projects on and off campus and maintain their personal portfolio of work wherever they may be.

    Tips for prospective students

    I am a first year student of Full Sail University, my tips to and for prospective students are if you wanted to be part of the new generation, pursue their educational goals, and want to share their ideas of passion for creative careers in the entertainment and media industry and have a great interest in drawing or the sounds that is developing every day living, Full Sail University is the place to be for animated art, game development. Full Sail University is the place to addresses the career opportunities available in an ever-growing constantly evolving industry and to do your studies. I would inform anyone that Full Sail University provide their student with very unique curricula the combine elements of creatively, art, business and life skills with technical prowess and academic achievement. During my time at Full Sail University I learned that the education received is an immersive teaching method for the real world production studies and the classrooms and also through online learning environment. I fine myself assisting and offering support to my friend to attend Full Sail University, by introduce them to my counselor. I share my experience and influence on why to select Full Sail University if their interests in the music industry

    In three sentences

    I am a first year student of Full Sail University, I moved and travel from Texas to Florida to attend school and accomplish my dream, rate Full Sail University as the number one Animation Video Art School in Orlando, Florida. By the way of Winfree Academy in Irving, Texas, to Nike and to GameStop in Grapevine, Texas to Cass Job Corp in Arkansas, and finally to Full Sail University. It was an adventure to enter a new world, on my way to Full Sail University; I find Florida is a whole new world. It begins as I enter Pensacola going through the tunnel not known what to expect on the other side. Entering into Orlando I had to find Full Sail University, not knowing I was on the wrong side of town. After a night of sleep I adventure out on my new journey of my future. Travelling through downtown Orlando to Winter Park it was like another day journey, but I am glad about it and it was very exciting. As I enter the campus of Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida I was so imagine, so Hollywood in Florida. After checking into Admission everyone made me feel right at home, as though I was born to be here. I meet student for every state in the United State, England, Paris, France, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, and China. Being a first year student I find the instructor and student is very supported in the classes and supplies. Two days after enrollment all new student was issued an Apple Pro Laptop and two days after first semester we was issued all of our art supplies with unlimited supply. My first semester with idea, my first class was not until 1pm and out by 4pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. No classes on Tuesday and Thursday and lab online, books online and support group that walk you through each assignment. They was available and supportive 24/7 and from beginning to end.

  • 03/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 35 of 292

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security Guards are always present and badges are required for all students, faculty, and visitors.

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    There are several clubs relating to volunteering or networking with other students and industry professionals.

    Great for these types of students

    Determined students who are interested in working with technology to propel their creativity in the entertainment industry would fit in perfectly here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The thing most unusual about Full Sail is that it is on of the only schools that actually provides a professional-type environment. Since its all about the fast-paced entertainment industry, we are graded on professionalism as well as academics. Our schedules change monthly and we take two classes each month. Also, school is required year round (no taking off summer semesters, just one month per academic year if requested).

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition may be expensive, but its worth every penny. It includes all supplies (your laptop and books for example), gives you access to all of the amazing equipment the building cradles, and gives you the opportunity to finish a bachelor's degree in 2 years.

    What to do for fun

    As for fun, students at Full Sail don't have to worry much about finding it. Our classes are exciting and we have many on-campus events that are free for students such as concerts, famous guest speakers, film shoots, and award show events. Also, we can find several beaches fairly close by driving just about any direction.

    Food and Dining

    There is no cafeteria but there are vending machines around every corner along with two deli-type restaurants called Zackley's and a Starbucks. Sharing the parking lots with Full Sail we have a variety of restaurants-- Chili's, Firehouse, Wendy's, McDonald's, China Kind, and Taco Bell.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms, although you do have a large selection of nearby apartments (within 5 miles there are around 30 different complexes). Personally, I am very happy I don't have to stay in a dorm and the school has no control over my housing. I can choose where to live and whom to live with.

    Academic Rigor

    Unless you have an online class, most of the time the only homework will be either studying for a test or working on a final project. There are several 4 hour lectures with 4 hour labs to match for each class. The lectures are obviously to learn and ask questions while the labs are where you apply your newly found knowledge.

    Tips for prospective students

    The schedule here is always crazy and sometimes demanding. The school is open 24/7 so expect a class starting at 1 am on a Sunday morning-- most likely it will happen. The schedule changes monthly so at least if you have a rough one it won't be for long. But you won't care, because you'll love every minute of being here working towards your dreams.

    In three sentences

    I couldn't imagine attending any other school. Full Sail provides hands-on experience, teaching professionals with great personalities, and a fast paced program. Everything I learn is actually relevant to me and my future profession, I'm not ever wasting my time.

  • 07/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Am enjoying being here

    Your classmates are just into your degree program as you are. Making friends is easy!

    Am learning a lot

    You will defiantly learn what you come to learn. The teachers know what they're doing and they will willing share their knowledge with you. It comes down to what you do with it.

  • 07/17/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Hard working, and career oriented. This school is about training the future of animators, directors, scriptwriters, and everything in between. This is NOT a place for people who can't take fast paced learning, and multiple project deadlines. It's also not a place for the weak minded, and dreamy eyed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't laze around! Procrastinating IS not an option. Full Sail's curriculum is full of real world projects and deadlines. If you can't take it, then you've made a bad choice. This is a school for the passionate and hard working. A plus that Full Sail provides is off campus living -- With your own place you have plenty of space to work and not get distracted. Your peers are helpful, and your teachers are like sages. This is school for people who are committed to their major. No flip-floppers are safe.

    Bang for the buck

    It's abit pricey but when I compared their tuition to other programs, I found that you're paying just about the same no matter what. A normal art school with the technology like Full Sail runs at about 40,000 a semester in all, and when you count all the semesters they require you to take; It's the same. You're getting more than what you're paying for, and the education is higher than top-notch.

    Will enjoy being here

    There is A LOT of work that HAS to be put into this schools curriculum. Having to not worry about finances is your biggest goal here. The overall area is very urban and then further away is more quaint suburb areas. It's not far from Orlando which is where 4 theme parks are -- But focus on the academics!

    Will learn a lot

    I've been researching this school for awhile now, and I've honestly learned a lot without even attending. If you have the chance, ask them to send their catalog to you. It's jam packed with loads of information including a detailed description about the classes you'll take, and what you will be doing in them.

  • 07/26/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    its a great school for those who are interested in media and arts

    Tips for prospective students

    if you are planning on attending let me tell you it is an intensive school. You gotta be determined and disciplined to handle it

    Will enjoy being here

    Its an awesome campus, and awesome team, with an awesome equipment. I would enjoy attending if i could. You will get the experience for anything you'll face out there.

    Will learn a lot

    Full Sail is one of the TOP schools for media entertainment and arts. It provides the students the latest technology and information about whats going on in their fields. Also the hands-on experience is out of this world. You will not find a place where you can do what you do here regarding your field of study

  • 10/14/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Since this is an online program, it moves at the student's own convenience; therefore, I cannot stress how important time management is. If the student is self-disciplined, this program will be beneficial. This program will also be helpful to those who have children, such as myself, and who cannot attend classes physically all of the time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some advice I would give to potential students would be to learn time management. If one is interested in the online education Full Sail University can offer, they will need to learn self-discipline. The classes are rigorous and fast-paced; ergo, students who practice time management will likely succeed. I would also like to let prospective students know that if they have any questions or concerns, they do not have to hesitate to ask somebody for help. Whether on iChat, e-mail, or telephone, there is always someone there to help you.

    Bang for the buck

    Although the online program I am studying is rather costly, I believe I will benefit from the education in the long run. They provide me with all the tools and resources I need to succeed: several websites and tools to make research and assignments easier, phone numbers and emails to reach my instructor and online support advisors, and even a brand new MacBook Pro computer to complete all of my coursework. The best part about it is I get to keep the computer, even after my graduation. Even though each class is only four weeks, I learn an extensive amount of material. If I have any questions or doubts, it is easy to contact someone for help or support. Everyone is always so polite and courteous; I truly enjoy being a student at Full Sail University.

    Am enjoying being here

    I truly enjoy being a student at Full Sail University. The atmosphere is so welcoming; I feel like I can ask my instructor any questions I may have about any and all assignments. I have the opportunity to interact with other students from all over the country. This gives me the opportunity to meet other people outside of my living area. The school provides me with all the resources to be successful, and I have not had one negative experience.

    Am learning a lot

    These courses move very quickly; however, I have gained so much knowledge. I am an online student, so I have the benefit of working on my own time. They offer so many tools and gadgets so that you can finish your work to the best potential. They also show you how to use these tools and offer assistance if needed. Although I do not attend the school physically, I feel like I am part of an actual class. In actuality, I feel like I have learned more as an online student, rather than going to a class and learning there.

  • 11/16/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Fine Arts, interested in Technology, and Acting.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't let it's price fool you. Compared to most Universities this is the best option for just about anyone. Just be sure to have the right amount of money.

    Bang for the buck

    Very expensive but it is very well worth it if you want to be successful in this life.

    Will enjoy being here

    This school is so high-tech that it will feel better than home.

    Will learn a lot

    This school has everything a student needs in order to be the best of the best.

  • 12/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    The entertainment business is the most exciting type of business and most demanding one also. It has many fields to study and I chose Digital Cinematography to learn how to make films and I want to learn to make documentaries. Full Sail offers everything you need to be successful and the counselors or advisors work to help you reach your goal.

    Tips for prospective students

    I am taking my classes online. Take it seriously and log on everyday and do all of your assignments. Don’t think because it is online that it is no different then a campus classroom and don’t blow off the assignments.

    Am learning a lot

    Yes,

  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    People who know what they want to do in life in the entertainment business.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always make sure you know where your equipment is because if you lose it you will have to pay for another one. Also, be prepared for some long hours at class. Come to Full Sail ready to prosper and work. One last thing, make sure you get a roommate that is real serious about their studies because if not, it may cause problems.

    Bang for the buck

    I'd have to say, it's worth the money that one spends. This university is pretty much a 4 year school crammed into a 2 year school. But honestly you take out of this experience what you put into it. So if one really has a passion for something related to the entertainment business then that person will get a lot from Full Sail.

    Am enjoying being here

    My time at Full Sail University by far has been so enjoyable. It's nice being around people that actually have the same interests that you do. Full Sail just provides an environment where one feels comfortable enough to ask questions about their studies and the teachers are more than happy to answer. Full Sail is a lot of work but it doesn't even seem like you're working. I only had one incident at Full Sail so far, which was that someone took my tripod from set. Which I take responsibility for because I should of been more careful.

    Am learning a lot

    I started attending Full Sail online in August then transferred to on-campus class this November passed. I must say I am learning a lot these past couple months here. I had high expectations for Full Sail University and so far . . . they have met them.

  • 12/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People who want to be Graphic Designers, Gaming Artists, in the Film industry, web design, and more.

    Tips for prospective students

    As long as you can do your part Full Sail makes it easy to become a student with their University.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, this school is top notch and worth every penny.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the fact that a can be a mom and student. Full Sail University online is giving me the opportunity to be here for my kids while I am earning and education to better my career as a graphic designer.

    Am learning a lot

    I just got started and very excited.

  • 12/31/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    working adults its a perfect school for that. you can still maintain your current life style and work your way to a new career all from the comfort of your own home.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you can spare at least ten hours a week and sometimes as many as forty. just depends on how hard the class is for you, that would be about the only thing you would have top prepare for.

    Bang for the buck

    i have no doubt its the best bang for the buck. you learn from professionals who are already working in the field, so it isnt like going to itt and learning book work and not being able to get a job when you graduate. trust me we have three former itt students who learned that the hard way.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love it, for the most part I only really have to worry about one night, Tuesdays, my class are Tuesday night. I can schedule my time however I need it as long as I make Tuesdays Class. All classes have some sort of open lab so to speak. If you need a instructor they are just a click away.

    Academic Rigor

    i had never touched maya all of my work had been in 3ds max. i have learned a lot about maya and the inner works for basic animations, and am only in my first year, cant wait for the next three.

  • 01/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Academic Rigor

    The online program is accelerated so I take one class per month. This works for me because I like to move at a fast pace. The rigor is very competitive and requires high standards. The good thing about it is that the instructors are wonderful and very helpful.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail has a great online degree program that really fits into my schedule. The staff and especially my advisor has been extremely helpful with addressing any concerns that I have had. The financial aid office really worked with me in getting the necessary funds for my tuition.

  • 01/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    i take majority of my classes online, being that i now live in a different state from my school, so i am unsure of the safety. our online courses are very secure, so i can say that full sail has a strict safety policy.

    Clubs and Activities

    i take majority of my classes online, being that i now live in a different state from my school, so i am unsure of the club experience. i do read about the activities that full sail has going on, and they all seem to be very interesting.

    Great for these types of students

    full sail university is a great school for people who have a lust for art, music, and a strong interest in computers. full sail focuses on media, and art.

    Bang for the buck

    full sail is very expensive. the courses and class experience is worth what i pay, but the pricing is above average being that this is a media school.

    What to do for fun

    for fun, i like to study, or work on projects. i am studying graphic design, so our projects are fun. we explore museums, and great artwork throughout this course.

    Food and Dining

    i take majority of my classes online, being that i now live in a different state from my school, so i am unsure of the dining experience.

    Dorm Life

    i take majority of my classes online, being that i now live in a different state from my school, so i am unsure of the dorm experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    be sure to pay full attention to your instructors if you want good results in classwork, and projects. if you ever misunderstand something, don't be shy, make sure you ask questions. if you are having trouble accessing work, or getting to class make sure you contact your instructor right away.

    In three sentences

    full sail university is very interactive. the instructors and support are there for me when needed. being a student at full sail university feels like i'm the only student (that's a good thing).

  • 01/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    it is a bit high priced, but if you need an online program this is a pretty good one that does not have a lot of the scheduling issues of traditional schools.

    Tips for prospective students

    don't get discouraged or side-tracked. if you do sign up with full sail, push through. don't feel like you're wasting your time . . . it all comes together well in the end.

    In three sentences

    overall excellent program. starts out on a fairly basic level, but gets progressively harder. by the second year you need to work hard to keep up.

  • 02/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    chilling with my family watch movies

    Food and Dining

    i eat my own food

    Dorm Life

    i live off campus with my parents

    Academic Rigor

    amazing

    Tips for prospective students

    its a great school see if its the right fit for you

    In three sentences

    full sail university is one of the top entertainment schools in the u.s.a. full sail is connected with major recording artist in the industry.i think full sail will help me acomplish my goals of being the next mogul in the music industry.

  • 02/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    there are a lot of activities to do on campus. but again i'm an online student.

    Food and Dining

    i'm an online student. but i haven't seen any complaints.

    Dorm Life

    i'm an online student. but i bet the dorm life is nice.

    Academic Rigor

    excellent

    Tips for prospective students

    i would recommend looking into some scholarships.

    In three sentences

    this is the best college to go to for the entertainment industry. i'm learning so much about music. i'm confident that when i graduate, i will have the tools i need to succeed in my career.

  • 02/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    online

    Food and Dining

    online

    Dorm Life

    do online program

    Academic Rigor

    with only having one class a month with the online program it is really easy to keep up. but you also have to be prepared with a heavier work load for the class because it moves quicker than a normal class.

    In three sentences

    a wonderful school to attend. easy to find new people, and find help with your studies. also, easy to follow along and focus on your class one at a time.

  • 02/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Academic Rigor

    i would say that it can be rigorous at times but other times it seems to be very very easy, just depends on the person though.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you are ready to have a lot of work in a very short period of time. sometimes the coursework seems like a little much to deal with and when you run into problems along the way it tends to seem overwhelming. just ask as many questions as possible and strive to learn even outside of coursework to get a leg up and work on personal pieces.

    In three sentences

    full sail is a very good school if you know what you are wanting to do. if you are not sure about what career choices you want to make then this is not for you, but if you are dedicated to learning outside of classes and taking the extra step to succeed then lok into it. some classes won't be to everyones liking, but it will be the same no matter what school you were to choose.

  • 02/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    this is orlando, pick a direction and walk that way.

    Food and Dining

    for the most part everyone goes to walmart and sams club for food, but target and a new publix are close by.

    Dorm Life

    the housing around the are can get pretty expensive. before attending, do your research and find the best apartment or house for you. there is no on campus housing.

    Academic Rigor

    be prepared to study hard and do your work. after graduating you join the competition with thousands of already experienced people.

    Tips for prospective students

    i would have to say the most important thing that students need to look forward to is to be able to work very fast, hard, and long hours. your average class here is about 8 hours long and none of that time can be wasted or you will fall behind.

    In three sentences

    full sail is by far one of the best colleges for computer animation. before coming to full sail i did have a little aspect on what i was going to and this school has helped me excel in those ideas very well. in the time spent here i have made many friends who are into computer animation just as much as i am.

  • 02/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    people who have a great passion, imagination and endless creativity. also if you love to create and collaborate with other talented students to show the world what you are capable of.

    Bang for the buck

    full sail can be pricey but with the type/amount of hands-on experience it is more than worth the money. our equipment is used in the industry today and students begin using them as quick as their fourth month in.

    What to do for fun

    about thirty minutes away is disneyland, a couple hours farther are cocoa beach or daytona beach and downtown orlando is good for a day of fun as well. for things closer to school you can go to the theaters, concerts or to the park and hang out.

    Food and Dining

    around the school campus itself are the common mcdonalds, taco bell, chiles, crispers, firehouse subs etc. then off of it are many food places that is cheap (for student budgets) and many more regular restaurants as you move from the school.

    Dorm Life

    there are no on campus living but situated around full sail are many, and i mean many, apartments to choose from. a good number are within walking distance.

    Academic Rigor

    i am sure the work in each class vary depending on the degree but it is never hard if you pay attention and study. each class lasts about a month each which means there is alot crammed into a short amount of time. labs can be set during any hour be it morning or night.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you are passionate and willing then you will succeed at this school. you will learn alot in a short period of time so be ready to absorb and apply the knowledge in a variety of projects.

    In three sentences

    full sail has a smorgasbord of industry standard technology, software and equipment, enough to satisfy anyone interested in having a career in the entertainment business. the teachers are experienced and more than eager to help you succeed. the hands-on experience is incomparable against any other sort of college providing the same degrees.

  • 02/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the full sail university campus is as safe as it gets. the security guards are always roaming about and on call if they are needed. the security crew here are willing to do their best in order to keep the students safe even if that means walking a student to their car at night. also full sail university is protected by the police force which is right down the street and always has officers on duty to keep the students and faculty safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are ton's of clubs and activities do get into here at full sail university. full sail university has clubs for everyone, for the video gamers, music producers, film students and the list goes on. this college always has some sort of event going on, whether it is a concert in the live venue or a guest speaker from some field of the entertainment industry, somethings always happening here.

    Great for these types of students

    this college is great for all kinds of students, but it doesn't hurt to be creative when attending.

    Bang for the buck

    nearly every store and restaurant around full sail university has great student discounts. which helps us college students save money for our future wants and needs.

    What to do for fun

    if you have a free day or just some spare time, for fun there's a lot to do around full sail university. there is a comic book store, a mall, shopping centers, bowling, movies, you name it, it's around full sail. the nightlife is only 15 minutes away in orlando as well as places like universal studios and disney if you want to spend a day away from school or just a night out. there's something for everyone and anyone to do around full sail university.

    Food and Dining

    there are restaurants and stores all around this area of winter park. on campus alone there are several that have student discounts. the dining varies from chick-fil-a to a healthy crispers restaurant and they are all just a short walk away from the school.

    Dorm Life

    there is no dorm life at full sail university, here they have apartments. apartment life varies depending upon you're roommate and your location. the housings is fairly close to the college and the college helps you find a roommate depending on what kind of person you want to be rooming with.

    Academic Rigor

    full sail university is serious about the future of the students that attend here. with that being, it is strict about the classwork because the work you do in class is helping you get ready for the real work you will receive once you graduate. with the real world experiences that full sail university gives to its students, they want us to succeed in that career choice and excel thus helping us get ready for it in the classrooms. if you are serious about your future, then they are serious about your future as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    full sail university has a welcoming environment, everyone is happy to lead you in the right direction to success or just to your class. perfect school to start networking at because of all the different majors regarding the entertainment industry so you'll never know who will be the next big name that could use your help with something. for example writing a script, filming a documentary, drawing a cover, making a web page or even making a song. this school is the perfect school to attend if you are a goal driven student. with all the willing advisers that want to lead you to being successful in and out of college, what could be better then that? and the all around class room experience is fun and professional having you feel like you are already in the business you want to be in. with all the real world practice under your belt it will help you in the long run to get that job you love. full sail university is a fantastic school to go to if you want to work in the entertainment industry.

    In three sentences

    full sail university is dedicated to its students by having all the help needed available 24/7. full sail university is a great school to attend because not only are they dedicated to their students, they also have a lot of activities constantly going on for the students to utilize for networking. another reason that full sail is a good school to go to is that they help give you the experience and knowledge needed to receive a job that you will love and be prepared for once you graduate.

  • 02/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    so many different places to go in the area.

    Dorm Life

    There is no actual dorm life but the staff is more than willing to help you find suitable living in the area.

    Academic Rigor

    The real life experience from the teachers is great and the way they talk and interact with the students breaches any age gap pretty well, making you feel like you really belong in the class/course.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused and make sure you have really good time management skills, even if you are on the extended program, like I am.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail University is a great art school, the architecture and design of the school really promote inspiration in students and the teachers work really well with the students.

  • 02/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    work

    Food and Dining

    i don't live in orlando

    Dorm Life

    i don't live on campus

    Academic Rigor

    it starts off a little easy but once you get rolling its hard work

    Tips for prospective students

    be ready to work because from day 1 you will be working. it's not a school for you if you don't have the passion already in you so don't step out on a limb and risk it always know that what major you choose is for you.

    In three sentences

    i love full sail's online program. it has gotten me started in moving towards my dreams and not to mention the teachers having great energy and always being available for contact if you need it.

  • 02/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 57 of 292

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    Campus Safety

    very safe place.

    Clubs and Activities

    you can join the club of your preference.

    Great for these types of students

    excellent for students with the desire to get into the creative world.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the red carpet at the oscar day

    Bang for the buck

    is worthy every penny that you spend here.

    What to do for fun

    there so many activities at the campus that you never get bore.

    Food and Dining

    the food is excellent and yet affordable.

    Dorm Life

    there are so many option to choose.

    Academic Rigor

    the instructors make sure that you get the best of their experience and instructions.

    Tips for prospective students

    you will never regret to be in this university.

    In three sentences

    it's the most amazing experience that i ever had.

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    full sail does not have any on campus living.

    Academic Rigor

    you must put a lot of time into your projects. and work with a very vigorous schedule.

    Tips for prospective students

    be aware of the price of tuition and the dedication it takes to take on the grueling schedule before considering this school. make sure you come with an open mind and are willing to work in groups. network as much as possible.

    In three sentences

    full sail is a great learning institution if you are looking for hands on technical experience. be aware of the price of tuition and the dedication it takes to take on the grueling schedule before considering this school. i love it and i believe it was the best choice for me.

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    there are a number of clubs that you can join. you can also start your own club and they have you set it up like a corporation. this is great because it teaches you practically how to start your own business (if you're not pursuing a business degree).

    Great for these types of students

    anyone who has a true passion for the entertainment industry. anyone who is self-motivated and determined.

    Bang for the buck

    you are most likely getting a four-year degree in just over half the time. it's expensive, but it is more than worth it. you get so much more than you would imagine.

    What to do for fun

    there are tons of activities for students. you get discounts at universal studios and many other places. the school alone will keep you busy as they are always having events (guest speakers, workshops, etc.).

    Food and Dining

    i have not eaten the food at the school. i am actually enrolled in fsu online.

    Dorm Life

    full sail university has no dormitories. all housing is off-campus and you have to pay rent and utilities. they have a housing center that will help you find a place and a roommate(s). they also have partnerships set up with certain apartment complexes around the area that will give fsu students considerable discounts on rent.

    Academic Rigor

    the biggest challenges i believe prospective students would face academically is not actually understanding the material and applying it, but managing your time to keep up on all your work. i can't stress enough how important that is and you will hear it from your instructors in every class you take. there are a plethora of resources and options for helping students who are struggling to understand any material however. full sail university really does an exceptional job of ensuring that students who are determined to succeed do just that.

    Tips for prospective students

    everything is very fast paced so you have no time to get behind. you have to be able to manage your time like a professional. if that isn't something you're good at, don't panic; you will learn quickly! if you have the determination to do well you will. another thing i would tell prospective students is that you need to be sure that you research the program you are interested in. for instance, the music production program and the recording arts program are very different even though they have some of the same classes. just research everything and make sure that you want to pursue what you are interested in. it costs too much money and time to find out that it's not what you really want. the last thing would be to make sure that you have made financial plans. fafsa will help a lot, but make sure that you have loan options ahead of time and make sure that you have cosigner options ahead of time. there's nothing worse than to get into your degree program and get withdrawn because you can't pay tuition.

    In three sentences

    the music production bachelor of science program is very well-rounded. the school, as a whole, is exceptional and pays attention to all the details of helping students become successful in their field. there are constant opportunities to learn from and network with acclaimed professionals in the music industry starting with your instructors.

  • 03/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    artisitic

    Bang for the buck

    well worth the money to learn at a fast pace.

    What to do for fun

    full sail university offers many activities for the students. movie screenings, guest speakers from the industry and great social mixes

    Food and Dining

    i do not live on campus

    Dorm Life

    i do not live on campus

    Academic Rigor

    very challenging

    Tips for prospective students

    don't look at this school as a school, but rather think of it a training institution for what you love to do.

    In three sentences

    full sail university is a fast pace, full focused and highly technologically institution. they focus on real world experiences and pass that along to students in a leaning environment. by doing this, it helps the students prepare for the industry.

  • 03/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 2 people found this review useful. 61 of 292

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    Campus Safety

    campus security

    Greek Life

    fraternity and sorority

    Clubs and Activities

    student clubs pertaining to field of study

    Bang for the buck

    federal work study through the school!

    What to do for fun

    school related functions

    Food and Dining

    full sail has a number of restaurants on campus

    Dorm Life

    many students live off camps at the many apartment complexes around the area.

    Academic Rigor

    very fast paced and in depth - the way most of the students like it!

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you understand full sail's policies before attending

    In three sentences

    full sail is an amazing college for media arts. the teachers have a lot of industry experience and are very helpful. there are many school related functions for students and faculty pertaining to their field of study. i'm studying show production and touring.

  • 03/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    your passion. communicate with other students. use the skills obtained to further ones skill.

    Academic Rigor

    most of the material thus far has been easy to comprehend. i would only recommend those students who are highly interested in these fields of study.

    Tips for prospective students

    be self-motivated. treat this school as though it is a full time job. make sure that your personal passion is what drives you to complete your program of study.

    In three sentences

    full sail is a respectable school to learn about recording arts. i enjoy attending school and the material is relevent to the career i am seeking. i believe with hard work and some extended help i can succeed at this university.

  • 03/14/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    what i love the most about full sail university, in which i feel separates it from the rest, are the labs provided with each major specific class. it is one thing to sit in a classroom environment or due work assignments online, however putting into practice what you have learned in a real life work project is priceless. after completing a major with full sail university, i feel any student will be more than confident in taking any job related to their major.

    What to do for fun

    full sail university is located just north of downtown orlando. this means there are plenty of fun things to do for students from orlando magic games to disney world and other related theme parks in the area.

    Food and Dining

    although i am a full sail university student, my courses will be fully online, so i won't have access to the campus. however, after taking a tour of the campus there are cafes and shops provided on campus to meet the needs of students.

    Dorm Life

    since i am a working adult, i will not be able to rate full sail university on students dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    i have yet to take my first class at full sail univesity, although i will be starting within 30 days. however, i feel that if a student is fully engaged into their education any obstacle can be overcome by the tools, faculty, and labs provided.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you are certain of your major and you desire to live here in central florida, full sail university is an excellent choice. i would recommend this school for both high school seniors and working adults because it provides a platform that will be useful in both categories. lastly, i recommend taking a tour of the school if the opportunity is there because this will show how much of an impact this school has on our business world.

    In three sentences

    full sail university is a wonderful school that will provide students with the education necessary to be successful. the school gives students the tools to really excel in their major and put the skills leaned into practical use with real life projects. i also love that the school is involved with the latest social media gadgets to keep students informed on current events.

  • 03/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    i hangout with friends, record music in my spare time, and hang out at the mall.

    Food and Dining

    food is good.

    Dorm Life

    no dorms, but the local apartments are nice and affordable. they have a housing department that is very helpful.

    Academic Rigor

    the academic rigor is where it should be for a university. the offer tutoring which i have had to use for algebra.

    Tips for prospective students

    you will love the school, everyone is helpful and the campus is safe.

    In three sentences

    i love full sail it was the best choice that i have ever made. everyone is helpful and the school is awesome.

  • 03/16/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Audition for the student films that are made there.

    Tips for prospective students

    Not for those who can't handle a lot of work.

    In three sentences

    A fast acting school that you have to keep up with or you will get left behind. You don't have to know where you want to go in life just what you want to do in life and they will train you to do so. Have a passion for what you want and Full Sail will make you strive.

  • 03/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There Everywhere

    Clubs and Activities

    Good clubs a little bit of everything for all degree's.

    Great for these types of students

    Many helpful Students.

    Bang for the buck

    Students pretty much get discounts for bus rides restaurants located within the campus.

    What to do for fun

    Other than the water park's and disney, there is movie theater's and clubs

    Food and Dining

    The school has all kinds of places where you can eat and get discounts for being a student or staff.

    Dorm Life

    No dorm's but the Housing guide set you up with good place's with apartments.

    Academic Rigor

    At Full Sail they squeeze four years of studying into two years so you better sleep as much as you can, but its all worth it at the end.

    Tips for prospective students

    One tip Take The TOUR!!!

    In three sentences

    Orientation is fun and good way to start meeting other people. Admission and Financial Aid are a great help for new students.Staff all around are awesome people to get tips and advice from.

  • 03/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Its Florida!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure they secure enough financial aid for you to finish school, otherwise you will be like me struggling to try and get the aid you need to finish.

    In three sentences

    Great school with very involved teachers who are invested in your success.

  • 03/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    I attend online classes

    In three sentences

    I love attending Full Sail. The classes are informational and the instructors are very helpful.

  • 03/19/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    As someone mentioned, you can't go many places on campus without a security card, which is great.

    Great for these types of students

    Hard workers, those focused on a career in the entertainment industry. Don't come if you're still deciding on what you want to do with your life.

    Bang for the buck

    Fantastic return on investment here. You get out of school early, giving you an extra year or two to pay back any loans you may have incurred, for one. For two, there are many alumni benefits. You can come back anytime and take a refresher course in your degree. You can use the career department later in your career to help with getting new jobs. And the course itself is excellent.

    Food and Dining

    I didn't try any of the food during my visit, but I saw plenty of students eating, and with restaurants right across the street, I have to imagine the food is good. Otherwise they would just go to the other restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    There aren't any dorms, but there is a department set up specifically to help students find apartments in neighborhoods that are generally reserved for Full Sail students. I haven't seen these first hand, but they look nice in pictures, and I haven't heard anything particularly bad about them.

    Academic Rigor

    You will be busy all the time. The classes are all centered around the degree itself, without any tangents in literature or science. But that leaves time for intense focus on the classes that ARE there, time that is taken advantage of to squeeze every ounce of knowledge they can into their student's heads.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail is going to be great, they teach you everything you need to know about your degree, and they do it without the distractions of other classes. You focus on your degree from day one. In addition, the courses are shorter then most colleges, so you get into your chosen career quickly.

  • 03/21/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Do Your Research. there is no housing, it is some sort of agreement with a group of apartments. also it is very expensive. i wish it was cheaper and didnt have to solely rely on scholarships and financial aid

    In three sentences

    Great School. Expensive. Wish it was cheaper

  • 03/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    I THINK THAT THE SCHOOL IS WAY TO MUCH FOR MY MAJOR. I LIKE THE SCHOOL BECAUSE IT HAS MY MAJOR AND I'VE ALWAYS WANTED T CREATIVE WRITING. I THINK THAT THE ADMINSTRTIVES ARE VERY NICE AND RESPECTFUL AND HELPFUL.

  • 03/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There are so many restaurants and easy access food establishments around the campus for the students. We have many vending machines around the campus, and food places at every building on campus. Students never go hungry.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life doesn't exist at my school. Full Sail University allows students to live in their own apartments around the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Personally, this school has been easy for me, but that might just be because I try very hard to get where I've gotten. I know that in different degree programs students say they have a hard time because it's hard for them. I don't believe it's impossibly rigorous though.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have your priorities set if you attend this school. The schedule is very intense and can get overwhelming if you plan on partying or not doing your work. Try to get as much sleep as you can!

    In three sentences

    Full Sail University is a fantastic school. This school gets a 100 by me because of its extensive opportunities. Networking is everything!

  • 03/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus security is there 24/7 and have close connections with the Orange County police.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many are available

    Great for these types of students

    Creative hard working and sociable

    Bang for the buck

    All of the facilities on campus are up to date and the industry standard for whichever degree program you choose. Everything is updated as new technology comes available. If you graduate you are able to audit classes for free if need be.

    What to do for fun

    Full Sail seems like a fun place to attend. Most of your time on campus will be class or lab related but they do hold a number of monthly events for students to take part in.

    Food and Dining

    There are a few places to eat on campus which include a sub shop and a Chinese takeaway place. There is also a Star Bucks.

    Dorm Life

    I give Dorm Life one star because there are no dorms and there is no reason for dorms on this campus. There are plenty of apts and houses for rent reasonably close to the area.

    Academic Rigor

    The school is challenging and rewarding. Studying very hard is essential for success in any programs offered at Full Sail.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work very hard and party very little. Classes and labs last for 4 hours each and can be at anytime of the day or night.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail is an excellent school to further your artistic skills at an accelerate pace. The hours are long and at any time of the day or night because the school is set on a 24 hours schedule. Be prepared for a rigorous and testing experience.

  • 03/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety can be something of an issue if a student is not well prepared. Such as, with a flash light or a pair of running shoes. Full Sail has classes that go on 24 hours a day. Considering that every student is carrying a $2000 laptop. Not to worry though. The campus security is easily accesible and they're available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They do a great job monitoring the school and its surroundings making sure that students and faculty are safe during all hours of the day everyday.

    Clubs and Activities

    Full Sail has a wide array of clubs that you can get into such as: Electronic Dance Music Club, where the members get together once a month to network, share, and discuss there current projects that the members are working on.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are into art, music, & culture then Full Sail is great for you!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Full Sail has an actual state-of-the-art auditorium for recording and live musicians around town. Musicians pay to play on this world famous stage and are also treated like rock stars with the best video and audio technology to record there performance.

    Bang for the buck

    There are many places to get the most bang for the buck. Throughout the week surrounding restaurants have special deals for Full Sail students on certain days of the week. If planned properly, you can eat for cheap all week!

    What to do for fun

    In and around the campus are many happenings. Whether it is a concert at Full Sail Live or just a simple gathering on a Friday night with some of your gaming buddies in one of their state-of-the-art-classrooms. Full Sail also has a hall full of old school arcade games that anyone can play for free! Off campus there are also many art and music shows going on through out the city. These shows are put together by students or other art members of the community.

    Food and Dining

    Around Full Sail there is an assortment of fast food and sit-down restaurants that you can eat at. As a Full Sail student you also receive discounts to your favorite restaurants such as: Taco Bell, Wendy's, Chili's, Mcdonalds...the list goes on.

    Dorm Life

    Full Sail does not have any dorms. However, there are apartment complexes right across and down the street from Full Sail filled with Full Sailors! So you are never left alone sitting on the and bored on a Friday night.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor for Full Sail is very fair. The homework is somewhat intense. They do this in order to build you up professionally and academically. Full Sail puts you through a month of reading, writing,interactive class sessions, and school projects. At the end of the month you would have learned how to operate an expensive piece of equipment and know the ins and outs of the industry standard.

    Tips for prospective students

    A word to the wise. If you are not sure about the field that you may be interested in, don't panic. Full Sail gives you the option of changing your majors with ease. A new semester starts every month, so if you do change your mind you don't have to wait until August to start your new major.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail University is an amazing school. The technology for students is state of the art, and the instructors are actual professionals with experience from the field that you may be in. Full Sail provides an amazing experience and opportunity for the artist within yourself.

  • 03/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security is always patrolling due to the fact the campus can be accessed 24 hours a day they are vital in keeping us safe and it helps that the students have I.D. badges which are required to scan and unlock building doors.

    What to do for fun

    It's in Florida the sun is out 10 months of the year (I say only 10 due to the ton of rain we get) but most complexes have pools and an hour drive or so can get you to a variety of beach sides. But be ready to make time for fun because this school is fast paced and intense.

    Food and Dining

    There isn't much in the way of a cafeteria but there are numerous coffee shops and little delis around campus not to mention it is surrounded by a variety of fast food restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    There is no on campus living which can be frustrating for some and it's harder to find out your living situation but the communities around here work with the school and offer assistance.

    Academic Rigor

    The first few classes can be boring and drag on but once you get to classes like lighting and cinematography you start to realize that going to this school may be tough but it is everything you want it to be.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to work your tail off and to not get much sleep. The teachers here are professionals and do not take attitude from students so be attentive, hard working and leave your ego at the door.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail is a hands on team building university that teaches you skills in a non-traditional and very effective manor. It nurtures creativity and passion which makes it a great place to learn.

  • 03/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of online and offline clubs that help students get connected that will help build a strong bonding experience.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone with a passion for art, design, gaming, entertainment business, or film.

    Bang for the buck

    All in all, you will learn a lot of great information from Full Sail, although keep in mind that it IS a FOR Profit school. This means that the tution is pricey and once your financial aid runs out, you will either be expected to pay the rest immediately or expect to be dropped like a bad habit. In my experience, I was roughly $5,000 short with financial aid and the school said I could A) Apply for loans and scholarships or B) pay $1,000/month for the next five months. Unfortunately I had very little notice of when my funding ran out so I got the axe until I can produce the remaining balance. It's a great school but again, financing can make or break your experience!

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of extra workshops and lectures that you can attend for free by being a student here. Offline, the school is just minutes away from Orlando (Disney world, Hard Rock, Universal Studios, etc)

    Food and Dining

    Lots of choices nearby from what I've heard. Although I am an online student so I'm not 100% sure.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are unavailable but the school will help with placement for on-campus students.

    Academic Rigor

    This is a very fast paced environment with each class only lasting for 1 month.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to jump right in and go go go! This school will open your eyes to everything that is involved in being behind the scenes of the entertainment industry. One of the nicest perks is that the school will provide you with everything you need to get rolling in your chosen major and all students receive a MacBook Pro upon enrollment.

    In three sentences

    Fast paced university with both online and offline options with programs focused on the entertainment industry.

  • 04/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Not on campus, so do not know.

    Clubs and Activities

    Not on campus, so do not know.

    Great for these types of students

    Online learning is intense. A student considering this type of learning should be a self-starter, dedicated, determined, and disciplined.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I am an online student, so have no idea about campus life.

    Bang for the buck

    Dollar stores and libraries are great ways to save money.

    What to do for fun

    I read, write, attend college, and home-school, so have very little fun time. Fun time for me is bath-time with a good book.

    Food and Dining

    I live in Washington State, so do not dine out. I am also a college student and have very little money for eating out.

    Dorm Life

    I do the classes online so have no opinion on dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are geared to teach you the basics in your field. I feel it is important for you to have a love for the profession as the classes can be intense.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan your time, these classes are at your pace, but you need to be dedicated. The classes take time and it helps if you understand computers when you take these classes.

    In three sentences

    Its a professional school that allows students from around the world to attend classes through online. The Instructors are professionals who have or are working in the Industry and I have great respect for them all.

  • 04/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Record, produce, and create unique and original music for personal, and business reasons. I love music, so it's my entire life.

    Food and Dining

    I haven't experience the food and dining, because I am an online student.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't experience the dorm life, because I am an online student.

    Academic Rigor

    The school loads you with all the information about your degree program. You will learn for sure, and nothing is left out. They go in depth with the knowledge and technical know how. Just apply yourself with the techniques taught regardless of how odd they may seem, and you will for sure see it in your production. I know I have. My music production has gotten way further then I have ever hoped for. I am so pleased that I will becoming back for either the Masters degree or the associates in Recording Arts.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you LOVE what you do then attend here to further yourself in the career of your choice. I am currently attending for Music Production, and I have learned a lot from Full Sail. I wasn't a newbie either entering Full Sail. I have plenty of experience in the music production. With that said you will experience, and learn a great deal from Full Sail. Just know you have to put the work in, like any school you won't learn if you don't apply yourself. Just be prepared to deal with the HORRIBLE staff at Full Sail, from the Financial Aid staff to the instructors, you will be sure to have some snags along the way.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail University, is a great school for knowledge, and academically. I would have to say a 4 out of 5 on the material side of things. I have had some snags with instructors, and the staff, but thats due to lack of communication or ignorance from the school, and staff.

  • 04/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I believe safety would be a major priority; for any given University.

    Greek Life

    I am not aware of any campus groups.

    Clubs and Activities

    Florida; need I say more.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who need to earn a living; but still desire to follow their dreams.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I can not say; as I am an online student.

    What to do for fun

    What can I say; it is Florida, fun in the sun. The beach, amusement parks, night life, you name it.

    Food and Dining

    As an online student; I can only imagine the food to be of quality. Florida has a mix of cultures and flavors.

    Dorm Life

    I am an online student; but I would imagine it meets the students needs. I would not mind the fact that they are located in Florida.

    Academic Rigor

    The instructors will make sure that you adhere to the policies; regarding academic integrity.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have a creative passion for the arts; in general, then Full Sail University, maybe right place.

    In three sentences

    So far it has been a pleasure to learn and work with my online team members. I can appreciate the online format and tools; provided by the university. I am thankful to know that Full Sail graduates; have great success, in their field of choice.

  • 04/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Ample security and constant monitoring of students' safety make for a very safe campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's always something to keep you busy at FSO. Filming, recording, concerts, talks, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone and everyone interested in music, film, writing, etc.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Its an art school so mostly everything about it tends to be a bit unusual to your average campus. Its not unusual to run into celebrities or a full on movie crew at any moment walking down campus.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel like even though FSU is more expensive than most schools that I am receiving an education that is well worth the money.

    What to do for fun

    As stated before, FSU is in Orlando, Florida so there is plenty to do for fun. There are many amusement parks, shops and and restaurants to keep one occupied.

    Food and Dining

    FSO is in the middle of Orlando so there are stellar and good affordable food options.

    Dorm Life

    FSU doesn't have traditional on campus housing but they do work with some amazing apartment complexes nearby to situate students in far higher quality housing than typical dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    FSU is the most focused school I've been to as far as this subject goes. You learn a lot quickly and they keep you on your toes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study as much as you can. FSU pushes you to work to your full potential more than any other school I've been to.

    In three sentences

    Going to Full Sail has been by far one of the best decisions I've made in life. I hated being stuck in a typical state-ran school. By transferring to FSU it has allowed me to pursue the career I want in the way I want to pursue it.

  • 04/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun there’s live venues, where student’s can enjoy the music of there favorite artists, there’s always a way to become familiar with the professional attributes of employment, and even contests.

    Food and Dining

    For food and dining there’s restaurant/cafe style student areas where you can enjoy yourself.

    Dorm Life

    They don’t have dorms but they provide you with a Housing Advisor that’s dedicated to helping you find a place nearby the school and find a roommate if wanted.

    Academic Rigor

    Lot’s of things to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective student’s interested in attending should really take advantage of the various options to explore the campus webpage and meet the Admissions Representatives intitled to help with enrollment.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail University is a great school dedicated to the entertainment industry. They offer Associates, Bachelors, and Masters degree’s from Recording Engineering to Entertainment Business on-campus and online. The faculty are cool and the teacher’s know what they are doing!

  • 04/18/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    Full Sail is expensive but uses the highest technologies in the industry so students and grads are the best in the field. The degrees offered have job placement programs.

    What to do for fun

    The campus has many cool things to visit. It has some of the best recording studios in the world and the surrounding area has theaters, golf, fishing, and more.

    Food and Dining

    Winter Park has all the best eateries.

    Dorm Life

    The Winter Park is a nice area for dorm living. If your taking your classes online, well you get take your classes anywhere, anytime.

    Academic Rigor

    Excellent

    Tips for prospective students

    Full Sail University does require some knowledge of the arts.

    In three sentences

    Great admissions, staff, finianial aid department. The help has been superb and the process has been smooth.

  • 04/25/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Not only is what your working on in class fun but meeting other students and enjoying networking.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of great eats around campus.

    Dorm Life

    If you can find an apartment near the school or roommates then your nearly there.

    Academic Rigor

    You will definetly need to focus in order to make it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure all your funding is in order.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail offers great opportunity. The enrollment team sticks with you each step to help you advance in the program. Full Sail is as demanding for excellence as the student should demand from the school.

  • 04/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is quite safe due to the pleasant location and high level of technology. However, as most students carry expensive laptops/phones with them they should always keep an eye on their belongings and make sure to not leave them out and unattended in public areas.

    Greek Life

    As a primarily art/technological school, the PanHellenic Society is far less prominent at Full Sail than at many other universities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many students can choose to be a part of local art shows, open mic nights, or even work as an extra in student films being produced. These are great opportunities to both have fun, help other students, and network with people in various industries

    Great for these types of students

    For any student interested in art, computer technology, or music development. You will be provided with access to the best and most modern equipment and have professors who really know what they are doing.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    As the location is filled with many art or tech-savvy students, there will always be a lot of art shows and student films being showcased in the area. Art installations should definitely be checked out to help support your classmates.

    Bang for the buck

    As an art school, Full Sail is more expensive than a standard state university. However, with it's accelerated programs and fine-tuned degree tracks you can get a great education for your money.

    What to do for fun

    The campus has brought a fun artsy community feel to the area, and there are always going to be shows displaying work from fellow students. Of course, a short drive will allow students to spend plenty of time at the beach as well.

    Food and Dining

    There are a ton of restaurants and cafes near to campus, and some of them will even take student account money as payment. With it's location in Florida, there is never a shortage of delicious Cuban or Jamaican food within a short distance.

    Dorm Life

    The campus is extremely modern with plenty of brand new technology, though most people choose to live in apartments off campus for more independence.

    Academic Rigor

    As mentioned, the programs are fast paced. This can get you where you are going in your career more quickly, but it also means you have to study harder to grasp the concepts in a shorter period of time.

    Tips for prospective students

    The programs are fast paced, so you have to be prepared to motivate yourself and really buckle down. Do not ignore professor suggested readings/data for assignments as they can really help you during independent study. At this school you truly get what you put into it.

    In three sentences

    A modern and challenging school that will fit many with a passion for art and technology. The programs are well designed and the instructors are extremely knowledgeable. With numerous start dates, it is easy to jump headfirst into your education.

  • 05/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The school is in Florida close to all the major theme parks. It is a place full of life and there is always something to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply yourself fully. This is a good school and you get out of it what you put in.

    In three sentences

    I think that Full Sail is a good school for anyone wanting to study in the field of technology. The courses are career driven and cater specifically to what you have chosen to study. The teachers are helpful and have experience in the things that they are teaching.

  • 05/06/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    If you are on campus, you must have your ID on display and use your ID to access buildings.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a bunch of clubs to join, even for the online students. They even have an easy process for students to create new clubs!

    Great for these types of students

    Motivated, driven, passionate, and those who want to get into a specific entertainment industry. Good for non-traditional students who can't move to or already live in the Orlando area as most majors are also available in online format.

    Bang for the buck

    Like I said, Full Sail is expensive. But you get a brand new state-of-the-art Macbook Pro filled to the brim with software specifically picked for each major. It's billed as a required fee to the school, so it's part of college expenses which can be claimed at tax time.

    What to do for fun

    Near Orlando which means near great theme parks, lots of lakes nearby. Always something to do if you can find some free time!

    Food and Dining

    While meal plans are always great, Full Sail doesn't offer one. They do however have a lot of places nearby to grab a bite to eat.

    Dorm Life

    While they don't have dorms, they do have housing specialists to help incoming students find the right apartment from nearby available units.

    Academic Rigor

    Each course is one month and only one course, sometimes two, a month. This helps those who feel overwhelmed when they have work due for 3-5 classes around the same time. But superior work in each class is expected to be handed in, mostly because it's the only class you need to concentrate on. Put in the work, get great grades!

    Tips for prospective students

    Full Sail has higher tuition compared to most online distance education and a good portion of traditional campus based college and universities. But you get what you pay for! They have excellent programs and provide exceptional software and hardware for every student!

    In three sentences

    Full Sail has great staff and the application process is a breeze! Scholarships are offered to help students who may need the extra assistance. Great programs for ambitious students.

  • 05/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There is not enough knowledge on my part to know of the dorm because Online Education is what is currently being attended.

    Dorm Life

    There is not enough knowledge on my part to know of the dorm because Online Education is what is currently being attended.

    Academic Rigor

    Future students need Academic Vigor and discipline to get through the accelerated program that Full Sail has to offer.

    Tips for prospective students

    When going to Full Sail, consider your options before entering, remember transferring credits are hard so it does take handwork and dedication that does pay off.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail is an amazing school, they are very supportive, and very crisp when helping a student Tuition is hard to meet but well worth it because of the quality of the school.

  • 05/11/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Greek Life

    As far as I know there are no Greek houses affiliated with Full Sail

    Great for these types of students

    It's mostly entertainment school...music, gaming, movies. If you want a career in these, this school is for you

    Bang for the buck

    I can't imagine a better school to go to for most of the degree programs listed. For my degree, there wasn't a better school to go to!

    What to do for fun

    Orlando has theme parks, mini golf, bars, clubs.. you name it!

    Food and Dining

    I'm not sure about food itself on campus, but there are several vendors (McDonald's along with a few restaurants) within walking distance (less than half a mile).

    Dorm Life

    I currently live off campus so I can't comment, but am told there are several arrangements to work with

    Academic Rigor

    90% attendance rate required, 70% minimum average to continue, this school is serious about their coursework.

    Tips for prospective students

    Financial aid; keep working at it. This is an expensive school and you're going to want ll the help you can get so you don't have to worry about it down the road Ask questions as much as possible if you have any doubts. The staff is very good about quelling any doubts with straight-forward answers.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail has a great many different qualifications that help ease your mind about spending the next few years, including -but not limited to- a hall of fame that shows previous students and their current high-profile jobs in the entertainment industry, high graduation and 'initial employment' rates and several life long facility tools. Their curriculum is to the point, nothing that you take is going to be something you won't need to learn for your career. Campus facilities are open to students 24 hours a day so you can get anything done when you need it, it's fantastic!

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    The school is by far the best deal I have had the pleasure of stumbling across.

    What to do for fun

    Full Sail encourages you to follow your love (which is assumed to be what your majoring in). They give excellent recommendations for additional activities for fun that still relate to your major.

    Food and Dining

    Once again, I live at home. My food and dining experience is whatever I make it.

    Dorm Life

    I personally attend online school, so my dorm is my home, which I find quite comfy.

    Academic Rigor

    The school is not easy, but it is perfectly oriented towards my degree. Other schools have made me feel like they were just throwing classes at me for no reason, but Full Sail ties every class you have back to your chosen major.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would highly recommend this school. I have attended other online learning institutions before and this one is by far the best. If you're looking for the perfect example of an online school, look no further then this.

    In three sentences

    Amazingly well organized and presented online school. The teachers are intelligent and have experience within each field they teach. The school has connections with many jobs after you graduate.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    This wont affect me but I imagine its good.

    In three sentences

    This is an expensive school but its one of the best ones Ive found for my degree. I havent been there yet, and I'm getting my degree online, but Im ready for the work load.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety has been a lot better over the pass year.

    Greek Life

    There are none unless you got to UCF

    Clubs and Activities

    Downtown and around campus

    What to do for fun

    Go to Universal studios, or just the night life in downtown orlando is fun. Network with other students and you'll be just fine.

    Food and Dining

    You have to find places near by

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms

    Academic Rigor

    tap into as much as you can

    Tips for prospective students

    Remain focused, willing to go the extra mile, and attentive in your classes.

    In three sentences

    Entertainment business school

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    They have meal plans for the students on campus.

    Dorm Life

    You can eithe rlive at the dorms which are outside of the campus or take it online if you want to stay home.

    Academic Rigor

    I heard their is a lot of work but for the education will get you far in the career you want.

    In three sentences

    It is A great university if you want the best education to be in the art business. You want the ebst education, Full Sail is the right choice. It might be exspensive but it is worth it.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    artistic, creative, inventive, visionary, expressive, ingenious

    Bang for the buck

    Very expensive but well worth it.

    What to do for fun

    I do not live anywhere near the campus. I am in their online degree program but I get emails all the time of events that are happening on campus. It seems like such an awesome campus to be on. Live concerts, video shoots, recording sessions, the list goes on and on. There is always something to do for fun.

    Food and Dining

    I attend online.

    Dorm Life

    I attend online.

    Academic Rigor

    You have to get a 70% to pass a class. They are pretty strict but f you stay on top of things it is easy to do so.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to work for the Entertainment Industry this is the place to get your education.

    In three sentences

    The best school you can attended to learn about the Music Business. Excellent teachers and teaching styles. Everything is designed towards the career that you will be working in.

  • 05/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are so many on campus activities going on I am a online student and somedays I want to get into my car and drive the 2.5 hrs down to the campus they have video shoots with major artist such as Boys to Men and different music artist .

    Tips for prospective students

    Buckle down. Time Management is Key and if you need help the professors are available to help.

    In three sentences

    It is fun. It is innovative. It. is amazing the creativity this place holds/

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I am an online student I live in New York State, however I have family in Orlando Florida, so I know that there are lots of fun things to do in the city. Disney, Universal Studios are just a couple of things I could list at the moment.

    Food and Dining

    I am an online student so I don't dine at the school.

    Dorm Life

    I am an online student so I don't stay in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I currently have a GPA of 3.03 and am working towards increasing it higher. Full Sail's staff and professors are very helpful and want their students to succeed not only as students but as employees in our future career goals.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're going to be a student online stay on top of your game. Read your emails, and remain in constant communication with both your peers and professors. Communication is key since you're not physically at the school and professionalism is very important and measured through out your time as a student.

    In three sentences

    Within the past seven years I've been enrolled in two different schools. One I received my associates and the second one I had no choice but to withdraw due to life situations. I've always knew about Full Sail however it wasn't until my wife shared with me about their online degree and I must admit that enrolling into Full Sail has been one of the best decisions I've made as far as school goes.

  • 06/02/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    This school takes commitment. Full Sail University's fast paced programs challenge students to complete the course work in less time when compared to a traditional program. This may seem like too much, but this type of work will actually better prepare you for your career.

    In three sentences

    The Full Sail experience is well worth the tuition. They offer various scholarships to help students with their tuition, but for the average student today outside scholarships are a top priority. Don't let the price of this institution deter you from pursuing your dreams.

  • 06/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus PD are on sight everyday of the week

    Great for these types of students

    Those who want to express themselves.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The backlot

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of attractions around the area such as frisby golf and go-karts.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come prepared and ready because this college will test your very motivation for your dreams.

    In three sentences

    A college where creativity flourishes and minds alike come together. The moment you step foot on campus, you're infatuated by the serene atmosphere and festival of sights. The only college where you get the most out of your goals.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Remains to be seen. But no complaints as of yet.

    What to do for fun

    Learning.

    Academic Rigor

    It has been very fulfilling if not overwhelming.

    Tips for prospective students

    Unless you are positively sure this is what you want to learn, then don't bother. The classes are fast paced and very engaging. You will be challenged to the fullest and you will pay for mistakes.

    In three sentences

    I have really enjoyed my online learning experience thus far. I have found it be more challenging than expected. All in all, I believe that it has fulfilled my original expectations of the curriculum.

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Full Sail maintains a low amount of drama on campus. It is safe and peaceful as all campuses SHOULD be.

    Great for these types of students

    Full Sail is great for anyone who loves music, looks to pursue their dreams of being in the entertainment industry, looks to meet new people who share common interests and also look to network with other artists.

    What to do for fun

    Many venues around the area keep students entertained as they can go see local shows or even go down to the coasts to enjoy the beaches. Even go to an Orlando Magic game!!!

    Food and Dining

    There are many places to dine and relax while also working on your current project or just studying up for an exam.

    Dorm Life

    Full Sail is connected to many apartment complexes around the area. The housing guide helps you decide where you want to live and what expenses you'll need to cover (or will be covered for you). The housing department guides you through the process of finding a place to stay while attending school.

    Academic Rigor

    Full Sail students strive to become successful in the media and entertainments industries. Therefore they work hard and keep a positive environment to ensure that there is constant encouragement to accomplish goals and reach new heights.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out the school and visit the campus!

    In three sentences

    Full Sail admissions department has excellent service and they go out of there way to help and answer any w=questions you may have. Full Sail gives many students opportunities after completion of their degree program. Full Sail's Project Launch program makes it easier for students to have a hands on experience and work with computer softwares for their field of study

  • 06/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    2 stars because of the fact that i saw 3 snakes on campus! i almost stepped on one. Deadly snakes with easy access to the campus is not cool! There is a stream under a bridge at Fullsail near the Big screen outside. This is the perfect habitat for the two snakes i saw swimming there. Other then that, yeah its a pretty safe school.

    Greek Life

    Whats that?

    Clubs and Activities

    There's always something to do at Fullsail! Many groups and many activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Film makers, music producers, Actors/actresses, and anyone who has an interest in the entertainment field.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a movie set in the back of the school. Its pretty fun to explore.

    Bang for the buck

    Its all about networking. When you get here, there are a lot of people who are doing a lot of things. You have to get in touch with the right people. Don't expect to get a record deal or business contract just because you at tented this school. It actually requires some networking. Its WHO you know these days.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, I go to beat battles hosted by a music group at Fullsail. I also enjoy the many swimming pools that are in almost every neighborhood. At the movies, College students get a discount, so thats always fun.

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of restaurants in the surrounding area that are not far. Firehouse subs is literally on campus, McDonalds is 20ft from the campus, as is Wendy's. Taco bell is not far either and Burger king is right down the street.

    Dorm Life

    Prices are high, neighbor hoods are nice!

    Academic Rigor

    Four out of Five stars because of the accelerated classes, you may not learn all that you want.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't come here thinking its a party/vacation. If you don't study and take class serious you will fail. I have a roommate who will be put out if he fails another class. Things are not as they seem. Its a great school if you do great.4

    In three sentences

    Fullsail is very challenging. The courses are all accelerated, so in one month you are in and out of a class and If you don't study, you don't pass. The campus is beautiful and up to par so i give it a 4 out of 5 stars.

  • 06/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The buildings on campus can only be accessed with a personal identification card that is used to open the doors.

    Great for these types of students

    As long as you have decided what you would like to pursue a career in and are motivated, as well as determined to do so, then this school is right for you. It really helps to get to know your upperclassmen as well as your under. Networking is a big deal at this school, so I suggest that you throw your shyness out the window when attending.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is not that costly as long as you get your financial aid and loans in order. The average degree is $60k and that goes for majority of Universities. The difference is, this school will actually give you education as well as hands on training so that you may know what it feels like to be in the industry itself. Everything you learn is up to date with what is in demand for the industry, so there is no starting from square one. You are only taught what it in the know of today's entertainment industry.

    What to do for fun

    The school itself is like a playground. If you can find the career you want to do, then learning it is going to be fun in itself. Plus, it's in Orlando!(Need I say more?)

    Food and Dining

    There is a strip mall right next to the school where you can find practically anything!

    Dorm Life

    The school itself does not have a dorm, but there are plenty of nice places near the school with affordable prices and good residents.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start early for getting your finances together. Never stop asking questions. When accepted, network with as many people as possible. Don't let the cost scare you away, it is very possible to attend this school, so as long as you keep asking questions and receiving guidance from your representatives.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail in a full on interactive school that is able to help students like me make the impossibility of achieving ones dreams, become reality. This school is very hands on and interactive with their students and always there to help when you need them. They have the talent and experience to help teach the future of our entertainment industry.

  • 06/09/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Dorm Life

    from what i read you dont really sleep

    Academic Rigor

    hard but worth it!

    Tips for prospective students

    get in touch with your advisers

    In three sentences

    i have gotten really friendly calls and an awesome guide to this school! i have not attended but i am thinking about it they have a nice Facebook page and it seems like the perfect university!

  • 06/10/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    adult students, high school students, non-traditonal students

    Bang for the buck

    the school is a little more expensive than most but check them out they are in the top 5 online schools.

    What to do for fun

    join their clubs and networks to meet new people and potential future professional connections.

    Food and Dining

    right here at home

    Dorm Life

    Right here at home

    Academic Rigor

    You work at you own pace with the online programs, but you will still average about 20 to 30 hours each week.

    Tips for prospective students

    They take all things into consideration. Dont think just because you have a criminal record or such you would be automatically disqualified. They consider every student on a case by case basis.

    In three sentences

    If you are a non-traditional student like me, the online program is a good choice. They have many programs to choose from. If you are thinking, you should be acting.

  • 06/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Music is my passion I have loved it for years. For fun I read to gain more literature knowledge to become a better writer everyday. I love to sing and rap, so I use the tools that Full Sail has provided me with, such as Garage Band to make wonderful music.

    Food and Dining

    Because I do not attend the school on campus I have no clue about what campus meals or like. But being that the school is so up-scale I'm almost positive meals are delicious. I will be sure to ask some of my campus classmates through a discussion post how well the food and dinning is.

    Dorm Life

    Because I am an online student at Full Sail University, I am not aware of the Dorm Life. However, when reading the daily news on Full Sails main site I recognize that on campus students are allowed a chance to participate in extraordinary events on campus. If I were not a mother of two beautiful children I would most definitely go enjoy the campus life!

    Academic Rigor

    At Full Sail University the Academic Rigor is set at a very high standard. Professors as well as classmates are very helpful. Live Wimba Sessions and live class discussions are used as helpful tools for every student.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would say to any student seeking to attend Full Sail University to look no further. Enroll immediately and get started today. Full Sail University is the top Music Business, Music Production, Entertainment Industry, Graphic Art Designing, Game Designing, ETC university on the planet!

    In three sentences

    Full Sail University in my opinion is the best school for students seeking a degree in the Entertainment Business. Since attending this I have really learned a lot of important information that has become very helpful in the success of my career in the Music Business. What a great university it is, I would highly recommend it to anyone!

  • 06/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Read through all your assignments when you get them, sometimes they give you information that is useful for your earlier assignments! Attend the live classrooms if you attend online, they help tremendously!

    In three sentences

    Full sail has been a very good experience. I attend online and feel almost entirely in an actual classroom setting. They are proficient and the classes are knowledgeable.

  • 06/13/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    MUSIC

    What to do for fun

    Entertainment, lots of that.

    In three sentences

    I'm very excited I just visited Full Sail University on Sunday. They had a behind the seen orientation, This is where I want to further my education. They were very professional. From what I saw they will be able to provide me the education to sail into the future with my Music Career.

  • 06/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I feel like I am getting my money's worth, so far.

    What to do for fun

    Check out forums and get to know the online student community.

    Food and Dining

    I am a long-distance student, this does not apply.

    Dorm Life

    I am a long-distance student, this does not apply.

    Academic Rigor

    Some subjects are challenging for me, while others I feel are way too easy. The program moves very quickly, you have to stay on top of everything or its really easy to fall behind.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be lazy! You get what you put in. For online students, it's important to network with others and participate in the online community of Full Sail.

    In three sentences

    Enrollment was quick and easy for the online program. Classes are interesting and challenging. I love the starter kit and the school provides all the tools I need.

  • 06/17/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    I am not aware of any safety problems on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Full Sail is a perfect college for enthusiastic artists and entertainers.

    Bang for the buck

    It offers student many oppritunities for the degree student recieve.

    What to do for fun

    There are many activities to participate in depending on your interest. Because Full Sail is 20 minuets outside of Orlando, this gives students a great opportunity to the many amusement attraction that the area has to offer.

    Food and Dining

    Students are responsible for providing their own meals.

    Dorm Life

    There is no on campus housing, and students are required to find separate housing.

    Academic Rigor

    Full Sail University is a college that has a very tough schedule but is rewarding to the individual who is committed to achieving high career goals.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips i would give for students in the future is to first and foremost study hard, focused studying is the key to any successful career at any college no matter what field or degree you are looking to go into. another tip i would offer is to stay focused, Staying focused is just a more simplistic way of saying keeping your eye on the prize. And finally, work hard.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail University is an awesome school for anyone who would like to go into the field of entertainment. Full Sail offers real hands on learning in the fields of music, movie making and business related aspects. In perspective, I would personally give Full Sail University a solid 10 stars for the work it is doing in the industry.

  • 06/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    With being an online student I have much to in my own community. I have the luxury to bike around, and find new places that i have never been to before.

    Food and Dining

    With being an online student allows me the freedom to not deal with the hassles of dorm living.

    Dorm Life

    I am an online student. I didn't have to worry about a dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    Each class has different expectations. My Music History class was mostly listening to the various music genres throughout history, how is is that. However, my Accounting class was very difficult, which accounting isn't my strong suit.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pay attention in class! Complete your assignments before the turn-in deadline. Don't be afraid to ask questions, ever!

    In three sentences

    Full Sail University is a great university for those pursuing a career in the entertainment industry. The professors are very knowledgable, and years of experience in the industry. I wouldn't choose any other school.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many attractions in the Full Sail area like disney world,party bus,and bowling.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining are independent but available everywhere.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorms at full sail however they are very helpful when finding an apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    Full Sail has classes specific for your degree and classes that are crucial to your career in the industry. Teachers know the topics inside and out and are very knowledgeable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to work hard at Full sail. Manage for time well,and try to stay focused. If you have any questions reach out to teachers and fellow peers.

    In three sentences

    Full University is more than a college. This is where careers are molded. If you are serious about your dream,they'll take your dream seriously.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Some of the programs are expensive but worth it. Launchbox is included as part of tuition need be, which comes with a computer and software depending on the degree type.

    What to do for fun

    The school has plenty to do, films made by students. WWE has matches on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Attend online.

    Dorm Life

    Attend online. No Dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are set up to work with you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, and keep in contact with your directors, especially during the financial aid process.

    In three sentences

    Wonderful school that offered the degree program perfect for me. Instructors are friendly and helpful. Both online and campus degree programs fit into many people's schedules.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Full Sail University is an awesome university. I've been studying there since November 2011, and I haven't had any problems since I have been going there. Once I graduate with my first degree, I plan on returning.

  • 06/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is completely safe and friendly. You have to check in when driving in the Full Sail Studio facility.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a great boat tour that goes around the winter park area. It leaves every hour on the hour and you can take in a great view.

    Great for these types of students

    Full Sail is great for students who are pursuing a career in entertainment or production.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The back lot is a movie set.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost of living plus the entertainment in the area makes Orlando ideal for single individuals or college students with families.

    What to do for fun

    I'm going to Disney World! with the Disney theme park about 15 minutes away and downtown Orlando there is so much to do in the are.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great in the Orlando area. You can find everything from authentic Latin foods to Jamaican cuisines

    Dorm Life

    Currently I am taking my courses online through the hybrid program but I will be on Campus for 2013 but from what I've seen the area is ideal.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are very intense and exactly what happens in major production companies and I mean exact. The courses are not easy but my passion keeps me going.

    Tips for prospective students

    If your passion is for entertainment and production then Full Sail is the only university for you.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail is more than a college, it is a preview to your future. Creative minds can become professionals with the courses offered at Full Sail. The curriculum offered at Full Sail is what I've been looking for the past 5 years in my career.

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Full Sail University is great for students who are fast-paced, looking to earn their degrees in less than 4 years, already involved in their industry, serious and looking to advance in their careers, entertainment entrepreneurs, and new to the idea of working in Entertainment in anything from Creative Writing to Digital Art to Music Production. Full Sail has it all!

    Bang for the buck

    Full Sail University is exactly that, the bang for your buck. You meet other great students, have the option of opting into owning a Mac Book Pro with your LaunchBox from the University, meeting professors who are familiar in your chosen industry that can give you great recommendations, and working on internationally acclaimed projects! What more could you ask for from your college?

    What to do for fun

    For fun, being an online student, I take advantage of the social media and networking opportunities provided by the institution, like Diigo and other sites. I also enjoy reading the information available in the Student Portal that pertains to Entertainment.

    Food and Dining

    Again, I take courses online, so speaking to a Full Sail Track Coach or Student Advisor may be the best option to ask about that information if it is important to you.

    Dorm Life

    I am taking my courses online, so I am not the best candidate to answer this question. However, the options they have available are amazing. Even for students who want to take online courses now, and move to campus later, they have a Hybrid Program designed especially for that. If I plan to move to campus, I will definitely consider that option.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor is definitely something important to retaining information, especially if it pertains to your career-if already chosen. The courses I have taken so far have not been that rigorous, but they are becoming pretty precise. Professors are easily approachable, and available when they say they will be, so as long as a student is willing to take advantage of that opportunity, I'm positive they will find the course very informative.

    Tips for prospective students

    Since you would not take many general courses in Entertainment, take advantage of speaking to an advisor. They can help you plan your course even with just an idea of where you want to go with your career. It is very fast-paced, on or off-campus, so manage your time accordingly.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail University is the perfect institution for someone attempting to get their foot in the door in the Entertainment Industry. You won't take many general courses and the courses are specifically set-up for your major. Full Sail for people who are interested in Entertainment is an easy 10 out 10.

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    i think so

    What to do for fun

    Not far from Orlando

    Food and Dining

    no idea

    Academic Rigor

    Nice that i have seen

    Tips for prospective students

    Get alot of money

    In three sentences

    I have not been there.

  • 06/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Musically inclined whether you have training or not. My mom couldn't afford music lessons as a kids but that doesn't matter as I am learning all I need at Full Sail.

    What to do for fun

    I make music and collaborate with other students doing what we love.

    Dorm Life

    Probrably good but I am an online student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be smart about your own finances. I was lucky to be coached and mentored in that department and I am still recovering from learning late in the game. Take your time figuring out what you want to study and where because you can waste valuable time and funding by transferring multiple times.Most importantly be your number one supporter in all that you decide to do.

    In three sentences

    I think this school has a comprehensive program. They provide everything you need to be successful in school and even begin your own business if you have the prowess. Full Sail has given me a renewed confidence in myself and that is the most important.

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    I'm sure they have security with all the great equipment they have to work with that's very expensive so the school would want to have someone on campus at all times to ensure that no one would steal the equipment.

    Greek Life

    I have no idea.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that learn hands on after some instruction in a classroom. Someone whose passionate. Loves entertainment and making videos for a living, or even music. Someone who is willing to put in the hours to study and be successful.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I'm not sure yet. But I get to make my own movie as a project and many mini movies for school. I can't wait to work on projects and make some great movies and one day get an award like many of the Full Sail graduates receive.

    Bang for the buck

    Good fun things to do near by with discounts.

    What to do for fun

    Like there's places to walk to for work and food there is places to walk for fun too. I love going to the moves and if I could afford it I would love to go every month but there's probably a McDonald's in which you can get a new movie such as Brave when it comes out on DVD for 1.59 or close to the apartments and school. Also cheap monthly payments for nearby amusement parks such as Universal Studios and Islands of adventures. You get a discount for being Florida resident.

    Food and Dining

    There's places in walking distance to eat. Some very nice and cheap places for college students to eat and work. Both very important and a grocery shop nearby to shop for at home cooked meals.

    Dorm Life

    They don't exactly have dorm life but they have a housing coordinator. Someone who contacts you and asks for your info. You can get a place easy and cheap (100$ application fee for being a college student near by). You can get a place that has your own private bedroom and bath with a shared living and dinning room space or your own bedroom and shared bath, living, and dining rooms. I didn't use them but they are rated helpful and I received an email asking for what time of apartment I was looking for. They seemed very nice and helpful for your search of an apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't been there yet. But my nana (grandma on my moms side) has mentioned the school to her barber shop customers and they say they know people that go there that say it's a great curriculum. Very hard work and great school to attend. So far in my experience the administration of Full Sail University are extremely nice and try to be helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    From online reviews you have to be very passionate about the field that you go into, as it is an intense school that gets you a degree in half the time, you have to work very hard and study more than the average student at a community college. I'll be making movies instead of watching them for my class assignments. They give you a Full Sail Facebook and you can make facebook friends, and I talked to old friends who ended up being the most help, as I figured out what apartment I wanted, signed a lease, and am now searching for every scholarship possible to pay for this college. It's a 50/50 college. Class then hands on. Which is great for me because I am a visual learner and am able to work hands on and be able to retain more information and be more successful.

    In three sentences

    Well I haven't actually been to Full Sail University yet, I have a tour date on July 15th and a hotel booked for the 14th so I can tour the school and my apartment, and find a job to help pay for everything. But from reading online reviews about Full Sail it is a great school and helps a plethora of people to succeed. I know that I will be successful once I graduate from this school.

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Work with other students to create great things.

    Academic Rigor

    Make sure you are really ready to take on the amount of work that is involved.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are really ready to take on the amount of work that is involved.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail is a great college. The professors have a vast amount of industry knowledge. Just make sure you are really ready to take on the amount of work that is involved.

  • 07/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are well over 100 clubs and activities that you can earn GPS points for participating in. Your GPS score is a factor in your grade so the more events you attend the more you can increase your score.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who are just out of high school as well as the working professional. I hold a full-time job and can still attend the school. The online program is a great alternative to those who want to attend this school but can't move to Florida.

    Bang for the buck

    You are being taught on cutting edge equipment as well as using cutting edge software. You learn the new stuff as it's released so you are on top of your game when you graduate. While you still learn the fundamentals you also learn the newest technology out there so when you go for that job interview you can tell the employer with confidence you understand what you are talking about as well as proving it.

    What to do for fun

    The school is located in Florida and the school is always hosting student events such as concerts and movies. I see opportunities all the time on the school's website for students to relax when not in class.

    Food and Dining

    I attend the school online so I don't have experience with the food and dining options available. The school is close to major areas where food is available where I'm sure your average college student fare is.

    Dorm Life

    I attend the school online so I don't have first hand experience with the dorms. I do however know there is no on-campus housing but the school is more than willing to assist students in locating a place to live while attending the school.

    Academic Rigor

    The school is fast paced, your classes only last four weeks each so there is a lot of material covered but your instructors are always willing to ensure you are understanding what you are being taught.

    Tips for prospective students

    While the school is rigorous, it is worth the time and effort to complete your degree with the college. You will be introduced to so many opportunities to expand your network as well as job opportunities in your chosen career path.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail University is a cutting edge learning institution that provides excellent learning opportunities to students. They use Apple hardware since the fields of study most commonly use Apple in the workplace. If the industry changes, they change to teach up-to-date material.

  • 07/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    The school is great for students who are productive, ambitious, dedicated, hard working, and professional.

    Bang for the buck

    The online platform of Full Sail has a clean and organized interface, making it easy and convenient for students to navigate. The homepage of the platform features the latest news in the entertainment industry. And staff and faculties of the school keep students informed with articles, providing valuable tips students may find useful.

    What to do for fun

    Full Sail University hosts many events such as concerts, picnics, mixed martial arts fights, etc. Located near the Orlando area of Florida, Disney World is one of the main attractions to Full Sail students. The association between the school and companies in the Entertainment Business allows students and faculties to get involved in various entertaining productions.

    Food and Dining

    As an online student, I haven't got a chance to experience food and dining at Full Sail.

    Dorm Life

    Full Sail University does not have dorms available for campus students.

    Academic Rigor

    Full Sail University holds many challenges, and there are a solution to each challenge. Course assignments and projects can be very time-consuming. Long hours for reading and researches are mandatory if students want to gain desired knowledge and results.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should be mentally and physically prepared upon attending Full Sail University. The efforts contributed will not only result in good grades, but also the valuable knowledge. Good time management is one of the most vital keys to success. What is given will be received.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail University has a very unique educational structure. The accelerated programs require students to put in long hours, dedication, and willpower. But at the same time, the school prepares these future professionals for the real world.

  • 07/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I live off campus, but would love to transfer to campus sometime during the program.

    Greek Life

    I live off campus, but would love to transfer to campus sometime during the program.

    Clubs and Activities

    I live off campus, but would love to transfer to campus sometime during the program.

    Great for these types of students

    Any student with the drive to succeed

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I live off campus, but would love to transfer to campus sometime during the program.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely. But don't take my word for it! Embark on the journey for yourself.

    What to do for fun

    I live off campus, but would love to transfer to campus sometime during the program.

    Food and Dining

    I live off campus, but would love to transfer to campus sometime during the program.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus, but would love to transfer to campus sometime during the program.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are accelerated so you have to keep involved. Classes also require a lot of time and focus so allow your time to learn and engage in the assignments. I can tell you now that waiting to the last minute and trying to rush through the assignments will result in you missing important points and you WILL fail the class. Plan your study time and apply yourself 100%

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't buy into the negativity. Full Sail is a great school that does give you a real world education. Do your own research and look over what other students are experiencing on the Full Sail Facebook page. The price of education is high anywhere you look, but with Full Sail I can actually see where he money is spent. Don't miss a great opportunity just because you read that another person was not happy or did not apply themselves accordingly.

    In three sentences

    So far the WDDBS program at Full Sail is great, I have access to the best training tutorials available to anyone anywhere. Classes are challenging, yet interesting. The staff goes above and beyond to ensure that you have an understanding for the course work.

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    I was a member of three clubs, but there are several online. I am sure there are even more for on campus students.

    Great for these types of students

    May be better for students who are on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Fullsail online is overpriced and the instructors entire curriculum consists of referring students to internet sites. Could do that for free.

    What to do for fun

    Did not attend on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Did not attend on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I did not attend on campus, so I cannot rate this.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are fast paced, but doable. I really did not learn anything that stuck.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not attend online. If this school is your choice, attend in person. Online classes are a farse.

    In three sentences

    Online attendance is not worth the cost. Most of the curriculum refers students to internet sites which we can do for free. Instructors are not as responsive to the online students.

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Seems pretty safe to me.

    Clubs and Activities

    Labs.. take advantage of them all.

    Great for these types of students

    Technology, media,Arts, Production

    Bang for the buck

    I know 2 people who graduated in show production and recording arts. They told me to take advantage of all the extra labs and everything or else you're not getting your moneys worth.

    What to do for fun

    DUH... SCHOOL

    Dorm Life

    I really don't mind that this School doesn't have dorms. I like the idea of having my own apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    Its Very fast paced and vigorous

    Tips for prospective students

    IF YOU WANT IT DO IT. DONT LET ANYONE TELL YOU 'no one's gonna pay for that' BECAUSE IF YOU HAVE THE DETERMINATION AND YOU CAN SEE YOURSELF THERE, DEFY THE ODDS AND DO IT.

    In three sentences

    Awesome, reps came to school and instantly I was hooked.

  • 07/06/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Any students that are serious about making it in the Entertainment Industry!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for a heavy workload and time management!

    In three sentences

    Full Sail's advisors are reliable, and extremely helpful. I suspect what you put into your program, is exactly what you will get out of it. This is for serious students that want nothing but success!

  • 07/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    No clubs for online students.

    Bang for the buck

    Every program seems worth the pay.

    Food and Dining

    Iâ??m an online student.

    Dorm Life

    Iâ??m an online student.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are helpful and they make sure you are learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    Full Sail is a school for entertainment majors.

    In three sentences

    To me Full Sail University is a great school to attend. So far, in 4 months, I have learned a lot and picked up on some things I didnâ??t do well. Full Sail makes entertainment look fun!

  • 07/09/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    Kind of expensive, but SO worth it.

    Food and Dining

    You will have to go out to eat or cook your own meals. There is a food area at Full Sail University, but it's not what you would expect.

    Dorm Life

    You need to find apartments... which I like better because you can find a price range that suits you well. You can still have a roomate if you want and plit the cost, or enjoy living alone.

    Academic Rigor

    Simply put: it's hard. Make sure that you really enjoy the field that you're going into.. because you're going to do a lot of it.

    In three sentences

    They have a great campus with lots of technology. The instruction is relevent and practical, but painful for anyone who is not passionate. This school is for those who will work hard and are passionate in their field.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. Security is patrolling 24/7 to make sure everyone is safe and no problems occur.

    Greek Life

    There are no fraternities at Full Sail

    Clubs and Activities

    Full Sail has many clubs that are run by students as well as faculty. There are dozens to choose from and they're all open to new members 365 days a year.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who don't like the normal college lifestyle. Full Sail is an accelerated school so instead of 4 years you finish in two. Thats good for those who want to get out in the world and start their career.

    Bang for the buck

    Since the school is a for profit school it has a lot of state of the art equipment so I say what you pay for is worth it.

    What to do for fun

    For fun Full Sail holds a variety of events on campus that the students can take apart of. For example every year Full Sail holds a red carpet event for the Emmys, and Oscars. A great time for students to dress up and spend time with other students.

    Food and Dining

    Full Sail is smack in the middle of many fast food as well as dine in restaurants. Its placed perfectly.

    Dorm Life

    There aren't any dorms on campus. You have to rent an apartment outside of school. Thats the only downfall.

    Academic Rigor

    Many of the classes require a lot of outside time. You are constantly doing something for class. There's so such thing as a break. Its a good mirror of how it is in the real world.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are passionate about what you want to do and make sure you're prepared to work you bum off for it. Theres a lot of competition out there for jobs, and Full Sail teaches that.

    In three sentences

    This university preps you in all the areas needed for your degree. You learn every bit of the field and will be qualified to enter at any position once you graduate. Its a great hands on school for those who like alternative learning styles.

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Students are able to enjoy varies activities that Full Sail brings to their campus such as the WWE fights and much more.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dinning is up to student

    Dorm Life

    Full Sail does not have dorms, however students are provided with a private apartment based on their specific needs.

    Academic Rigor

    Staff works with each individual student on a one-and-one basis. Regularly you will be contacted within 24-48 hours by the specific department.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you know exactly what you want to do before attending. Due to the fact that Full Sail focus on specific careers, If you are planning on transferring , some of your credits may not transfer.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail University is a good school for potential students who are looking to enter the entertainment world. They provide hands on tools that are used in a everyday basis within the industry. It is known as one of the number one school for engineering and graphic designs.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Social networking and physical contact with other students

    Great for these types of students

    Artistic students into music, movies, theatre, videography, creative writing and gadgets.

    What to do for fun

    There are groups and outside activities that you can join, even social websites where you can connect with other students. What I love the most is that you can connect with any and everyone that attends the school.

    Food and Dining

    I take all of my classes online! So I wouldn't know about the food and dining there. The School is located in Winter Park, FL but I live in NC

    Dorm Life

    There isn't any living on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The only issue I have noticed so far is technical support issues or sometimes when certain sites online won't come up

    Tips for prospective students

    Expect to have full support with all of your instructors and the Full Sail support team. It is imperative to keep communication open with your instructors if you want to have a successful year. Life happens, and your instructors understand that, so if you communicate to them why you're unable to do an assignment on time or whatever the case may be, they are there to help find a better solution for you.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail University is a fun school to attend. Full Sail University is one of those schools that gives you that feeling like the first day of school every time you start a new course. Full Sail University is a really great school that supports their students 100% of the way. No hidden agendas, just straight to the point 101 learning that is easy to follow.

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Very Secure.

    Clubs and Activities

    I Don't Plan On Doing Too Much Of This. I'd Rather Spend My Time On Campus (That Can Be My Club)!

    Great for these types of students

    Hungry, Self-motivated And Passionate!

    Bang for the buck

    Full Sail Gives You More Opportunity In Your Career Than Life Itself!

    What to do for fun

    Go To School And Work Hard At Your Major!

    Food and Dining

    Theirs Tons Of Food Spots At Local Plaza's.

    Dorm Life

    Living Will Be Great Due To Us Having Our Own Apartments And As Much Privacy, Space & Privileges That Will Be Giving To Us.

    Academic Rigor

    I Don't Think I'll Find The Academics Too Challenging. You Always Have To Adjust To New Situations, But You Get Out What You Put In!

    Tips for prospective students

    Work Hard EVERYDAY, Stay Focus, Self-Motivated And Have Fun Doing That!

    In three sentences

    Full Sail University Is A Real Chance At Succeeding In Your Career. Full Sail Is A Second Chance In Life For Some People. Full Sail Is God's Gift To Me!

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There is a wide variety of activities and clubs offered at Full Sail. Again, most are for artistic, social, and students looking to go in to entertainment.

    Great for these types of students

    Artistic, social, and students looking to go in to entertainment would greatly benefit from the networking Full Sail puts at students' finger tips

    Bang for the buck

    For my situation this definitely was the best option. I already have an A.A. so going to another school would still take twice as long as Full Sail's accelerated program--many colleges that offer my major only do as a four-year minimum program. Although it is a very expensive school, it's worth it since they keep equipment and courses state-of-the-art and graduates can return whenever to audit classes for free. This is extremely helpful in my major because it allows me to learn what are and how to work with new challenges the are presented in my field!

    What to do for fun

    Full Sail puts together events for the students. Furthermore, being a college and tourist town that's right next to Orlando I sure most can agree there is a lot to choose from.

    Food and Dining

    There are a number of places to eat within walking and driving distance of campus. This includes fast food and a variety of healthy options. Also for stockpiling your apartment, there are many of the major supermarkets and department stores to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    The Full Sail housing guide has a huge list of apartments in immediate distance of the campus and farther. It includes all the important specifications that you'd want to know when looking to rent. I checked out three or so places that were not on the guide but still decided on one of many that Full Sail provided.

    Academic Rigor

    I have not taken a class at Full Sail yet. However from what I hear, they have an extremely rigorous program. The curriculum is design to emulate the 40 hour work week in the entertainment industry---i.e. late and long hours, classes at 3am etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out the behind the scenes tour. It gets you somewhat familiar with the campus. Teachers, admissions, and current students are all there to help answer any questions.

    In three sentences

    Although I have not had the chance to attend courses yet, the college looks spectacular. Full Sail seems to be exactly what I'm looking for plus more! I can't wait to start classes in August.

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    If something major is going on there are emails sent out. Any storm warnings and robberies then students will be aware

    Great for these types of students

    It's a good school to go for if you are a fast learner and you want to get a degree fast .

    What to do for fun

    well there is universal studios just 20 minutes from the school and also go karts and mini golf not to far either.

    Food and Dining

    Well there's tons of fast food places around campus so for lunch there are many places you can go to.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus in michigan and work in michigan also. I know that there are apartments available near full sail not dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The grading scale is a little higher than what people are use to but it's honestly great because it is going to push you to your fullest in learning and absorbing information.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are interested in a fast paced school then this is the one to go to. Fun, Fast and you will learn alot.

    In three sentences

    I would rate full sail overall a 9 out of 10. The online courses are easy and fun. If you need more guidance teachers are easy to get a hold of as well as other students.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The Campus safety is reliable, due to our crazy schedules we always have campus security available to rely on.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs are really fun, most of the time you are working with great gear and practicing the skills you learned in class. Activities are great you get to meet all kinds of people and they always have previous graduates come back and talk about their real world experiences after graduating from Full Sail.

    Great for these types of students

    Full Sail is great for the type of student who does not like routines, your schedule changes every month, you are meeting new people on a daily basis and the most amazing thing is, you can meet someone today and by tomorrow you already have a project that you both want to start working on together.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You see all kinds of traditions in school, there are many international students and it is always fun to talk to them and find out what made them choose Full Sail as their university of choice.

    Bang for the buck

    Full Sail is very expensive but if you are serious about your dream, they will take your dream seriously and work with you every step of the way.

    What to do for fun

    Of course there are lots of ways to have fun, but you might want to get involved with the school as much as you can. There are always activities going on campus and that is where you want to be, networking and accumulating GPS points.

    Food and Dining

    There are a variety of food and dining places around the campus. I personally try not to involve my self with fast foods but sometimes you just have to.

    Dorm Life

    There is no such thing as Dorm Life in Full Sail University, you might have roommates depending on your financial circumstances and that can be an interesting situation. I have heard all kinds of stories relating roommates and I am just really fortunate to still have my old room at my parents house.

    Academic Rigor

    Full Sail University expects a lot of involvement from students as well as professional behavior on campus. We have this thing called GPS points which is based on Global Professional Standards and is basically the points you earn based on your behavior in school and school activities. Employers take GPS serious when interning students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students who are thinking of applying to full sail, the only advice I can give is to be yourself, do what you love and love what you do. Full Sail is a very competitive environment therefore sometimes we as students do not ask questions like we should because we think it might be a stupid question but honestly that is a horrible way to think because there are no stupid questions just confusions that need to be clarified.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail University is a dream come true to those who love the entertainment industry. It is full of amazing gear and professors who love to play with them to teach us students. Full Sail University is the place where creative minds meet to work together.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Free concerts with celebs, Jam sessions, open Mics, Party's.

    Dorm Life

    I go online not sure bout the dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    you will learn a lot at full sail but you have to want to learn it and you must be a fast learner.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have a passion for what ever in life go for it. don't stop because everyone around you wants you to do something else. Be Great, Be you. whats ever you do follow your passion for greatness.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail is Challenging. Full Sail is Fun. Full Sail is a Great School.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    The school is a bit pricey but the quality of education and the technology you have access too make up for this. You leave school with real life experience on state of the art equipment.

    What to do for fun

    With Orlando next door you have all the attractions as well as two universities near by there is plenty to do for a healthy college life.

    Food and Dining

    Many choices right next o campus to eat or grab a coffee or just hang out.

    Dorm Life

    Don't have dorm but do have apartment living near campus. Sorry guys no a lot of cute chicks here but UCF and Rollins College not too far makes up for this

    Academic Rigor

    The instructors are great. You are learning practical things that you will use in the real world.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the tour of the school first this will give you an idea of the culture Full Sail has set up and see if this is where you fit in.

    In three sentences

    Great University for Music, Film, Gaming and Web lovers. The program they have set up is great for working individuals. They also have a state of the art facility that includes film studio and music studio as well as a digital art studio.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Around the clock security staff and camera's all about the school.

    What to do for fun

    Many movie theaters in the area. Walt Disney World and Universal Studios are about a half hour away. The school is always hosting events for the students(ex. WWE)

    Food and Dining

    Many restaurants with in walking distance of the school. From fast food you have Wendy's, McDonald's and Taco Bell about a few hundred yards away. Then there are sit down restaurants that give you a discount for being a student.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms on the campus itself. The school has a housing department that works with you on finding an apartment near the school. There are many nice apartment complexes less than a mile near the school, and within decent price ranges.

    Academic Rigor

    The class and lab rooms are top notch for learning. A lot of hands on experience with equipment. The schedule is set to help you adjust to the real life hours in the industry.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn as much as you can about what degree you want to pursue. The more you know going in, the better. Networking is also a key thing. Meet as many people you can, and make as many connections as possible.

    In three sentences

    An advancing school of technology, that keeps up to date with the latest trends in the media industries. From the basics to the advanced studies, Full Sail covers many areas in each degree. Their Career Development is top notch, and will always be there to assist you after school.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    I feel that Full Sail gives you the bang for your buck. They give you a realistic view of what is needed and what it takes to get into the real world of the entertainment industry. I am very impressed with this University and am very excited to attend.

    Academic Rigor

    They are very serious about attendance and participating in classes.

    In three sentences

    I was very impressed with Full Sail University. They are the only school that specializes in the audio. They are a state of the art school.

  • 07/28/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    theme parks are uber close if you got the $ and the time.

    Academic Rigor

    This school seemed way to harsh. Only the students who are top of the class get to be part of some big motion picture or music label etc. like games. So if your a person who doesn't sleep heres your place. I was going to go the for music production and on the tour people had said the class would be going till 2 in the morning.

    Tips for prospective students

    The feel for this school can be good but don't let it fool you. On the tour I felt as if majority of the people were drugged out and looked like they were extremely tired.

    In three sentences

    I went on a tour to this college and this college was HORRIBLE. I don't see why anyone would really like to go to this college. I smelled pot through out the music building and some of the classes are in what use to be a old outlet mall which has been redone.

  • 07/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are campus police who patrol the campus every hour.

    Greek Life

    There isn't one.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a few clubs. Theres DADA which is for digital arts and design. And there are others but I am not with them.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who is into the arts. Singing, theater, design, graphics.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every month graduates hold show cases to show off there work. WWE comes by and host things. As well as Red Bull, Sony and Apple.

    Bang for the buck

    Although Full Sail University is expensive, It is worth it. You get experience that you wouldn't get at an ordinary college.

    What to do for fun

    I go to school... That is my fun. Full Sail is not an ordinary school. You actually have fun!

    Food and Dining

    The food, its good. There is a starbucks, and a zackleys on campus. But there is also Chilies, Mc donalds and some others as well.

    Dorm Life

    We don't have a dorm life. There are no dorms on campus. There are apartments.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is very hard but worth it. It takes time to complete but the work prepares you for your career.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn how to multi-task and get work done faster.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail is an amazing college. You will receive the knowledge that you will need for the real world in your career. A lot of work but in the end, you will find that it is way worth it.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    great for any type of students. all you need is a dream and creativity

    Tips for prospective students

    tips: do not be shy, learn to make friends and the biggest thing is to network with students within your program and other programs as well.

    In three sentences

    the school so far is mind blowing and very hands on. i like how the professors have jobs in their field of studies and coming to be a teacher and teach the students on what to expect after graduating.

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Study online, Non-traditional,

  • 08/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security is always roaming around.

    Greek Life

    library has events going on.

    Bang for the buck

    You get what you pay for.

    What to do for fun

    There is a laser tag just down the road and you are 30 to 45 min. away from Universal and Disney.

    Food and Dining

    There is a lot of restaurants near and at the University.

    Dorm Life

    They don't have dorms and I don't stay near the University.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find more financial aid be for you start.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail is great with keeping you with up to date technology with the industry. It's great that you get to use the equipment within the industry and really learn how to use them. Be prepared for a different schedule type than you are used to.

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    I have heard nothing but good things about this school. The application process is easy to get through. It is a hefty price but worth it.

  • 08/14/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    At an average 4 year college you are going to spend about $100,000 or even more for a good college. Its worth it. I just hope you don't make a habit of failing..the first one is free but any time after that is money. Just make sure you stay on top of your finances even if your adviser is not lol.

    What to do for fun

    Join the alumni network just to stay in touch with fellow students for career development.

    Academic Rigor

    The coursework is like the military. What you put into it is what you get out of it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always stay focused. Never fall behind and wait until the last moment to get course work done. Set short term goals and always keep in touch with peers

    In three sentences

    Full sail is an outstanding school for film and televison. The teachers and staff are really helpful. I would say that Full Sail is the top school for entertainment media.

  • 08/21/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Clubs and Activities

    none as yet

    Great for these types of students

    Gamers who wish to excel in Video Game Design. Art, music, programming, design, development, graphics the works!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    unknown

    Bang for the buck

    The Launch Box is perfect!

    Food and Dining

    unknown

    Dorm Life

    Unknown

    Academic Rigor

    I would definately say Full Sail University is the best for on-line and campus academics in Video Game Design Degrees.

    Tips for prospective students

    Full Sail University has on-line education degrees that are unmatched by other universities. They are ranked as one the top 5 universities in the world for Video Game Design by Electronic Gaming monthly.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Video Game Design. They also have a Masters in Video Game design. Both of which for me, completes my education for my future.

  • 08/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    it is a private school so it does cost a lot of money, but you get what you pay for and their placement rating is really high.

    Food and Dining

    Like i said i do my classes online so i wouldn't know what its like

    Dorm Life

    i honestly don't know because i do my classes online and full sail doesn't offer on campus housing.

    Academic Rigor

    the Academic courses aren't to hard, but in order to stay on top of your game you constantly have to be checking for any new assignments.

    Tips for prospective students

    i would highly recommend Full Sail University, the only down side is it is quite expensive.

    In three sentences

    i really love Full Sail University. They are a passionate and driven school, they truly succeed at the degrees they offer.

  • 08/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Off-Campus

    Greek Life

    Off-Campus

    Clubs and Activities

    Off-Campus

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are passionate about the entertainment industry and who are more than ready to jump straight into learning their majors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Off-Campus The school does have a hall of fame to recognize graduates who are experiencing much success in their careers.

    Bang for the buck

    The coursework is highly useful to the student's major-related goals, and the student is sent course-related technology such as a Mac and different programs at a reduced price to accompany the class work. With these elements combined with a hardworking, determined student, the school is definitely worth the money put into it.

    What to do for fun

    Off-Campus The campus does offers many entertainment-related activities.

    Food and Dining

    Off-Campus

    Dorm Life

    Off-campus Online courses are organized and easy to navigate.

    Academic Rigor

    Online courses are very fast-paced - One course semester is fit into one month. However, if the student practices good time-management, the courses can be successfully completed along with acquiring useful knowledge pertaining to your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to work hard. The work is achievable but requires a lot of time and effort.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail University is a great school for entertainment-related majors. You can choose from on-campus and online courses. The online program is easy to navigate, and the campus is located in a beautiful area of Florida.

  • 08/30/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    No cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    They don't have dorms, but they have a housing department there to help set you up with a roommate and give you a list of nearby apartments that are popular with students.

    Academic Rigor

    Lookschallenging but perfect for hands-on experience and learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of the application process and apply for scholarships early. Be sure to figure out which scholarships are a math for you that they offer and definitely apply. Stay in touch with you admissions representative.

    In three sentences

    They ate beyond helpful though the application process! They want to help you out as much as possible to make everything smooth and easy as well as gettin everything done in time. I can't wait to go there see the campus and start my classes!

  • 08/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security is all over the place, and the police are quick to respond if they are ever needed. I rarely hear of any safety issues that happen on Campus. Off campus however...don't walk at night, even with a small group of people. Get a cab, or have a friend pick you up if necessary.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    Various Gaming and Music clubs are found around campus, just check the fliers on the doors and windows.

    Great for these types of students

    If you don't work hard, or are not committed to your area of study, you WILL fail, and waste a lot of money.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing unusual, people usually hangout wherever there is a place to sit.

    Bang for the buck

    Full Sail will definitely teach you what you need to know, that being said, $75,000+ for a Bachelor's Degree is a LOT, especially when they don't have on campus housing or school cafeteria/food service.

    What to do for fun

    It's Orlando, you can practically do anything here. Beach is only an hour away as well.

    Food and Dining

    No cafeteria or school run food services.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms, or on campus housing.

    Academic Rigor

    This school is intense, the work is tough, but the topics of study are very well done. If you graduate, you will KNOW your particular area of study very well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Only apply if you are sure of what you want to study. Fill out as many scholarships as you can! Study day and night; do not procrastinate!

    In three sentences

    Full Sail is a fantastic school, but it is not for the faint of heart. Only attend if you are 120% sure of what you want to study.

  • 09/02/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Academic Rigor

    Seems to be a well-rounded system of education.

    In three sentences

    So far, I am very impressed with Full Sail's online university. The admissions and financial aid officers are extremely friendly and helpful. I look forward to receiving my Bachelor's degree in 32 short months thru their online Creative Writing program.

  • 09/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Great, very cleans school.

    Academic Rigor

    Wonderful

    In three sentences

    Full Sail University is a wonderful school. The facility and staff are very helpful and professional.

  • 09/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are numerous activities going on on campus, they have resume classes, how to sessions, and even events such as WWE, different artist, and people from the Media business coming on campus and talking to the students about their experience and what to expect from the Media Arts.

    Great for these types of students

    Art, Music, Media, and anyone who has a passion for the Media Arts.

    Bang for the buck

    Attending school on campus is expensive, but well worth the money. Full Sail University is an accelerated program, so you will learn what you need for your program of study. I attend school online which extends the program, but is a lot cheaper than attending on campus. The Hybrid program is cheaper than attending on campus as well, with this you start online, and then later on transfer to campus. This is longer than being a on campus student, but shorter than attending completely online.

    What to do for fun

    There are various activities including concerts, groups/clubs, and a library to keep students entertained.

    Dorm Life

    Full Sail University does not have a dorm, but does have apartments near the school and a guide on helping potential/current students find the appropriate living arrangements.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes required for your program of study challenge you, mentally, physically, and emotionally.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you love the arts, being creative, and have a passion for media give Full Sail University a try.

    In three sentences

    Amazing Staff who are dedicated to their students and their learning. Great support when needed and very insightful when you have an issue. I attend school online and I am enjoying every moment of the experience, and the discussions as well as the teachers are passionate.

  • 09/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's a lot to do in Winter Park but Orlando is only a 10 minute drive. There you will find Universal Studios, Disney World, shopping, food, etc!

    Dorm Life

    There's a housing department that will help you find the right fit for you but no on-campus dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Only the strong survive! The program is extremely dense and there's a new class every 4 weeks so you have to stay on top of everything!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you look into all of your options before choosing Full Sail. It's not for everyone. Once you start your chosen program you should do your best to complete it in order to reap the full benefits of what this school has to offer you. Don't believe all of the negative comments that are out there because this school is just like anything else. You get out only what you put in!

    In three sentences

    It's simple: If you have a dream, Full Sail will help you achieve it! It's not a school for everyone but if you are a hard worker, motivated, and ready to make your dreams a reality then this is the place to start!

  • 09/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Courageous thinkers, Visionary individuals, very organized, analytical and spontaneous. Anyone that thought taking online classes in another state has to be easier. Intrapersonal & Interpersonal students.

    Bang for the buck

    It can really be essential for your life as a choice to make. I'm currently just realizing this within my fourth month and this is all due to analyzing. You'll appreciate the fact that you can now be self-motivated or more self motivated when it come to being creative.

    What to do for fun

    One thing I like to do for fun and be creative is to go out and get ideas. I can do this in various different ways from hanging with friends, family or just by myself. This is what pushes me to continue in my studies and keep going on.

    Food and Dining

    Once again i'm a online student which means i'm unable to answer.

    Dorm Life

    Unsure, i'm a Digital Cinematography online student.

    Academic Rigor

    The instructors treat you like students and give you the respect as that. They also give you the upmost respect that you are now on your way to having clients, be professional. They give you a glimpse of the real world on the digital side of things.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always be organized from day one, first minute, non-stop. Keep on track what you need to take care of. Be yourself since your allowed to be creative.

    In three sentences

    The online classes are very self-challenging and motivated. Most of the classes I've taken so far really help better define my professional journey. It pushes me to be more creatively courageous and use my thoughts to gain from them.

  • 09/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    I'm an Online student so I'm not sure how the food and dining is at the school site.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out the website and see the benefit package they offer for almost every technology degree outside of the only school I knew of... the Art Institute.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail University is a great school. It is kind of like one of those word of mouth type of Universities. Not to many people have heard of them, but when I tell people I know about the benefits of going this school, they cannot wait to explore the website and sign up!

  • 09/20/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Pretty safe, of course, being a major college and being close to the University of Central Florida, you get some rough housers, but nothing to worry about, nice area, fun school, lots to do and offer!

    Great for these types of students

    Pretty much anyone willing to put forth maximum effort in everything!

    Bang for the buck

    It seems expensive, well kind of is, but if you look at it in a more prospective view, a lot of colleges charge 30k per semester and times that by like 5 or 6, totals 150k+, so bringing it to scale it isn't that bad.

    What to do for fun

    There's always things to do; swimming, running, and many others, just have to find something for you. ;)

    Food and Dining

    Restaurants are all over the place, the Orland-Winter Park, area is so lively, but don't spend a lot of time parting or anything.

    Dorm Life

    Housing nearby is pretty high quality for affordable prices and pretty friendly communities and nice people!

    Academic Rigor

    It's work, based on the program, and study speed, overall the work is demanding, but it's worth it!

    Tips for prospective students

    It's great for those students who strive to do more, studiers, writers, gamers, pretty much anyone with a passion!

    In three sentences

    One of the best post-secondary schools Florida has had the privilege of having, in fact it's on the top ten for best universities around.

  • 09/26/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Hanging out with your friends and partying. Joking and teasing, but don't over do it. Even some of the professors cab be pranksters!

    Food and Dining

    Free! Free! Free! It's like all you can eat buffet but only FREE! It is amazing! No students have to worry of they ran out of money or even worry about the food running out, there are plenty for everyone. As for the dining, there is one word: HUGE!

    Dorm Life

    Respectable students and spacious dorms so the student won't have a chance to feel bothered if its crowded. It is comfortable enough for about ten students to hang out together.

    Academic Rigor

    There is really nothing to it, just take your work seriously. Study and do your homework and you will pass with flying colors. Some Professors may be tougher than others, but that's just for you to remember why your with them; to reach your goal.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students should not have too much fun, for they might lose the only school that is willing to stick by their side. Also, there is nothing wrong with be a geek and worrying about your grade. In other words, if you don't care, why have a goal in the first place?

    In three sentences

    Full Sail University is one of the more respected school around; since it has been around for about 30yrs. They are willing to do anything for the student just for them to be comfortable and reach their dream. It will be a waste to let this school go, so I am hoping it is affordable.

  • 09/28/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    i dont personally go there i am going to go online

    Academic Rigor

    it seems the academic part of this school is its main priority and to teach u the main stream things about ur major

    Tips for prospective students

    they help you with everything

    In three sentences

    The People here are great. They help with everything you need, The school helps you a lot with your schooling

  • 09/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Self -starters

    Bang for the buck

    They are a bit expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    There are some classes that are easy, and some that will keep you up nights to get it all done.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get in the habit of keeping a schedule and learn to research on your own.

    In three sentences

    I'm getting a BS in computer animation. There's a lot to learn if you're a self starter. Students who aren't organized or responsible won't do well.

  • 09/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Computer wizards would love this Degree I am earning. I am on the computer 20-30 hours/ wk creating podcasts, sound effects, sound design, original music, and word docs. If you are comfortable on the computer for long periods of time take this course.

    Bang for the buck

    Although it is expensive, I received with my degree, almost everything I needed to record and make money from home, so it made sense. Most of the books are e-books so there isn't a lot of expense besides the software they give.

    Academic Rigor

    Not too sure on this one but Full Sail has the most up-to-date software and equipment for my degree. I received an Apple computer and the latest (at the time) version of ProTools and Logic software. They also keep you informed of new websites, and help you to maintain an online presence.

    Tips for prospective students

    Balancing life and school is always a challenge. I schedule everything, including my spare time, so that I get everything done. You can easily expect most of your classes to involve 20 hours/ wk. Try not to save everything for the weekend, or you will regret it and shortchange the project that you end up rushing to complete.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail gets an A- rating from me. I feel that their online program has been suitable for me because I work full time and have to juggle life, work, and school. I have enjoyed the teachers and the interactive learning tools. Most of what I am learning is on my computer, so it makes sense to take it online. I am in my fourth academic year and I am counting down the next seven months to my Bachelor's Degree in Music Production. When I graduate I feel that as a musician I will be taken more seriously. I will be deserving of a job in a corporate/marketing field, or have the option of working independently in film and even engineering. I feel that being a woman in this field is particularly challenging, but the competition isn't so numerous. Full Sail is preparing me for my future.

  • 10/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Full Sail has many security guards that patrol the parking lot and campus day and night.

    Greek Life

    There isn't any Greek life at Full Sail.

    Clubs and Activities

    Each degree program has many club activities within the school. My only complaint is that this school does not offer any physical activities. You will have to get a gym membership if you want to stay active.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students that have a strong work ethic and can keep up with an inconsistent schedule.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Since Full Sail University is a production school, it is used by many major names such as ESPN, Red Bull, and various high profile musicians for music videos. The other interesting thing about Full Sail is that the heart of campus is used as out door sets for the film program. The school has modeled the exterior of its buildings to look like Amsterdam and other exotic locations.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel as though that I am going to be more than ready for my career after completing my degree at Full Sail. The highly trained professors and career like schedule prepares you for real world jobs and schedule. I am a Computer Animation Student.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Orlando is a great place to start when looking for places to hang out. The bar and club life is very vibrant and always produces a crowd. Universal Studios and Disney Land are also fun places to go with your friends. Universal has many restaurants, bars, and venues within its property. There is also the beach if the city life is getting too hectic.

    Food and Dining

    There are two places on campus that serve Pizza. Other than that, there is a Starbucks on campus. There is also fast food restaurants walking distance from campus.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at Full Sail University.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are not necessarily tough. They are mainly labor intensive and take 8 hours of your day including weekends depending on your schedule for that month. You also may have class from 1am-5am some months (the schedule changes monthly).

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your research before enrolling in the school. You will be spending a large amount of money to be highly specialized in the degree you choose. Also, understand that while attending Full Sail University, it is nearly impossible to hold a job while in the 2 year degree program.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail is an in depth career based college that will test your ability to produce quality work in a short amount of time. The teachers are highly trained and qualified since many of them have worked and still work in their career field while teaching at Full Sail University. I recommend Full Sail if you are a driven individual that can keep up with the crazy schedule.

  • 10/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Well, most people who look at Full Sail from the outside thinks the school has a bunch of rich kids. So there are a lot of thefts. Don't walk around with your badge.

    Greek Life

    NO.

    Clubs and Activities

    Cool. See where you fit.

    Great for these types of students

    All types really. My class was a small class of different individuals. From army vets to kids fresh out of high school. They all had different interest but we all had an interest in entertainment.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You just got to go there and breath in the small school called Full Sail.

    Bang for the buck

    Well, I think if the office personeel helped a little more and the online experience was half as interactive as on campus then sure. Most of the teachers know their stuff and they have great connections. You get what you give.

    What to do for fun

    It's Orlando! If you can clear out the rage that the horrible drivers lay on you, then you can have a blast.

    Food and Dining

    Their are some great on campus dining facilities.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm. You either bunk with UCF students or get an outside apartment. I did both. I prefer outside arrangements.

    Academic Rigor

    It's funny, this school is an accelerated school but I never felt challenged. If you take on extra challenges besides the rigorous schedule, I think you will be ten times more prepared for the industry you want to enter.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go on campus. Full Sail is more effective in person rather than online.

    In three sentences

    A new and fast experience. I believe they still have a ways to go because a lot of their offices seem disorganized and disconnected. Most of my teachers were very knowledgeable and experienced.

  • 10/06/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    As safe as any place I guess. As students we need to be aware of our surroundings.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lot of activities for the artistic student.

    Great for these types of students

    Artistic, and creative students.

    Bang for the buck

    I would recommend this school for any one with a creative outlet, because they have everything from creative writing to music production.

    What to do for fun

    Florida has a great night life.

    Food and Dining

    Food is as good as it gets for campus driven school. Noting compares to a home cooked meal though.

    Dorm Life

    It's just like any other college.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are intense and you should be able to stick to your schedule.

    Tips for prospective students

    Time, management is key, classes are intense.

    In three sentences

    The staff was friendly, informative and helpful. The campus if clean and safe. The launch-box is a great addition for any college, I am so glad they have it here.

  • 10/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs you can join even for online students. They also have a lot of webinars that you can attend that really help you along and they are presented from professionals in the entertainment industry.

    Great for these types of students

    Entertainment Industry enthusiast in any form. From video games to web design, Full Sail is perfect. From music to creative writing and photography/cinema, Full Sail is perfect.

    Bang for the buck

    The Professors are actual professionals in the field of study that you are being taught in. So you are not taught by everyday professionals. These are people that have seen and lived the life you are trying to achieve. Some of them are still living their dreams and just want you apart of it as well.

    Academic Rigor

    I say 5 stars because everything you are learning is up to date. They teach you in a way that makes you very knowledgeable and you really get what you are suppose to. I attend Full Sail online and I must admit, it has been the greatest decision of my life.

    Tips for prospective students

    I am in the Music Production BS program and my tips would be as follows: Stay focused and proactive. Train yourself now to end procrastination. Do not be afraid to ask questions. Remember you get out of any experience what you put into it. Do not give up and do not give in. It's not over until you accomplish all things you intend to. Self discipline equals success.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail is the place to be if you want to be taught by the best. In life you have to invest in yourself before anyone else will, so why not make that investment. Even the greatest athletes had a coach and with that being said Full Sail University should be you're coach.

  • 10/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    I am an online student.

    Dorm Life

    I am an online student.

    Academic Rigor

    I am an online student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely follow your heart. Full Sail University is an awesome college, when looking to pursue your career.

  • 10/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I am sure the campus is safe and cool to be on.

    Greek Life

    I like to eat greek food. I use to study greek information when I was younger.

    Clubs and Activities

    As of right now I am not envolved in any clubs or activities. I am a online student at Full Sail.

    Great for these types of students

    Full Sail on line is great for students who do not really want to be in class or want to be at home with their children.

    Bang for the buck

    I have always wanted to be in the film industry. I was in acting school since a little tike. I went on to high school for theater arts also. I studied Theater at a former college in chicago.

    What to do for fun

    I like to film scenes. I like to take pictures for people.

    Food and Dining

    I pretty much eat kinda healthy. I like southern style food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is great from what the students tell me. I am studying on line. I wish I was in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Full sail teach students to stay on top of their grades as well as always being professional.

    Tips for prospective students

    All students of full sail learn the best teniques in whatever field they are studying.

    In three sentences

    Fullsail is very professional. I have learned a great deal at full sail pertaining to digital cinematography. I really would like to graduate from full sail.

  • 10/16/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Any student who is interested in music, entertainment, television, movies or design

    Bang for the buck

    To me Full Sail offers a great education in half the time. They are one of the best schools to attend for music, movies, entertainment and design.

    What to do for fun

    I dont attend the campus but the location is great.

    Tips for prospective students

    Speak with an enrollment counselor, they will really help you with all your questions. Also, speak with the financial aid officer. They assist you with finding scholarships.

    In three sentences

    It is an amazing school. Full Sail has the most informative staff on hand. Full Sail offers amazing programs online and on campus.

  • 10/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Although I belong to a number of clubs here (iDevice Group, IWomen, etc.) it will be up to you to make the most of your involvement within them. Remember to balance these activities out with your coursework, it is easy to become overwhelmed.

    Great for these types of students

    You must be very self motivated, focused, and dedicated to your craft to really get the benefit of an education at Full Sail University.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I love their lectures, by Full Sail University being a very high tech school you can attend their lectures online, usually given by some famous entertainer, singer, artist, advertiser, or mainstream activist. And their concerts are AWESOME! Most of the time you will get GPS points for attending these lectures, programs, and concerts.

    Bang for the buck

    Full Sail University is definitely not cheap, but every penny you spend for your education there is well worth it. Remember to take into consideration the free Mac, also to be able to return and take refresher courses within your degree program at a later date for free. The value is definitely there.

    What to do for fun

    If museums are your muse they have them, if you like amusement parks they have them, enjoy movies they have them, and if you live for the nightlife there are a plethora of places to go all within 10 minutes of the campus.

    Food and Dining

    If you are fortunate enough to live in the apartment style housing, food and dining is literally walking distance away. There are a wide array of diners, restaurants, sandwich shops, and cafes.

    Dorm Life

    Although I attend Full Sail University online, there are no dorms. The apartment living their is exceptional. The apartments range in prices, and vary in style. I plan to finish out my Masters Program living there.

    Academic Rigor

    Since no slacking is really tolerated you must stay on top of your assignments. The instructors are always available to help you with whatever your academic needs may be. It will ultimately be up to you to keep up with the rigorous course schedule.

    Tips for prospective students

    As Steven Covey's famous saying goes Begin with the end in mind, make sure when you start your degree program it is the degree program you really want, there is no switching around. The courses are very concentrated.

    In three sentences

    The degree programs are very structured and intensive. A wonderful place to gain a great education. You must be a self starter to make it through this program effectively.

  • 10/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The Food is up to you. But Orlando has many great restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    Well you have to find your own apartment, so it's hard to describe dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    The Academics are very intense, but the instructors are always willing to help and just an email away.

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember to contact your admissions and enrollment guides if you have any issues. Full Sail always has someone who can help you and they are very polite and nice. It's like they want you to be there.

    In three sentences

    Enrolling at Full Sail as been one of the most thorough processes I've been through. There is a lot to complete, but they are willing to work incredibly hard with you to make sure that you get everything done. The classes are set up beautifully, and my new mac is amazing!

  • 10/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    very safe

    Great for these types of students

    great for people who love music, film, gaming and anything in the entertainment industry.

    What to do for fun

    A lot of socializing and a lot of fun activities going on around school for every degree program

    Food and Dining

    Near a lot of restaurants

    Dorm Life

    No dorms at this school

    Academic Rigor

    Not as difficult as people make it out to be, just takes actual effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for a tough schedule and just pay attention in class and have a pro-active attitude in class. Do not be afraid of asking questions.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail is a great school, that have great teachers and a great environment. Not the school if you are looking for the glamour lifestyle, it takes effort and dedication to get to where you want to go. Overall, its been great so far and met great people.

  • 10/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    School work is fun.

    Dorm Life

    Im a online student.

    Academic Rigor

    The course load is pretty heavy but you can do it.

    Tips for prospective students

    The course load is heavy but I your serious about have a career in digital media then Full Sail is for.

    In three sentences

    This school is simply great. They help to unleash your creative and give you all the tools to succeed. I love it

  • 11/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    there lots of great clubs and activities i want to join but don't think I should until I figure out what I'm going to do about the tuition.

    Great for these types of students

    artist, creative, positive thing student with money.

    Bang for the buck

    I truly enjoy the school but I stress that i will be kicked out any day because I can't afford the fees which seem like they increased from what they told me it was going to be.

    What to do for fun

    Music, Movies, Chat and Hang with friends.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm learning a lot there!

    Tips for prospective students

    Have RICH parents or great financial aid

    In three sentences

    cool informative expensive

  • 11/06/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    For students looking to fulfill their passion in their chosen major I would recommend Full Sail University. They give you the best service and treat you very well. They also keep in contact with you to make sure you are all set with financial aid and answer any questions you may have.

    In three sentences

    The admissions representatives walk you through the whole process with ease. They remain in contact with you to make sure you understand the enrollment process. They also take the time to get to know you and your interests.

  • 11/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone wanting to pursue a career in: music, design, game design, film, web development or the business side of them, will benefit from an education at Full Sail University. The online programs are excellent for any one with families, full-time jobs, or who needs a way to conveniently attain a degree with a more flexible schedule.

    Food and Dining

    I am currently taking the online degree program at Full Sail University, which means I do not live in Florida. However, I did live in Florida until I was 10 years old and gained a real appreciation and love of seafood.

    Dorm Life

    I am in the online program and live in Kentucky, so I do not know much about the dorm life. My opinion is that it must be a blast being around all those individuals who have the same interests as you and being right in the middle of it all (creative outlets, experience, music, etc.) would be icing on the cake.

    Academic Rigor

    There are classes that take more concentration and dedication than others. However, it is those classes that you appreciate on a different level when they are over because of the knowledge gained from them. The online courses are given at the pace of one a month for the degree program. With the fast race and importance of deadlines in a professional atmosphere, instructors require assignments to be on time and are not usually very lenient. When work is due it is due, but that teaches you diligence and promptness, and helps place you in another bracket above the competition.

    Tips for prospective students

    No one learns effectively without applying him or herself, so it is important to decide what you want and go get it. Just as any challenge in life would be, college is no exception. Of course have fun, but look at it as a serious endeavor that will propel you to a professional level in the industry. Make sure you know what you are getting into in regard to a plan of being able to afford this journey.

    In three sentences

    If you're looking for an engaging, educational, and fun experience, Full Sail University is for you. Full Sail is one of the top leading colleges for establishing a career in arts, entertainment, and the business side of it. With over 40 degree/certificate, campus and online programs, and the combined credentials of the staff, Full Sail University is more that qualified to take your professional life to the next level.

  • 11/10/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    What is the Tuition for your in-State? Also What is the on campus hospitality? And May I be Able to research in a library of great size?

  • 11/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I am an online student but from the students that I networked with say that it is a very safe place with campus security and all.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am in all types of clubs for black student union, entertainment network society, Grammy U, Student Branding Society, Game Production

    Great for these types of students

    To be involved with professionals who come and talk to us in online platforms and on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    I didnt believe it at first but you do get a computer when you sign up and all the equipment gets sent to you asap.

    What to do for fun

    I help other students with outside of school projects. I assist in clubs and get involved with internships.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good they have a very well variety of things you can eat and around the area.

    Dorm Life

    It includes internet in the dorm area so it is generally a all around great school

    Academic Rigor

    It's great place for education in which they take very serious

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay organized. Make Goals for yourself. Find results.

    In three sentences

    Great school that takes your career serious. There are alot of activities for you to do which I am involved in.

  • 11/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    full Sail is a fast paced degree program college, it is for serious students who know what they want to achieve a degree in and are willing to work hard for it.

    In three sentences

    Great opportunity for the serious student.

  • 11/13/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    makers, dreamers, supersedes, calm, funny

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Around touristic places

    Bang for the buck

    $EXPENSIVE, im not yet attending in college, but Im looking still for he missing things I need aprtmnet, the 78,000 tuition

    What to do for fun

    Recording, being in the studio doing stuff, mixing, learning. nothing better than Full Sail you have a bachelor in a year

    Food and Dining

    Think is great inside the campus, have according and seen there has many food stores, and about food, lots of restaurants outside where u can go out and eat

    Dorm Life

    It doesn't have a dorm inside of the university, and truly not even low prices apartments outside it, but is a good ambient where you can be

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to work on a movie, be a writer, or want to be on this important industry of the arts recording, and entertainment world. you're going to the right place Full sail is the best search, and O expensive, but is nothing compare of what you gonna learn and get smart with. Good Luck

    In three sentences

    best entertainment industry university, that I ever heard of, Don't need to be a 4.0 GPA student, you just need to have the enthusiasm and the desire of going to study and be a professional

  • 11/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Am an online student

    Great for these types of students

    Music Production,Film Making,Game Design,Music Recording (Live,Studio),Stage Lighting are among the academics offered

    Dorm Life

    I am an online student

    Tips for prospective students

    Full Sail support staff are among the best,with 24/7 online support.

  • 11/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    With guards, 6,000+ high tech cameras, and the local county police, it's you're in very safe hands. A security guard may even escort you to the car during night, so you will definitely be worry free. And during the orientation, staff will give you tips on safety, so take note.

    Clubs and Activities

    So much clubs, so much things to choose. They're incredible and you should real join on one for the full fun of it.

    Great for these types of students

    Very Passionate and Creative Students, as well as Passionate and soon-to-be Creative students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It has spots where you can film and such, there's even The Daily Buzz.

    What to do for fun

    Again, everywhere. A comic shop down the road, your computer, your phone, a hangout, a LAN center that has venues for events and tournaments, A comic store and a LAN center together down colonial. Movies, beaches, amusements parks. I could go on forever on this...

    Food and Dining

    It's EVERYWHERE. Fast Food restaurants such as Wendy's and Chik-fil-a, Pubs, Subs, and Indoor cafes from the campus itself. So finding is what you want is to eat is as little to no absolute hassle. There are even mouthwatering dishes you have to try yourself.

    Dorm Life

    We can all agree here that the apartments near full sail are expensive, but staff sure knows how to get you a room as best as possible. They will give you a housing guide with details and more.

    Academic Rigor

    Pushing yourself is what needs to be done here if you're really up for it, so there are tons of things around here that inspires you to do so. Demos, Creations, and music made by students in the raw. They cannot be missed. Teachers and Staff are lax yet very direct, and they'll definitely make you push further as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to be here, be aware that it is mandatory and you're gonna be doing what you to do for countless hours, despite the classes lasting 4 hours. It's hard, but if you put a ton of work to it, you'll be fine. For housing, you're really gonna need a roommate so your living expenses can be paid in half or such.

    In three sentences

    Pretty Darn Awesome

  • 11/18/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    everything

    Tips for prospective students

    do not go to partys your first to years

    In three sentences

    there are a cool school fun and exciting school

  • 11/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Just by judging off the virtual campus online Full Sail University always has fun things for their students on campus to participate in such as events being held or filmed on the campus, winning movie passes and so much more

    Academic Rigor

    The lessons taught at Full Sail University are instructed in a way everyone can understand and even dummied down for beginners like me to understand. As time goes on you will learn so many things you never even knew went into your study.

    Tips for prospective students

    It may seem boring at first but Full Sail makes sure you are prepared for what you are getting yourself into. All the hard work does pay off and before you know it you're learning new skills for your choice of study before you reach the halfway mark in your studies. The classes at Full Sail University only get easier and more interesting as your studies further.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail is the best university to attend for entertainment and media arts. The instructors are also professionals and have worked several years in the subject they are teaching so you're not just getting someone reading a book to you. I recommend Full Sail University to all my peers seeking a career in the media arts or entertainment industry.

  • 11/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    vary expensive, research payment options

    In three sentences

    love the online experience

  • 11/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Music Production, audio engineering, Music management, Music composition for t.v shows, video games, commercials,& movies.

    Bang for the buck

    Full Sail is one of the top 3 schools in the country for media arts. All of the instructors are either currently working in the music industry, or have been successful in the industry. A vast majority of is alumni have gone on to be successful in the music industry and they reach back and help current students either by being mentors or sharing what they have learned.

    Academic Rigor

    There is alot of information to learn during your studies. Everything that you learn is relevant in order to be successful in your field of study. The assignments are very challenging and the information that you receive from instructors and alumni is priceless.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused and take your education very seriously. Full Sail gives you all the tools you need to be successful in your chosen field of study, you just have to take advantage of every opportunity given to you.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail is an awesome school. The online classes are challenging&very informative. Most of the instructors are or formerly have been in the music industry and they help students get internships and find positions in their field of study.

  • 11/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It is a very secure campus.

    Greek Life

    Intensive.

    Clubs and Activities

    It is just like any other campus. There is a bit of everything available.

    Great for these types of students

    Creative students do well here.

    Bang for the buck

    It is expensive but if one applies the material they will get what they are paying for.

    What to do for fun

    Florida is jamb-packed full of fun activities.

    Food and Dining

    Whatever you can afford. The choices are immense. The cafeteria serves high quality food.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm but know people that do. The word is that it is a good place to reside. The campus and dorms are beautiful.

    Academic Rigor

    It is very challenging. There are a lot of assignments and a lot of attention is required. You can do it if you have the will.

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember to communicate with your instructors and do not expect this education to be an automatic entrance into the industry you are choosing.

    In three sentences

    Progress slowly develops but some classes are not necessary. The classes that count are really helpful and the networking one gets is certainly valuable. It is hard work but can be done with a couple of hours every day.

  • 11/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs and groups to get involved with.

    Great for these types of students

    Self motivated and strong work ethics.

    Bang for the buck

    There is plenty to do online and in person at Full Sail University.

    Academic Rigor

    There are plenty of resources to help you achieve top grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to triple check your program before settling so you won't second guess yourself when you start school.

    In three sentences

    1) Best online curriculum for choice degrees. 2) Helpful teachers and staff. 3) Always available staff to answer any questions.

  • 11/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Mostly take exams at 5 am in the morning. Which is truly giving you real world experience but not really creating a good learning environment. Also most kids that go here are rich and you live in Florida so if you can't find something fun to do your crazy.

    Food and Dining

    Not gonna lie the foods great.

    Dorm Life

    The teachers are jaded and some teachers actually graduated from Full Sail with only a bachelors degree, so how did they end up becoming professors? The students are apathetic because they know they are being ripped off but can't leave because they've already put so much money into it.

    Academic Rigor

    Full Sail is only nationally accredited, just like those graduate in 3 months online schools. Isn't that funny? I've heard horror stories from graduates who only got to use the actual equipment for a total of maybe 24 hours in two years, that is ridiculously little time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do some research before coming here. Real colleges don't get the kind of bad reviews Full Sail does, its a scam. Clearly the people in charge of marketing Full Sail, didn't go to Full Sail because they're really good at it.

    In three sentences

    I'm a writing a review because I'm being paid by Full Sail to do so, like half of reviews on the Internet. I love how when you're here they don't treat you like a person they treat you like a number, like a big ole dollar sign! Come here if your passionate about music and have a lot of money to waste...err I mean spend, just don't touch the equipment. SERIOUSLY DONT TOUCH IT DONT EVEN LOOK!

  • 12/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Since Full Sail is located in Orlando, Florida, I can imagine there are plenty of things you can do on any given day.

    Food and Dining

    Again, as an online student, I'm not the best to ask about the food at the school. I actually doubt that the school itself serves food of any kind.

    Dorm Life

    As I am an online student, I know nothing about dorm life. However, I am aware that Full Sail does not specifically have dorms. They do have a lot of housing near the campus, but no school housing is provided.

    Academic Rigor

    The online classes, which is what I take, seem to overall be much easier than campus courses - however, you have to be able to manage your time wisely. Some of the courses I found myself flying through, but as I round out my second academic year I am entering the meaty classes that contain much more substance and detail of things that I will be doing in the future, and I'm now feeling more challenged.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be absolutely certain that this is what you want to do, because once you make the commitment to the school, there is no turning back. The likelihood of your credits transferring are slim and you will be putting too much money into your education to throw it away.

    In three sentences

    I have had an overall great experience at Full Sail so far. I truly believe that I'm learning things that will help me in my future career in Music Business and people in my field seem to be impressed when I mention the school I go to. However, the worry of how to cover the cost of the school is a constant weight on my mind.

  • 12/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I'm a online student.

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing Artsy

    What to do for fun

    Make music and design

    Food and Dining

    I'm a online student.

    Dorm Life

    I'm a online student.

    Academic Rigor

    Enough to keep you busy

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and try not to fall behind.

    In three sentences

    I think Full Sail is a great school with a great graduation rate. I'm in the online program so it's very convenient with my schedule. We also get great projects and guest speakers.

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is fairly safe, for the most part. I have heard of a couple of thefts, but violent crimes are rare. Campus security is pretty good and notifications go out quickly when something does happen.

    Clubs and Activities

    They've got gaming, music, writing, film, design, networking, etc clubs on campus. There's a little bit of everything for just about anyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who is really focused, dedicated, disciplined, organized, and wants to finish their degree a year earlier than the rest.

    Bang for the buck

    You get a lot of bang for your buck, but you're going to spend a lot of buck! For online students, they receive the Launchbox (Macbook Pro 15, all software, and applicable program package - camera, tripod, lighting kit, etc. in my case). It's all included in your tuition, even the books. So, you don't have to worry about anything for your course. All the instructors have worked for years in their respective industry. You're getting a wealth of experience and knowledge. You can't beat it!

    What to do for fun

    Many of the students belong to clubs and get together after class to bounce ideas and collaborate on their music, game, film, writing projects.

    Food and Dining

    Again, I can't rate this because I don't live on-campus or take classes on-campus.

    Dorm Life

    I can't rate this because I don't live in the dorms. I am an online student.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are more project heavy than others but much of it is very hands-on. The writing assignments are not that difficult, unless you are in a writing-specific program or taking any of the english classes. Where the bulk of the work seems to be, is the project side of things.

    Tips for prospective students

    You have to be disciplined, self-motivated, and organized if you take any of the classes on campus and especially online. The course structure is accelerated and you will be changing classes every 4 weeks. Make sure you check out every available avenue for financial aid because it's not cheap.

    In three sentences

    I'm an online student taking the Digital Cinematography BS degree program. It's an accelerated course and a lot of work but it's well worth it. You'll learn a lot in a short period of time and do well if you organize your time and stay disciplined.

  • 12/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    This is great for the people looking to get in the entertainment industry. However, this is also for students who don't want or need much direction.

    Bang for the buck

    They offer you a brand new Mac Book Pro as well as all required software such as Adobe CS6, Final Draft, etc. As previously stated, many of the classes are innovative, and engaging.

    Food and Dining

    I wouldn't know.

    Dorm Life

    Does not apply to me as I am not a campus student. They don't have much for the online students to be able to interact with campus students.

    Academic Rigor

    Some aspects are great, while others are not. There are a few courses that don't have much direction, and that can seem to bore those who require instruction and structure.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have a financial back-up plan. Things will change, you may change, and there is not much as far as assistance goes.

    In three sentences

    Great in Theory...not so much in Practice. As long as you don't need help with switching things around or financial aid you should be fine. The classes are innovative and intriguing.

  • 12/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is campus security 24/7; plus this school is 24/7 if no one has told you yet. So yes security is there day and night; and Full Sail also works closely with the Orange County Sheriffs Department.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are always activities done throughout the community that Full Sail puts together at different times of the year. There was one back in October of 2012 dealing with I think it was called Breast Cancer awareness, the walk in Lake Eola. Also the different clubs just to name a few Entertainment Networking Society, Creative Student Networking Group, Music Publishing Society, The Record Club and so much more.

    Great for these types of students

    Like I mentioned before if you love music, film, gaming, music business, entertainment anything to do with learning chords, sounds etc. this is the place for you. I know other colleges offer music programs but Full Sail takes you beyond your typical view of what music is all about. It takes you deep into the world of the industries you are interested in and picks your brain to find out what more you want from it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This I'm not sure of quite yet.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is quite expensive, but in the end you will never and I mean never see a school like this. It has all the equipment one would use in the field of their choice; plus the school is always up to date on the newest thing in the music, filming, gaming industries and more.

    What to do for fun

    There is of course I-4 not to far from campus and this can get you anywhere you would like to go. Again restaurants and amusement/theme parks with just an hour or so away from the school.

    Food and Dining

    So far with food and dining, I've notice coffee shops and some small dining places. So not too many, but there are plenty of restaurants nearby the school, less than fifteen, twenty give or take.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dormitory here at Full Sail, mostly you live in apartments nearby the school, but they provide all that information even before you begin coming to Full Sail.

    Academic Rigor

    I believe this is a five star school, because you are getting hands on training and your professors are courteous and want to help you achieve your goals while you are attending. Ask questions and don't be afraid to find out what others are into, gaming, movies, etc. The more you know (as I have been finding out) about your professors and fellow students the easier it will be to know who to choose for group projects and even your own work.

    Tips for prospective students

    When looking into a college in general please look at all options, money of course is the biggest, your school in general location, and places around your potential school. The biggest thing is make sure this is what you want to do and where you want to go.

    In three sentences

    A place to explore your gift and further educate yourself in the specific degree of choice. You get to deal with professors whom have been in your field and have studied before you. Also you get to be around other people who feel the same way you do.

  • 12/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Online classes are good for students who are self motivated and anyone who is trying to go to college while still working full time. You see your assignments at the beginning of the week so you are able to schedule your homework time around your assignment deadlines instead of having to spend hours in class and find time for homework.

    Bang for the buck

    The programs are pricey, but what you are quoted for tuition on enrollment is your tuition for the program. No surprise tuition increases during your degree program. The tech fee that you pay includes a computer, all of the necessary software for your program and all of your digital text books. Your classes are automatically assigned to you so there is no worry about signing up for classes. Textbooks are also automatically delivered to your email so you don't have to worry about ordering books either. Instructors are approachable and helpful, most include lots of great supplemental materials and detailed rubrics so you can see exactly what you need to do to keep your grades up.

    What to do for fun

    If you are an online student such as myself, you continue with your normal life. If you are on campus, I'm sure there are tons of great activities to take advantage of.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn time management! You have one class per month, that means your normal 15 weeks of learning are crammed into 4 weeks. Be sure to get familiar with your deadlines, start assignments early and contact instructors if you have any questions.

    In three sentences

    Great school, awesome instructors and focus on pertinent information. Easily accessible online platform, lots of great online classes. Pricey, but accelerated program makes it worth it, you can finish a bachelors degree in 32 months!

  • 01/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I am not sure what the campus is like.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is quite expensive. I currently owe a loan that I cannot afford. It is due on February 4, 2013. I have currently no money to help pay it off. The money and the cost is well worth going to school here.

    What to do for fun

    There are dozens of clubs that you can join. I am not sure of all the clubs, But there are a lot of great programs and organizations.

    Food and Dining

    Again I do not attend the school on campus. I am a online school student.

    Dorm Life

    I am a online college student, I have yet to visit the school.

    Academic Rigor

    The grading level and the academic level at this school are amazing. If you do your work, correctly you are bound to pass the class. Overall this school has a excellent academic rigor.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are interested, I would say look at there website. They have tons of great classes you can take. They also have a high graduation rate, which had me interested.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail has been a great learning experience for me. The online system is easy to use. If you ever need any help the instructors are there for you, whenever you need them.

  • 01/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Write scripts and film things. Also go to Disney World.

    Food and Dining

    I have never eaten there.

    Dorm Life

    Take courses online. I don't live in a dorm. Plus Full Sail does not offer dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Overall it's a good school

    Tips for prospective students

    Really research all your options before choosing.

    In three sentences

    Sometimes I feel like I'm not really learning anything. I like the school. Teachers are mostly helpful.

  • 01/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The school offers a lot of extra activities for campus students. Movies, wrestling and a whole lot more. Full Sail is an entrainment school, so there will he lots of things to keep you entertained!

    Food and Dining

    I attend online

    Dorm Life

    I attend online

    Academic Rigor

    The more you put into it, the more you will get. The school is a very fast pace. But they encourage you and help you all the way.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get Ready to work hard, Do you work on time and get the most out of your education.

    In three sentences

    My instructors are top notch. They have invested themselves into my future and go the extra mile. Their willingness to help goes beyond the classroom, it follows you even after you leave.

  • 01/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Gamers, Artists, Musicians, Film, and Coding type Kids

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Squirrels are the unofficial school mascot cause they are everywhere.

    What to do for fun

    There are many places around the town to do for fun, like a place called Scifi City, its a comic book store, and of course you have GameStop and other events that the school holds sometimes.

    Food and Dining

    There are many place to eat here and the school offers places to eat as well, so you won't be eating ramen every night.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms here but they do have a housing department to help you settle into one of the many apartments in the area around the school.

    Academic Rigor

    I hear the courses are sometimes tough but fun as well. The people here make the school like a job so you know what to expect when you graduate, so you are prepared as possible when looking for a job.

    Tips for prospective students

    Save up a lot of money and have lots of determination, because this school is like a job. Also get ready to change your schedule alot.

    In three sentences

    It is a clean and organized school with much to offer. Any student who goes here is sure to love it. Awesome things to learn and play with.

  • 01/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Online Student.

    Greek Life

    Online Student.

    Clubs and Activities

    Online Student.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are a creative writing student or have a writing project do there is a center that is there to help you. They will show you were you are going wrong and advice to get you back on track.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Online Student so I can't say.

    Bang for the buck

    I think You will get what you are paying for as long as you are willing to do the work.

    What to do for fun

    As I said before their are events that Full Sail sets up for the students.

    Food and Dining

    Again Can't say I'm an online student.

    Dorm Life

    Can't tell you I'm an online student.

    Academic Rigor

    They are geared towards you learning. Don't get me wrong it is not a walk in the park you have to do your work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready for a very fast pace environment that will change you in ways you will not think of. If you are lucky enough to be a campus student there are many events for you to go see.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail is a well rounded online School. It has good teachers that are their to help you. They care if you pass or not.

  • 01/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty.

    Bang for the buck

    All the equipment and the computer is worth the extra money. You pay for everything you could ever want in your career.It all comes back to you tenfold to have experience on high quality equipment...and its nice to show off a bit.

    What to do for fun

    Plenty of clubs and groups, even for online students.

    Food and Dining

    Not exactly sure

    Dorm Life

    As an online student, the campus and its essentials are still accessible to us

    Tips for prospective students

    Really not a good school for someone who can't manage their time wisely. Go to the online classes and take advantage of time with your teachers, as well as the notes on your grades. This school is set up to make you succeed.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail is amazing. They give you all the tools you need in your field and if you hold to your own schedule, the courses are very enjoyable and informative. I wouldn't go anywhere else.

  • 01/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The are of Winter Park, FL is well guarded but maintains personal freedom for all. Students are always notified of anything suspicious, not that there has been, and can always count on the staff to keep them focused on their studies.

    Great for these types of students

    Full Sail University is aimed at anyone with a passion towards entertainment. Be it writing, video games, photography, mobile and/or web, this school is for you.

    Bang for the buck

    This is an expensive school, but when you are issued a MacBook Pro and all the software and devices for your degree plan, what do you expect. All of this stays with you once you graduate. For someone that depends on these devices for my future jobs, it can't get any better.

    What to do for fun

    While I could tell you to come join me for some Futbol (that is Soccer to some of you), I prefer to go on runs and on coding sprees. The more I can dedicate towards my education, the more I will put towards that. There is a lot to do at Full Sail and the surrounding area, but make sure you don't forget your due dates...

    Food and Dining

    I have never liked eating at school, my opinion, but these guys are giving so much of it away that its a sin not to eat there. Students are vast around the area, and the economy sucks, every bit of help counts and the community knows it well.

    Dorm Life

    From my research, since I am an online student. There will always be something desired out of any dorm. The area of Winter Park, FL is very varied, there is something for all there. Dorms are no different.

    Academic Rigor

    This is part of your judgement, but at least for the online portion, your assignments are clearly laid out from the moment the class opens for that month. Campus life is different and will always be, but you do have the option of attending a hybrid program or just online.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what you want to do! Their website provides so much information that it is not hard at all to pick what you want. It does take time and effort but you should at least have an idea of what you want to do with your life. Please note this review is from an online student.

    In three sentences

    What schools provides students to get started, and the resources that are available to online and on-campus students tend to differ, yet at Full Sail, being an online student may not be for everyone. There is a lot to learn but the rewards are amazing. I don't think I would had gone to a different school.

  • 01/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It's a security conscious environment and students may get expelled for engaging in physical combat.

    Greek Life

    Not so sure about that.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are several student clubs and activities but I dare you have the time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    you may be interacting with students from different backgrounds and beliefs. It's a culturally diverse school.

    Bang for the buck

    It's very expensive but the education may be worth the money.

    What to do for fun

    There are many events on campus and around winter park.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorm available for students, but the support in the search for nearby dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It has a very rigorous schedule that runs 24 hours.

    Tips for prospective students

    You should be prepared to study more and sleep less, because of its highly intensive schedules. It a school that presents opportunities for students who are willing to utilize those opportunities and transform it into success.

    In three sentences

    Full sail University is an instructor-student friendly Film School. It provides a conducive learning atmosphere with industry experienced instructors. It's a school that shows you the door to a great future and let you make the decision to walk through.

  • 01/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    They are very active and respect others both inside and outside the clubs

    Great for these types of students

    The community page is awesome. It's like Facebook for Full Sail!

    Bang for the buck

    To be able to have the tools for your success is worth the money! And it is top of the line equipment.

    Academic Rigor

    It's a very dedicated program I am in. Every student I know that attends here loves it and enjoys their programs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pay attention to the videos and the lectures. Study, Study, Study! Do your readings. If you are an online student like me, be very conscious of your time and don't procrastinate. They will not let you access your assignment past the due date and time. You will have to email it to your instructor, and points may be taken off.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail University is wonderful! They provide each student with a MacBook Pro and the tools needed to be successful in their chosen career field. I enjoy my studies!

  • 01/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Film students Creative writing music gaming Anything in the entertainment world or social world can be created by the students at Full Sail.

    Bang for the buck

    I do wish I could get a little more out of a few of the teachers I've had. I have trouble reading things and would prefer videos or lectures to help me learn. Like I said only some are like that, most of my teachers had really instructive layouts and lectures ready for me which was great but I've had some slackers.

    What to do for fun

    They have all sorts of events. They have clubs and programs for everyone.

    Food and Dining

    I am an online student.

    Dorm Life

    No dorm life

    Academic Rigor

    The Instructors are highly qualified, everyone us very knowledgeable and it's easy to have some one on one time with your teacher and get some help.

    Tips for prospective students

    They are sometimes a little slow on replying but be persistent and you won't have a problem!

    In three sentences

    Full Sail is a wonderful school that takes hardly any breaks and allows you to get your degree fast. The classes are challenging but the best part is you never take more then two a month, which allows you to focus on a specific subject one at a time. They give you everything you need for your degree program along with a Macbook Pro.

  • 01/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who want to pursue careers in music, video games or art.

    Bang for the buck

    You are getting your money's worth. Trust me. They have recent and updated software and hardware. They never leave you behind. They want every student to succeed.

    What to do for fun

    I do not know what there is to do for fun, as I am located in a different state, but it is Florida and gorgeous so I am sure there are plenty of things to do to pass the time.

    Food and Dining

    I am an online student, so I cannot make a comment regarding the food quality and the dining areas around and on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I am an online student, so I cannot make a comment regarding dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    So far, it has not been challenging. It is not easy, but it is also not so difficult that it makes you want to go running for the hills to never return.

    Tips for prospective students

    You have to want to achieve greatness, because that is what Full Sail provides you with...the tools and education to be amazing. It is expensive, but worth every penny. You have to have the basic knowledge of how to use a computer.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail is absolutely incredible. Equipped with the newest technology, they reach out to students who wants to achieve greatness. Instructors are helpful and kind.

  • 02/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Artist, Graphic Designers, Flash Animators, Web Designers, Video and Effects Compositors.

    What to do for fun

    What I do for fun, I stay in shape I go to the gym and release stress by working out and bodybuilding. I also enjoy going for walks to gather my thoughts.

    Food and Dining

    I attend classes from home I take online classes through Full Sail University.

    Dorm Life

    I attend classes from home I take online classes through Full Sail University.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are a challenge but one has to think to them selves no pain no gain. The more challenging a classes the better one learns under these conditions when taking online school. I take the initiative to get the work done and retain as much information as possible.

    Tips for prospective students

    The tips for prospective students are stay organized, stay motivated, and try your best give it a 110%.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail University Online is the best learning experience in my opinion. Learning online is convenient and really pushes the student to work head and retain knowledge through discipline. I rate full Sail University an 8/10 this is truly a great school for those that have the drive to become their true selves.

  • 02/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Online student, I cannot speak on campus safety.

    Greek Life

    I am not aware of any Greek affiliations.

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many to count. You have to check it out.

    Great for these types of students

    Creative digital musical artsy fartsy geniouses should attend FSU.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I can not.

    Bang for the buck

    Any course that adds additional classes to the degree programs at FSU post-graduation, they allow you to come back and take those classes for free!!! FSU, near the time of graduation sends letters of recommendation along with your resumet to perspective employers. They have many graduates who are Grammy and other known awardees. We have seen their work in Superbowl commercials and more. They pride themselvews on professionalism the kind required to reach the top. Did I mention that I REALLY like this school?

    What to do for fun

    Full Sail Online has an entire interactive community. There are several organizations and affiliations that students can join. Part of the requirements is that students post in the various forums and community webinars.

    Food and Dining

    Home cooked most of the time :)

    Dorm Life

    I am enrolled in online courses- my dorm is my home and I am loving it!

    Academic Rigor

    So far, the work has not required much rigor. I have been able to complete most of the work long before it is due. I think that it depends on the schedule of the student that determines how rigorous the work actually is. Then again I am only in my second class. I have not quite had enough experience here to make a concise determination. So far so good. The work is challenging at times but I have had so much fun doing it that I welcome the challenges with enthusiasm. The best part about these classes is that at the beginning of each class, there are pre-class webinars that explain all of the assignments and work. I really like this school! Keep in mind that I am a grandmother no spring chicken so the added support is a definite bonus!

    Tips for prospective students

    Full Sail literally makes it fail safe as long as you apply yourself. I am taking online, accelerated courses and cannot speak about campus life. however any challenges that I have, the tech support team are polite, professional, and extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I really like the school so far.

    In three sentences

    I am in my second class. I find the course work riveting. I stay up late doing homework not because I have to rather it draws me in and holds my interest.

  • 02/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Food is amazing! A different variety of everything. You will always find something you like.

    Dorm Life

    The students network with each other, hang out, form study groups etc...

    Tips for prospective students

    Go for it, reach for the stars! If your in the Music Industry this is definitely the place to be whether it's on campus or online.

    In three sentences

    I have been to several music schools, and this one totally blows the rest out of the water. I'm an online student and everything is perfect I get so much help. I've learned so much and my teachers are awesome and they have online chat for technical support. (GO FULL SAIL!)

  • 02/12/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    They really want you to go to their school.

  • 02/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Well it won't let me write a review without putting something here but I do classes online. I eat at home.

    Dorm Life

    Full Sail doesn't have dorms, however they do have agreements with several apartment complexes that are nearby the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The curriculum is at just the right level, you just need to take the time to do the work and do it well. Instructors are always available, though it's rare to need to contact them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a look at the curriculum and be sure that it's what you want to do. Be sure that you are going to have enough time to complete assignments. Also don't wait last minute to get things done. Trust me when you have to rely on the internet and only have 5 minutes on the clock to turn in an assignment is not where you want to be.

    In three sentences

    I am an Online student in their Game Design course. While it can feel fast paced when it's the only thing that you're doing and the only thing you need to worry about it's easy to get into a rhythm. For someone who is working full-time keeping up with the work load would definitely take some dedication.

  • 02/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The University offers a lot of venues and shows on campus.

    Food and Dining

    I visited Campus, the are has a few places to eat.

    Academic Rigor

    Assignments and classes are challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend this school for any student with limited availability that can take advantage of the online platform.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail University has a great online platform for certain program degrees. Campus is spectacular, so far I had a very positive experience. Each instructor and staff are on top of students for assistance.

  • 02/18/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Online, busy, single parents, full time employment.

    Bang for the buck

    You are going to get an amazing education for the money you put in. You just have to make sure that you actually give it everything you've got. They do not except mediocrity.

    What to do for fun

    Well, the campus is in Orlando, FL.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of discounts with local eateries is a plus for sure!

    Dorm Life

    I am personally unfamiliar with living on campus, but from what I've heard, the environment is amazing down there in Orlando.

    Tips for prospective students

    All the information for you to be successful is right at your fingertips. Spend some extra time exploring their online options before just assuming you will need to go to school on campus. The online program is just as jaw-dropping as the onsite learning system.

    In three sentences

    The online experience so far is unparralled. The curriculum is amazing as well as the advise and support I've received from the staff. If you want the best out of your career in media or the arts, get to Full Sail right away.

  • 02/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    I am going to Full Sail online, so I can not give an accurate assessment of this topic. Sorry.

    Dorm Life

    I am going to Full Sail online, so I can not give an accurate assessment of this topic. Sorry.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes that are taught are applicable to my program and field of study. The programs that are used are real-life programs that are used in the career field.

    Tips for prospective students

    The college is accelerated which is both beneficial and intense. Be aware that classes are fast paced and to keep up with assignments.

    In three sentences

    Well rounded curriculum with different directions to design aspects of media. Online education is very helpful. The instructors are passionate about their job and help assist in any way to help you grasp the information that is being taught.

  • 02/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Full Sail posts fun activities daily on their site, I'm doing online studies, but I am really excited to visit the campus at some point.

    Food and Dining

    I live off-campus.

    Dorm Life

    I live off-campus and do online studies.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm still in my first class, but so far, it isn't incredibly challenging, we'll see!

    Tips for prospective students

    Do research, find scholarships!

    In three sentences

    I love this school! They have a music business program geared just for what I'm looking for. I'm brand-new still, but def loving it!

  • 02/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Best investment i've ever made,

    What to do for fun

    Another arear I cannot rate.

    Food and Dining

    I can't rate this area.....Sorry.

    Dorm Life

    I am an online student. But i have friends that attend the campus and they love it.

    Academic Rigor

    Its challenging at times, but staying vigilant on your course work and you will make it through.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend full sail to everyone I know. They challenge you while guiding you in achieving your degree.

    In three sentences

    I enjoy how my courses are taught. Full Sail offers support to their students in need. Any concerns I have are addressed right away.

  • 02/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Be advised that Full Sail provides a very intensive and fast paced course that is not for all. However, if this is your passion and dream, there are few other colleges who can bring you into it as quickly and efficiently.

    In three sentences

    Although I have only been attending Full Sail for six months now, I could not imagine a better school for an aspiring filmmaker to attend. While filmmaking is indeed an art, there are many technical aspects that need to be learned in order to bring out our own personal art in the best way possible. Full Sail University does just that with providing some of the greatest instructors, whom are currently industry professionals, and curriculum layouts that you will find in any college.

  • 02/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Hard-working, dedicated, determined, willing, artistic, creative, unique

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Fish Bowl is awesome, and is also a comfortable place to nap every now and then. Crisper's has the best food, and the Full Sail library is an amazing place to hang out, especially movie night.

    Bang for the buck

    It's an expensive school, honestly, but it is worth it. The experiences, the technology, and the professional atmosphere that this school offers is one of a kind.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many fun things to do at Full Sail alone, and if you expand your interest area to Orlando, it'll be a blast. There are cafes, places to watch bands play, there's the beautiful and urban Downtown Winter Park, and Full Sail is always holding events on campus that'll cure any case of boredom.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Full Sail (especially at their events like Grammy night and Oscar night) is incredible. I love Zackley's and the Jetfuel Cafe.

    Dorm Life

    Full Sail does not have on campus dorms, but there are a ton of nearby apartment complexes affiliated with Full Sail and often offer discounts and specials for students.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging, and aren't for anyone that is lazy and thinks they can fly by without taking notes.

    Tips for prospective students

    For anyone that wants to go here, I would first recommend to be serious and dedicated about what you want to do. If you're coming to school with only half of your heart in it, you probably won't go far. Your heart, mind, and level of willingness all have to be on the same page. Secondly, I would come prepared. Thirdly, adapt the mentality that if you're early you're on time, if you're on time you're late, and if you're late then you are fired. This school is based on real world experience and preparing you for the industry that you'll be entering upon graduation. Lastly, you'll get out of this school what you put into it, and it's worth all the time and effort in the world.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail University is incredible. It offers a realistic, industry-simulated schedule, and industry-related events. It offers a unique experience that cannot be found elsewhere.

  • 02/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    The equipment and knowledge you receive is priceless!

    Academic Rigor

    You learn a lot very quickly!

    Tips for prospective students

    Time management is key. Time passes by very quickly with online courses. Manage your school work and study time wisely and you will be fine.

    In three sentences

    I am taking an online degree course at this school and I'm loving it so far. There are multiple ways to get help when you need it and your instructor is available to chat at reasonable times. No regrets!

  • 03/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Independent, organized go-getters who want to work on school from home.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm super happy with how much it costs and what benefits I get. Sure I would prefer if it was free, but who can turn down a Macbook?

    What to do for fun

    Your work, but surf the internet a little too.

    Food and Dining

    I cook excellently, but I am online so I cannot say what they provide.

    Dorm Life

    I am online so I cannot say.

    Academic Rigor

    It's pretty easy and not too academically challenging. TIme management is more of an issue.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be very independent when attending this college and stay on top of everything!

    In three sentences

    It is a very unique online school where you do one class a month. There are different instructors for every class and you must be very independent. Overall it is a very fine institution though a little pricey.

  • 03/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Full Sail has campus security that has managed to keep the crime rate down to such an extent that the students feel safe and secure at all hours.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities available to suit many interests. If you can think of it, you can find it here. The other good thing is that you can create a club or organization if you have an idea for something not offered already.

    Great for these types of students

    This is an excellent university for anyone that is looking for a career in the motion picture, television, IT, computer animation and marketing industries. Real life experience coupled with current software and hardware make this one of the best universities available for the cost.

    What to do for fun

    On campus and off campus activities are many-fold. Beaches, amusement parks and other activities abound with a little research.

    Food and Dining

    The campus is located centrally to many fine dining as well as college budgeted restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    Full Sail offers local properties for rent while attending the university. The proximity to the campus allows students to attend live events that are broadcast from on campus such as World Wrestling Entertainment shows.

    Academic Rigor

    The coursework and optional extra credit assignments are all excellent practice for the real life setting. Having worked in the industry before attending Full Sail, I can speak from experience. The curriculum taught is very much used in the industry today.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you are ready to begin your academic career, make sure to choose a profession that you will enjoy. The salary you earn doing something you love will grow with you. Focus on learning as much as you can and less on the grades you achieve.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail is an excellent university with instructors who are currently working in the industry. The class sizes are small enough that there is plenty of helpful advice when needed. Full Sail University offers the students to unique and rewarding opportunities to experience and work with real world professionals.

  • 03/10/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    It is super beautiful.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for imaginative, creative, artistic, students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They sponsor the WWE and help film the matches.

    Bang for the buck

    They offer you some good scholarships that use range in the thousands.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the beach.

    Food and Dining

    I don't know about food and dinning but I'm sure there are a lot of great joints in the neighborhood.

    Dorm Life

    I don't know about the dorm life but what I have gather seems like the apartments they offer, which is owned by other company, are very cozy.

    Academic Rigor

    Just a great college and has a lot of Rigor.

    Tips for prospective students

    All I would say is just ask as much questions as possible. That's what helped me decide that I wanted to attend Full Sail.

    In three sentences

    I would rate Full Sail University based off my own personal experience an excellence institution. Their staff friendly and helpful. All the resources the colleges has is also helpful. So as a prospective student, I'm satisfied based on my own experience.

  • 03/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are all types of clubs and activities on campus

    Academic Rigor

    The course curriculum is wonderful,Fullsail is going to groom you mentally to be able to deal with every aspect of your career choice,from etiquette,professionalism,as well as giving you the ability to complete your job tasks from the knowledge you will gain from the teachers and staff. Fullsail is the BEST!!!!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have ever thought of going to school online Fullsail can help you if you are pursuing a career in Music,Game design,Graphic design,Arts and Graphics and the list goes on I tell you that Fullsail is the answer for everyone!!!!!!!

    In three sentences

    Fullsail university is the best thing that has happened to my life. I never thought in my wildest dreams that school online would be this informative , interesting and life altering. The entire school staff from the teachers to the Fullsail support team (whom I talk to on a weekly basis) are the best in the world and am so thankful for fullsail and I hope to do the school proud as I work towards my degree.

  • 03/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe. I see security present all day.

    Great for these types of students

    Entertainment, media, music, film, all artictic type people

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The film set and the woods we use to make films is awesome

    Bang for the buck

    It's a little pricey, my mom is working two jobs to help me

    What to do for fun

    Full Sail has awesome concerts and seminars. Full sail also has the programs set up where groups are required to finish certain projects. So working with people of other ethnic cultures or just different upbringins is really neat.

    Food and Dining

    The eating area is nice however, I tend to venture the surrouding restaurants

    Dorm Life

    THis school is unique in that there are no dorms but apartements set up around campus. THis helps you learn how to budget, establish a credit history, and transistin into the responsibilities of being an adult.

    Academic Rigor

    This school is unique in that it is not set up focusing on your academic rigor but more your enthusiam, social skills, and eagerness to learn everything about your field

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to learn be exicted time managment is essential

    In three sentences

    Full Sail University has an awesome program. This school prepares students for the actual work environment of the your field of study. I struggled a little int the beginning because I had to transition from a child mind state to preparing for my future mind state. I most assuredly would recommend this school to people who are serious about the majors they offer.

  • 03/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    its fine

    Clubs and Activities

    they have some i just never got around to them.

    Great for these types of students

    everyone

    Bang for the buck

    really expensive college but I'm serious about me dream.

    What to do for fun

    Watch the WWE fight is so cool.

    Food and Dining

    There food is ok i guess

    Dorm Life

    No dorms you have to get an apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    They have amazing teachers.

    Tips for prospective students

    have fun and do not procrastinate!

    In three sentences

    This school is amazing and has a wonderful experience.I would give it a 8 because of the 8 hours out rule.I love it here even thought the hours are crazy but worth it.

  • 03/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Do your best, whether you're on campus or online!

    In three sentences

    I am going for a BA in Computer Animation by taking the online courses. I give it a 10/10 because having one class a month makes it easier to get good grades, understand everything, and finish in less than 4 years. It's a really great school.

  • 03/21/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    This school is very expensive but i believe from what i seen and the reviews i read that it would be a good one. I hope to find an apartment and a roommate that could put up with me. I've seen many videos and read many reviews about this school and have learned that it has a wonderful campus.

  • 03/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Full Sail is an extremely safe campus. The only thing Full Sail students need to be careful of is not leaving their bags around. All Full Sail University students are given a top of the line Apple laptop to assist I'm their studies. Most people are aware of this and it is always possible that someone can pick up your bag really fast and pawn your laptop for a quick buck. But realize this is a concern that can happen at any university no matter how safe it is.

    Greek Life

    Full Sail does not offer any Greek Life opportunities for students. Full Sail has rolling admission and monthly graduations.

    Clubs and Activities

    Full Sail university offers an array on clubs and activities to both on campus and online students. They strongly encourage students to find a club or activity in an effort to connect them to one another. You never know who you will meet and what type of lifelong bonds can be created.

    Great for these types of students

    Full Sail is great for students who have a tendency to start school off strong than burn out mid semester. The reason for this is Full Sail University is an accelerated college so students take only one class at at time and each class is one month long. That way there is always work to be done and students aren't left feeling like they have to wait for the rest of the class to catch up.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you ever get the opportunity to step on campus you will be overtaken by its beauty. Everything about this school is appealing and you are always bound to find something new and unique. There is even an ESPN recording studio on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    full Sail University graduates are highly sought after post graduation. While the cost is high to attend they are sure to provide you with a highly profitable occupation. Business specialists even dedicate the last two months of your studies just to putting together resumes and applications. Students only study classes related to their degree. That means no extra filler classes that won't assist you in your future degree.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of fun options available for those who attend Full Sail University. With my free time I like to go hiking on local trails, go to the near by People's Fleet Dog Park with my dog, and when I feel like asp ting like a kid again I visit Universal Studios and Disney World.

    Food and Dining

    There is several food and dining options located in close proximity to Full Sail University on the road the college is on is lined with restraints of all types. Best of all price wise they are tailored towards college students.

    Dorm Life

    Full Sail doesn't offer on campus living, mostly because of the location of the college is full of business and student living communities. Being but a few miles from The University of Central Florida though there are plenty of student communities. You will easily be able to find something that fits both your living style and financial budget.

    Academic Rigor

    Being both private and an accelerated program the academic rigor is high. You will take as many courses as in a tradition university four year degree in as little as 28 months.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to apply for as many scholarships and grants as you can. Being a private university the cost to attend is very high. Be sure to speak with the schools financial advisors to see what you can do to afford their university. They will do everything and anything to help you start classes.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail is a highly respected private university in Orlando, Florida. If you are looking for a degree in music, graphic arts, or any other computer related degree Full Sail is the place to go or at least look into. Check out both online and on campus courses.

  • 03/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    I eat at home, and the food here is pretty good.

    Tips for prospective students

    You will get out of it what you put in. If you just want a degree I wouldn't waste the time or money. If you want the skills and plan on working hard to get them, you will do excellent.

    In three sentences

    For those who wish to be immersed in their degree this school is exceptional. The online platform is perfect for those who wish to complete their degree while still working. I am thankful I jumped in and took the risk.

  • 03/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students with money and mediocre dreams

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition prices are out of this world. They are not as high as most universities but since they are only nationally accredited and most employers will not recognize students' degrees from this university, their tuition should be lower than it is.

    Academic Rigor

    In my degree program so far, I have only learned about the basic things that I can learn about attending a regular 4 year university. Not what I expected from a university that offers a Bachelors in two years.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are ready to take out loans of $30,000 or more, then this school is for you. Yes, it is an accelarated school but it is not regionally accredited like most schools (meaning that certain employers might not even recognize your degree) so keep that in mind before applying. If you do apply, good luck!

    In three sentences

    It is an okay school that so far has mediocre teaching methods. So far, they have no really delved into what I feel is expected of in my degree program. Attending the online courses is harder than most imagine so if you do not have the discipline to turn your work in on time, do not do it.

  • 03/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Full Sail has around the clock campus safety procedures , they have around the clock classes so they are available all the time.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have many clubs available to join, or you can start one of your own.

    Great for these types of students

    If you want to be in the Entertainment industry , including sports this is were you will learn it all.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have their own studios from recording to film making for the students to use.

    Bang for the buck

    The bang for your buck is the returning learning, the hands on experienced teachers and the around the clock events and classes they have available all the time.

    What to do for fun

    They have many different shows and special events all the time. The WWE is there on campus and has live events all the time, Full Sail is a sponsor for them.Student get to interact and help with all events so they may have an inside advantage into the industry.

    Food and Dining

    They have a large assortment of food available on and around the campus.

    Dorm Life

    They don't have dorms but the surrounding area apartments work with and give discounts to Full Sail students.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are challenging , how else would you learn to deal with the real world of entertainment otherwise. The industry is vast and always growing and Full Sail lets you come back to either brush up or learn the newest technology available and at no cost. They have a great alumni every year with great achievements.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you like fast pace and want to get your degree quick , but learn the business at the same time this is the school. If you go to campus you have a better advantage and you get to meet people we don't online.I like online because you can work a full time job and still earn your degree at a fast pace.

    In three sentences

    I am an online student and I love the fast pace , I am also learning a lot of things I did not now but I thought I did. They have a great staff and support team in place . The teachers are great to communicate with and are very understanding in many cases.

  • 03/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Got to warn you that its an open campus and everyone know we have expensive gear. Plus Orlando's a big city with some crazy people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hall of Fame Week

    Bang for the buck

    There is a $2 movie theater nearby which is convent when a new movie comes out and the course work is too time consuming to get a chance to go to the theater

    What to do for fun

    Its Orlando, enough said.

    Food and Dining

    Grocery stores are everywhere and within walking distance (except Walmart) so the choice is left to the individual.

    Dorm Life

    Best thing about Full Sail is no dorms. There are many apartment complexs nearby and within walking distance.

    Academic Rigor

    One or two classes a month, some teachers will save all the work til the last week of class. Tests are not usually difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Theres going to be a handful of those students in every degree that think they are already too smart and talented to learn. Those people won't stick around for too long. Most importantly give online classes priority over everything else!

    In three sentences

    Full of rigorous classes. Lots of networking opportunities that are drilled into your head. Great environment, not too social or too hard to meet new people.

  • 04/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    The school is great for writers, artist, musicians, or anyone working on breaking into the entertainment business.

    Bang for the buck

    I believe the school is worth the cost of it's tuition.

    What to do for fun

    Since I am an online student I have entered a number of online groups with the school or with professors and students within the school.

    Food and Dining

    NA -- I am an online student

    Dorm Life

    NA -- I am an online student

    Academic Rigor

    I feel the curriculum is dead on and gives students everything that they need.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are passionated about the entertainment world, this is definitely the place for you. The school not only teaches you everything you need to know, but also gives you all the tools you will need to help you succeed.

    In three sentences

    It is an amazing experience offering not only a great education, but a network of friends and colleagues to last a life time. For those wanting to know about the entertainment world, this is the place for you.

  • 04/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Full Sail is most famous for its Recording Arts and Film courses, However many people may not be aware that it offers many other media courses such as creative writing, New Media/Journalism, Marketing, Graphic Design, Game Development/Design and Public Relations - just to name a few!

    Bang for the buck

    To put it plainly, Full Sail is NOT cheap - nor for the faint of heart. You WILL work...hard. I'm currently in the online graduate program and I have done more here than in my entire four years as an undergraduate. But I LOVE it, the amount of material I have learned, and the people I have met (students, faculty, and interviewees) have made this one of the BEST investments I have ever made. Well worth the 47K price tag.

    What to do for fun

    Fun is a relative term. If you are new to the area you have the traditional tourist traps of all area theme parks to go to. If you prefer a more laid back pace try a leisurely stroll down International Drive - for food and shops - beware tourists go there too! If this is not your scene check out Full Sail's event calendar - they always have something interesting going on - from film festivals, guest speakers, concerts, ESPN events and more.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of places to eat within the surrounding area

    Dorm Life

    While there is no official dorm on campus there are several complexes located in the surrounding area that offer clean, safe and quality living that often comes with a cheaper price tag than a traditional dorm with meal plan.

    Academic Rigor

    As mentioned before, Full Sail is demanding, but if you are studying what you love, then it is worth it. Instructors are all experienced in your field of study and offer constructive and honest insight on not only what lies ahead after graduation but how to get the best possible work from you as a student.

    Tips for prospective students

    If possible, go to the Behind the Scenes Tour at Full Sail - its the best way to see the University at its best - a full campus tour complete with discussions from fellow students, financial aide (scholarships ARE available - I got one) AND faculty. Everyone is willing to help you if you put in the effort.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail's tag line Education for the Real World is exactly that. Heavy, yet accurate course load, phenomenal instructors and great student camaraderie.

  • 04/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Be yourself! Don't slack off! Join us!

    In three sentences

    They are a great school with fun classes and a diverse amount of classmates.

  • 04/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Adult continuing education, high school graduates

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I study online.

    Tips for prospective students

    I think students should look at the programs that Full Sail offers.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail is a great school for me and my returning back to school. They offer the convenience of going to school online and this is very important to me being that I am 37 years old. Full Sail has awesome programs in fields of interest that were not offered to people like me when I was leaving high school.

  • 04/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The campus has different food you can eat, also surrounding areas have supermarket stores. You can find anything you looking for.

    Dorm Life

    they are dorms, they have apartment complexes which is better. This while make you more independent and get you started on how it is to live by yourself.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes will be hard since the courses are faced paced. but put your mind to it and you will get it done.

    Tips for prospective students

    I can say, you have to put in the effort and hard work if you want to make it in those industry. Do not be scared to network with people.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail is a great learning experience. The professors and advisors are really helpful. The school programs gets you ready for the real world.

  • 05/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Academic Rigor

    Learned a great deal in a very short time, the pace is quick but thorough. Be ready for long days and nights. A lot of hard work but also a great deal of fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure all your paperwork is filled and signed as early as possible. Apply for every scholarship you hear about or look up and do not forget the FASFA fill it out as soon as possible. be ready for hard work and long days.

    In three sentences

    I really like Full Sail it gives me everything I need, educational wise. I wish there was more help with tuition or a lower amount to pay. I have learned a great deal in a very short time, the pace is quick but thorough.

  • 05/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Being that Full Sail is open 24 hours a week security is always on campus day and night. You cannot get into school with your ID card and security checks everybody to see if you have it or not.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is the Student Event Crew, Bike League, Game Production, Black Student Union, etc. They have a lot of other clubs. You will not be bored at all in Full Sail.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are the type of student who loves to stay up all night and work on projects that deals with your passion you will love Full Sail. Art You can Geek out here all the time and you have teachers who have been out into the industry or is still in the industry teaching you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Full Sail started as a school for recording arts now they are a school for Game design, creative writing, computer animation, etc. They bought out a mall not a really big on but big enough to fit a lot of students. You go to school for 40 hours a week.

    What to do for fun

    Full Sail have a lot of parks near them and the beaches are only an hour or two away. It also located in Orlando so Disney World, University Studios and so on are near by as well.

    Food and Dining

    There are many places you can go to get food. Costco, Publix, fast food places.

    Dorm Life

    Full Sail does have any dorms so you will have to get an apartment. Some apartment's do offer dorm to students who are going to college.

    Academic Rigor

    They work you like you are out there working for someone in the industry. But they will not leave you behind and do not expect you to get it only once.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work like a professional because once you enter you are considered a working professional pushing to better your craft.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail University is a well kept school that does a wonderful jobs at providing you with the supplies you need and paid for. This is a school that really helps those who knows what they want to do in life. The school helps you to become a professional at your craft.

  • 05/16/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Its so many clubs that would put you hands on with people in the industry who's working on different tours, on movie scenes, and other things. The clubs here are very beneficial to networking and making yourself standout in a school of people all working towards the same goals.

    What to do for fun

    Orlando is a city, full of lots of things to do. You could hit Disney or the many clubs in Downtown Orlando. Whatever your fancy its here in Florida you just gotta go find it.

    Food and Dining

    Being right down the street from the heart of Orlando puts you in a good position to the diversity of dining and food around. Diagonally across the street is a 7eleven, Pollo Tropical, Perkins etc. You don't even have to stray too far from the school to get a quick bite to eat. But if your feeling fancy take a trip with some friends to downtown Orlando for some Indian, or Italian food.

    Dorm Life

    There is no such thing as dorm life here at Full Sail University because, all the housing is off campus. That it makes you feel like you've already taken the step towards Independence by living in your own house, and signing your own lease. You feel like Full Sail is more like work then school.

    Academic Rigor

    The work here challenges not only your academic mind but also your independent learning. Because the school focuses on independent learning some classes you'll take online which will challenge you to look for the answers and read in between the lines to make sense of a situation or a sentence to relate to what your trying to answer,

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to find a housing that can accommodate your needs for there is no on campus housing. This school is accelerated for industry standard learning so be ready to be on set 1 o clock at night, or 5pm in the afternoon. Try to be a stand up student and network everything you need to build a team is here its up to you to take advantage of it.

    In three sentences

    It's a very accelerated and exciting school. I know that I can be the best aspiring film director by going here. I would rate it a 9 of 10.

  • 05/21/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    with many computer labs and on campus events you will never be lacking in something to do

    Food and Dining

    idk anything about their dining arrangements nor do i care because of all the other amazing programs they offer

    Dorm Life

    They don't have on campus dorms but they do help you find the right apartment and roommate for you.

    Academic Rigor

    Always up to date with modern technological standards full sail will give you the skills you need to work in the carreer you study for

    Tips for prospective students

    Work with your admissions team and always ask questions no matter how stupid. that's the only way to learn

    In three sentences

    An Amazing school for anything to do with technology. The admissions staff is very kind and helpful. They help you find the right college even if it isn't this one

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I do not live on campus

    Food and Dining

    I do not dine at Full Sail

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    its not too bad.

    Tips for prospective students

    Dont apply if you dont have the initiate!

    In three sentences

    It is very nice for an online course. The expenses are a little expensive. The staff is amazing when it comes to needing help.

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    Tuition Fees are reasonable.

    What to do for fun

    Drawing, Art, Writing. If you love the arts you'll never be bored.

    Food and Dining

    I do not live on campus. I am an online student.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms unfortunately.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to get started! It was so easy. If I'd know it was this easy I would have done this years ago!

    In three sentences

    Their staff is so helpful and friendly, they really invite you in and get you excited about college. They have helped guide me through all the hard parts of getting started. I'm so grateful to have a school that is so dedicated to me!

  • 07/14/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    Well the school is a bit pricey but you are getting the real world experience so it is worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Well there are many stores around campus you can explore the world is at our grasp.

    Food and Dining

    There are restaurants on campus and off campus so you will never go hungry.

    Dorm Life

    There is no dorms there are apartments that are close to the campus. You only have to pay rent everything else is provided if it is too expense you can ask for a roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    It is amazing how well the cram what is needed to go into that field into you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to start out early by getting a job related to your craft that way you have experience.

    In three sentences

    Lovely campus that explores all details of your intended major. The tour guides will tell you what will happen because the are students in that major. You have a variety of things to learn the short period of time on the tour.

  • 07/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There is no cafeteria either unfortunately, however there are plenty of eateries nearby such as Wendy's,Chick-Fil-A,Mcdonalds,Crispers,Taco Bell ect.

    Dorm Life

    The down side to Full Sail is there are no dorms although they have deals with the apartment complexes nearby you either have to get the living expense loans (based on parents credit) or find a way to pay your bills out of your own pocket.

    Academic Rigor

    It's a fast paced school. You take either one or two classes at a time based on either a extended student or a Accelerated. Full Sail is not a traditional 4 year college though it is kind of a year round school with graduations and enrollment every month and a degree within 2-3 years.

  • 08/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Entertainment focused students, Gamers, Business, Music Industry, Film, and Mobile Development.

    Bang for the buck

    Awesome school for the money. Yes it is a little more than some comparable schools, but what is included to help students with the amount of money that is needed in this school is better than any other school I have ever seen. Added to my tuition was a brand new MacBook Pro and supplemental software that is needed for the class. My package alone was a $6000 computer and software added into my tuition for only $2900. Some classes for example Mobile Development includes new MacBook, iPad and an Android phone for testing and development of mobile apps. Others may include cameras needed for the class also. The software given is awesome too with full versions of Microsoft Office for MAC and the Adobe Creative Suite Master Edition. My business class also included QuickBooks for Business. I am extremely happy with the cost of tuition.

    What to do for fun

    The campus is located in a suburb of Orlando. Disneyland, Sea World and Universal parks are close by. Full Sail Live offers many different types of entertainment on the campus itself. Many events are hosted by WWE and others giving all kinds of visiting entertainment options.

    Food and Dining

    There are many restaurants in the area of the school.

    Dorm Life

    I am an online student but the campus itself does not offer on campus living.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging but are designed for real application in life. Example would be English Composition; where learning how to write peer funding plans gives a better understanding of how to do the type of work the degree is focused towards

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep up with the classes. They are easy to handle even for someone who has been away from school for well over a decade. It is an amazing school with many degrees offered, well worth the look into what Full Sail can do for you.

    In three sentences

    This school teaches students more than just the traditional ways of teaching. Instead of writing a paper about any various topic, Full Sail takes the traditional class and applies it to real world applications. No other school I have ever seen takes situations and applying them to the classes we have to take.

  • 08/25/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    If there is anything you should do first,before you even apply to full sail university, you need to apply for your financial aid so you know your options before hand. Make sure you have enough time for class and homework.(time management)

    In three sentences

    Full Sail University is a great school to recommend to anyone who is trying to go to school dealing with anything involving the music industry.They make sure that they take care of and value each student. There are also a few scholarships you can apply to to start out with.

  • 09/03/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Highest and strictest standards are overseen.

    Greek Life

    Don not know.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have traditional clubs as well as some entertainment business specific organizations.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that are goal oriented, that love challenges and like hands on Training/Instruction. It would also be helpful to say that artistic and people within varied artistic forms relating to The entertainment industry should take a look around. They also have full online courses.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus is located within minutes of Downtown Disney. Many activities take place around this very active community.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a pretty intense, fast track roller coaster ride which teaches one class a month. It is also rather pricey but I believe you get what you put into it. They have graduates working in high places all over the world in all fields of study. The School starts you off with some really top of the line equipment and software and give you the support to harness those tools.

    What to do for fun

    Aside form dining out I know they have many activities which include inside concert and other venues such as WWF and UFC championships which are held within the school studios. The school is also located about 10 minutes away from Downtown Disney, so you can imagine the possibilities.

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of inner campus choices and also out of campus stores that qualify.

    Dorm Life

    They have an apartment locator resource of some kind, no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I have not begun but I have heard is is very fast paced. I put my papers in on August 27th 2013 and my final due date is September 9th.

    Tips for prospective students

    Follow the rules by the book and rely on your guides. Do your readiness module as soon as possible, don't wait for the last minute. Turn in all your paper work on time and be organized. Be diligent and on time.

    In three sentences

    In reference to the campus, no, I have not been there but I've done the school tour and it is pretty impressive. The enrollment process has been as interesting as has been easy and I have had sincere and efficient guidance along the way. I would say from all sources, including those that might disagree with me, this school is very well rounded, reputable and has prepared not only an outstanding curriculum but also equips its students with the best equipment, technology and knowledge available out there.

  • 09/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I do not recieve this I am an online student.

    Clubs and Activities

    I do not recieve this I am an online student.

    Great for these types of students

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    Bang for the buck

    I do not recieve this I am an online student.

    What to do for fun

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    Food and Dining

    I do not recieve this I am an online student.

    Dorm Life

    I do not recieve this I am an online student.

    Tips for prospective students

    have some money saved.

    In three sentences

    great learning institusion. quick application process. great communication in the addminstraive office.

  • 09/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Filmmakers and technicians

    Bang for the buck

    I'm proud to be a Full Sail student

    What to do for fun

    Film enjoy life and networking with others or people like you

    Tips for prospective students

    It's a very goos University to be there.

    In three sentences

    Amazing and passionate University ready to help a student or independent filmmaker to achieve his goals. It is a prestige University, I have never seen other University like Full Sail.

  • 09/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    I don't know much about the food and dining as I am an online student.

    Dorm Life

    I don't know much about the dorm life because I am an online student.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are very extensive. You have to be truly self motivated and self disciplined. All of the classes you take will be geared toward the program you choose.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are interested in attending full sail, my advice to you would be to throw yourself into it. Learn everything that is offered because you will use everything you learn in your future career.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail University offers a hands on experience that you cant get from most colleges. The instructors are very knowledgeable and experienced in the fields in which they are teaching. This school has the best real world learning experience I have ever encountered.

  • 09/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure of your major and be committed to your it.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail is a great university and offers many opportunities not available at all colleges.

  • 09/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Orlando is a 30 min drive from the campus.

    Food and Dining

    There are many restaurants. There are some great cafe on campus for students.

    Dorm Life

    Full Sail does not have dorms, but they guide you to many different apartment options. I do hope in the future they do build dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Not only do they grade you on the work you produce, but they grade you on your professionalism. When you turn in a assignment, you are grade by a rubric. It can be either a hit or a miss. The Rubrics tell you exactly what each assignment should have.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school should be taken seriously. It is real world learning. They treat you like you are working in your industry. They provide you with all the tool you need to be successful.

    In three sentences

    I would give this school a grade A! If you are into Designing, Communications, or the Entertainment industry; this is the school to be. I love the professors, the culture, and the classes.

  • 10/04/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a campus safety car that will drive around. I never had any trouble on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    They had some, but honestly with the sporadic scheduling of the school, actually seeing the members of the clubs is difficult.

    Great for these types of students

    If you have a hard time studying on your own and essentially researching, then this program is great. They start off at the most basic level.

    Bang for the buck

    Ask to test out of any and all classes if possible upon entry. While you may graduate with a different class than who you started with, you could easily shave off 3-4 months if you have any prior college credits.

    What to do for fun

    Without a car, there wasn't much around to do. With a car, you have access to beaches and the themeparks.

    Food and Dining

    Vending machines are all over, and include Coke products, Pepsi products, and other various juices. There is a Starbuck's inside one of the buildings, but the menu is limited.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms. They do, however, keep an updated roommate least based on your start date.

    Academic Rigor

    The coursework level was equivalent to the beginning of my high school career. The text books are laughable. The only real reason to attend is to get some training in an actual studio. I'm not convinced though, that just renting time at a local studio, and paying them to teach you things, wouldn't give you just as much, if not MORE hands on knowledge.

    Tips for prospective students

    Full Sail University is a for profit school. The order of the words reveals their truest intentions. While this kind of school was desperately needed, Full Sail creates an environment that makes you feel like an inconvenience and expense. Every thing your advisor says to you will always be in favor of their bonus. The classes themselves were at the same level as some of my high school classes. This is a trade school, through and through. While I had fully expected the school to be very current and teach at a level that was needed to succeed and dominate over any competition, I was met with information that was at least 5 years old. Learning to make a website is worth taking a class. At Full Sail, we learned how to make a free Google website, which, for the record, had a more advanced tutorial than the textbook.

    In three sentences

    If your ready to pay a large chunk of change, for an education that isn't much better than even one of the smallest community college, choose this college. You can sum up Full Sail University by reading their school type: for profit. It seems rather silly to pay over 75,000$ for what is essentially a large networking group.

  • 10/09/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Be smart, follow the basic rules of keeping safe on the streets as FSU is in the heart of a very busy area.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are committed to any rim in entertainment media, Full Sail University is the perfect choice.

    What to do for fun

    Concerts, beaches, movies, are some of the local attractions. On campus are loads more.

    Food and Dining

    There are many food options, chain restaurants in walking distance, and different speciality food options.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone lives off campus, no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Must commit to extensive studio hours and you can get you Bachelors in 2.5 years.

    In three sentences

    Completely enjoyed this school tour. I tour the Recording Production and Film Production tours, both very impressive. I will be attending this school.

  • 10/11/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus seemed to be placed in a safe city area. I don't know much about the safety but I had no concerns about it. Nothing scary going on.

    Great for these types of students

    Its for the type who would still be interested in your field even if it wasn't for a check. Its for the type of students passionate about an interest that others take for granted or don't care for. The ones with a drive for something that nobody can understand, you see and have a hunger what's below the surface. The construction, the craft, the finished product, those will take pride and enjoying added their own flavor to a culture, to an interest they discovered within themselves. Feed yourself through Full Sail University.

    Bang for the buck

    Its a bit expensive but you are pretty getting what you paid for. High price for high quality, the same as choosing an iPod, iPhone,or iPad over the other products.

    What to do for fun

    I'll probably go around the campus and embrace the feel of the place, meet new people, and I've heard about a coffee shop spot that's local. I'll see what's up with it once I'm there.

    Food and Dining

    The food at the end tour led me to try tofu for the first time. I hated it but the it mainly just to say I've tried it before. They had chopped pork and bread for sandwiches with bbq sauce and it was pretty good. I don't expect to have my mind blown with the food but I have no worries about my appetite being satisfied.

    Dorm Life

    Touring the campus gave me a feeling of finding what I've been looking and longing for and as stated before the people seem nice.

    Academic Rigor

    I have full confidence that I will be supplied with the knowledge needed for success in my course and career due to teachers being hands on and their willingness to give you the tools needed as long you are serious about being educated in your field.

    Tips for prospective students

    Enjoy the experience and take full advantage, YOLO right? Be responsible and take your future serious here. You sparked the idea of flying, Full Sail will show you how its done then it on you take flight, metaphorically speaking of course.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail University is the best choice for my Recording Engineering degree. I consider Full Sail the iPod or iPhone of universities especially for my major. Big campus, the people seem nice and you'll get the experience you need with plenty of equipment.

  • 10/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe as there are security guards in all areas of the school.

    Bang for the buck

    The education you get is well worth the money as long as you are a dedicated person. You have to push to make something of yourself just as in any school, no one at the school can do it for you.

    What to do for fun

    Full Sail University is in the heart of Winter Park and not far off from Disney and other theme parks.

    Food and Dining

    Zaxby's is delicious and very reasonably priced.

    Dorm Life

    I am not sure as I am an off campus student.

    Academic Rigor

    Very fast paced.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you do not have to work it is definitely best to not work and focus completely on school. The school is very fast paced so make sure you are prepared to dedicate your life to your school work until you graduate.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail University has an amazing atmosphere on campus and wonderful help for online classes. The instructors are helpful and knowledgable in their career field. The cost might be a little higher than typical colleges but the education and experience is well worth it.

  • 11/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    People who are 100% committed to what they want to do in life and have no second thoughts once-so-ever. Over the course of your education, you'll have doubts, and if you have any reservations once so ever, you'd be much better off going to a traditional University.

    Bang for the buck

    Very expensive, there are better schools that are cheaper.

    What to do for fun

    They have lots of interesting articles and stories about different parts of the entertainment industry and stories about their alumni. They also have videos of lectures from interesting people now and again.

    Food and Dining

    Online student.

    Dorm Life

    Online Student, never visited the school.

    Academic Rigor

    Difficult for me to say, some classes are very demanding, others are not at all. I never had any problems getting through classes in High School, which I also took online, and never had any difficultly here. Some teachers grade every assignment with extreme attention to detail and really make you feel like they want to help you improve as much as possible in their class, others seem like they just throw you A's like they're going out of style, with little to no feedback. It's very hit and miss in the teacher department.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research everything you can about your perspective career, and realize that no matter what kind of entertainment you're going into, you're in for a rough road ahead and getting a degree by no means guarantees you a job in your field. Also, make sure you want to do this 100%, this school is very expense and the credits you get here won't transfer out to a regular regionally accredited University if you change your mind half way through (like I did).

    In three sentences

    Very expensive, but not necessarily bad or not worth it. Its very important that any student wanting to go there is 100% ready to do what they're degree entails, as despite the fact that Full Sail gives out Bachelor's degrees, it only has the accreditation of a technical school (national accreditation, as opposed to regional), so transferring credits to another University is likely not going to happen if you change your mind on school or major later. Online programs overall are very good, but there are some really hit and miss classes and professors, and the platform itself can be difficult to sign in to or to check your school e-mail at times.

  • 11/05/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun, I like to visit the beach near the campus and hang out with friends. Record music and write lyrics. I'm pretty simple.

    Food and Dining

    I haven't experience much when it comes to food, but being on campus I seen some great venders.

    Dorm Life

    You will be able to find many apartments around the campus that are made specifically for students. There are plenty of options and prices do vary between 450 - 900 a month for a one bedroom. My best suggestion is to find a roommate, preferably someone in your field of study and you could work together and split the rent.

    Academic Rigor

    Students have 2 classes a week 2 days a week. The only stress I see here would be juggling work, school and private life. Finding a part time job may be difficult but there are plenty of opportunities on campus between the students that could help you financially and educationally.

    Tips for prospective students

    My best tip would be to be prepared when it comes to funding your tuition and housing. Be ready to learn 10 new things everyday and just walk in excited about learning and it should run smoothly for you.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail has a great campus where students from many diverse cultures and backgrounds can connect and network effectively. Based on what I have seen I feel there was a strategic plan with contaminating the different degree programs into one school. It was a plan built for success.

  • 11/05/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    I don' know.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't checked it out yet.

    Academic Rigor

    This seems like it has everything I look for in the music industry.

  • 11/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Off campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    4-h, teen community outreach.

    Great for these types of students

    Students paying for their own higher education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I am off campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Get the best deals for the money, including deciding which school to go to for your degree program.

    What to do for fun

    Play guitar, listen to music and watch movies.

    Food and Dining

    Pizza, tacos and chinese food.

    Dorm Life

    I am off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Very fun and interactive.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be determined and don't procrastinate, you will only get behind.

    In three sentences

    A really good school. They focus on student/class interaction and help students reach their potential by allowing them the option to go to school online.

  • 11/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Self-Disciplined, Creative, Inspired, Hard-Working, Persistent.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I am on online student.

    Bang for the buck

    Of course, as a student, it would be much easier to have a lesser tuition cloud hanging over us when we graduate but compared to the other programs out there, I believe Full Sail is rather reasonable, especially because their online program is so extensive and well-develeoped.

    What to do for fun

    Since I am an online student, I cannot speak for on-campus life. However, staying connected with your fellow peers was very helpful and I still keep in touch with a few students from my previous degree.

    Academic Rigor

    The online program is something that you get out of it what you put into it. The harder you work and complete research on your own, the more you will learn and take with you when you graduate.

    Tips for prospective students

    The online program is phenomenal but you have to be self-disciplined and make connections with the instructors.

    In three sentences

    The academics and instructors are brilliant and relevant. It took months to finally receive financial aid when I first was accepted. After having to withdraw, due to an injury, I wanted to come back and received a lot of empty promises.

  • 11/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Great online groups to find students near you if you take online classes and can usually get together as a group to help each other out with classes as usually they are in other degree programs I help shoot video for the artists and they draw stuff for me etc etc also have done a few social events. Doctor Who parties woot woot.

    Bang for the buck

    From all the research I preformed before committing, I'm pretty sure this school is worth every penny and could probably charge a little more. It's like clothes you pay for the name and Full Sail has an amazing reputation with the industries it's involved with. Only 3 months into my first year I was offered an internship in California I just couldn't afford to live that far from home.

    What to do for fun

    A lot of online community groups and there is a Facebook group for online students where you can find online students that live near you. I found a girl that takes an art class that does my storyboard sketches for me as I can't even draw stick figures.

    Food and Dining

    I live at home, I can cook decently.

    Academic Rigor

    So far (I just finished my second year) it's not too intense. It's only 1 class per month and some of the more basic classes are a little boring meant for those that don't have any computer knowledge whatsoever. I can tell things are picking up midway through my 2nd year as we are being prepared for our final graduation project which is going to be pretty intense.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan your financial aid in advance, this school is expensive, worth it, but expensive. They do not take summer breaks, federal funding such as grants go by academic school years.Around your 3rd year you won't be able to get another pell grant so you will either need to find other scholarships or take a 3 month leave of absence to wait until you can receive more federal aid.

    In three sentences

    Online classes are amazing, they send you a brand new Macbook Pro with Adobe Master Collection CS6 (or more current if available). I also received a $5,500 Camera along with another $2,000 of add ons (tripod, bags, lights, microphones, cables). Teachers have real world experience most have IMDB accounts listing their previous professional works.

  • 12/12/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Skate boarders, Bikers, joggers. The Florida heat welcomes anyone who loves the great outdoors.

    What to do for fun

    You are right next to Disney World and Universal Orlando resort, need I say more.

    Food and Dining

    Winter Park Florida has many places to dine around the Full Sail University area. You can pick up fast food to staying at a restaurant from the many places such as, Chick-fil-A, Shake n' Shake, Subway, Momo Japanese Restaurant and so much more.

    Dorm Life

    Full sail offers many deals with the surrounding apartment complexes in the area. Each and every apartment site is unique in its own way and can fit any students need for space and comfort. The only downside is that most of the complexes are pricey.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have prepared to have housing for this school because they do not do dorms. You are paying for exactly what you are asking for at this school, just make sure your funds are there.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail offers a dynamic curriculum that help students prepare for the profession that will shake the entertainment world. It is a amazing, hands on full on opportunity to learn how to enter the entertainment industry with the tools you need and with style. Under the beautiful Florida sun Full Sail University truly is the school to make students passions ascend.

  • 12/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is plenty of security to keep the order and help serve you. But like most places the security you have maximized by your decisions, like always remember to lock your car!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs to join that cater to many types of interests.

    Great for these types of students

    If you love hands on learning then this is the school for you!

    Bang for the buck

    The school is expensive, not going to lie. But through financial aid you should have no problem getting that covered. Also it pays off because of the hands on experience and industry connections you forge while attending here.

    What to do for fun

    Again, it's Orlando! If you can't find something fun to do here from watching movies at a theatre to going to Universal Studios or going indoor skydiving then you probably won't have much fun here. Joking. There are plenty of options for fun here, even nightlife for those who enjoy that type of stuff.

    Food and Dining

    It's Orlando! By that I mean there are plenty of restaurants around town, you should have no trouble finding a spot that serves your favorite food. Also the school has a handful of restaurants on or very nearby to campus for food after classes or before.

    Dorm Life

    Their are no dorms. You must find an nearby apartment or somewhere else to live while you attend Full Sail, which is fun especially if you have friends already or family nearby. So it is not a traditional college experience but it adds more flexibility to your living.

    Academic Rigor

    The scheduling is very strange here, not necessarily in a bad way though. It is a very cramped schedule but the professors and staff are very kind and want to see you succeed so it all really depends on how much you put in work. You have to want to succeed to do so here, as some classes may be difficult in addition to the cramped schedule.

    Tips for prospective students

    Coming to Full Sail I expected a great amount of things, ranging from being able to learn recording arts hands on to it being relatively fun and inspiring to attend here. Throughout my short journey here I have learned to love it and realized although it may not be all hands on with expensive at the get go, it will get there eventually. So my tip would be to come here and do your best and endure, even though you may not enjoy some classes, because you will get to the stuff you really want to do.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail has been an awesome ride so far, being a lot of what I expected. So far all the professors have been amazingly kind and understanding, very willing to help you do your best, and also the classes themselves have been informative. Although the tight schedule might be a hassle sometimes, it really has been a rewarding program so far.

  • 12/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    I live at home.

    In three sentences

    Full sail University provides me with tools to succeed. Focused courses mirror real-world challenges, and the instructors, while personable, help to teach rather than handhold. I love this school.

  • 12/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Full Sail has a large number of security guards that roam the campus twenty-four-seven. During orientation students attend safety seminars where they learn about apartment, car, and campus safety. Often students find themselves on campus at late hours and security will not hesitate to accompany to your car if you're worried. They work very closely with the Orange County Police who often visit to make sure all is well. Overall student safety is a huge priority at Full Sail.

    Greek Life

    At Full Sail there are no fraternities or sororities, but because we are so close to UCF students have the opportunity to pledge at their school. UCF students have been kind enough to allow our students to participate in their greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    On campus and online students have the option to join a variety of clubs that will connect them to other students who share the same interest as well as provide them with connections to develop outside of school. Though we don't have any sports teams we do take proud in our athletics club for students who want to stay active.

    Great for these types of students

    Full Sail is a perfect match for students looking to get a head start in the entertainment industry. From game developers to music business majors this school has a range in majors that will spark your interest.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Full Sail has designed the back of a few of it's buildings to be used as sets mostly for film students. But when the cameras are away students often find themselves sitting on the steps of a quiet apartment themed building or doing work in front of our mock cafe that at night lights up revealing a beautiful glow.

    Bang for the buck

    Full Sail offers an accelerated program which may seem pricey but in relation to a regular four-year private school is reasonable. In the accelerated program you have the opportunity to receive a bachelor's degree after studying for two years in a major. With an around the clock work schedule and instructors who have previously been in the industry students really feel prepared to start working. In the entertainment industry this education is a golden ticket because students are given a head start to beginning the career of their choice.

    What to do for fun

    Full Sail students never have a dull day given we're placed in such a lively area, being only fifteen to twenty minutes away from the hottest clubs and about half an hour from the main amusement parks. Students either spend their days hanging out with friends, sightseeing, or just going to one of the malls in the area.

    Food and Dining

    On campus there are many different places to enjoy a nice meal or grab a quick bite to eat. From Wing House and Chili's to Taco Bell and McDonald's there's always a place to fill your appetite. Not only that but most of the food vendors close to the campus provide discounts to Full Sail students.

    Dorm Life

    At Full Sail there are no dorms, students can either commute from home or live in one of the many apartment complexes close to campus. Being so close to UCF some students find themselves meeting all different kinds of people.

    Academic Rigor

    Full Sail has a twenty-four hour schedule that sometimes seems a little unreal with four hour lectures sometimes followed by a four hour lab. It might keep you on campus for a majority of the day. In an accelerated program you could be taking a maximum of two new classes every month which will keep you at school six days a week.

    Tips for prospective students

    The key to the entertainment business is networking, not only with people like you but with everyone. Full Sail provides you with the means to do so but express that it is up to the individual to take initiative. Networking with students, teachers, and even people already in the field will better your academic and social experience.

    In three sentences

    From a twenty-four hour schedule to non-stop networking Full Sail is nothing less than an exceptional school. Within my first few months I was given the means and motivation to network and develop a name for myself with entities outside of school. Though it is hard work I would recommend it to anyone looking to prosper in the entertainment industry.

  • 01/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I can say that even being an online student Full Sail prides itself on safety. The school presents students with policies that promote their well being and safety.

    Greek Life

    Online

    Clubs and Activities

    I have not yet explored the different clubs & activity opportunities Full Sail has to offer. I do know they offer some interesting clubs and opportunities, even for online students!

    Great for these types of students

    I consider Full Sail University to be a perfect fit for students of creative arts & design.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Online

    Bang for the buck

    To be honest, I was extremely skeptical when first entering the degree program. The school can be extremely expensive. I do understand that a lot is put into the program itself. This is one reason I stated earlier to claim all financial aid possible.

    What to do for fun

    I am an online student

    Food and Dining

    I am an online student

    Dorm Life

    I myself am an online student.

    Academic Rigor

    I myself am an online student in the MPBS (Music Production) Program. Academically you must be prepared for a multitude of different topics covering every aspect of your degree program. Be prepared to use all resource materials as well as do some searching on your own. This will better equip you to be successful in whatever major you decide to seek.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work hard and devote time to your studies. You should also be prepared to put effort into financial assistance in needed. Also, be ready to present questions about the different aspects of becoming a student at Full Sail University.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail University is an excellent experience for students of the arts & programs offered. The course topics are covered in detail and additional effort is made towards further understanding of material presented. Faculty and staff members are courteous & polite.

  • 01/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    I love the school. It is very educational as well as helpful. The online platform is very easy to understand.

  • 01/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Their safety isn't as great as they say. Wearing your student badge is enforced a lot, however I've seen plenty of people walk on and off campus with no badge and not once questioned.

    Great for these types of students

    If you have a creative mind and want a place where you can express your unique ideas, then this school is just for you.

    What to do for fun

    Movies, bowling, skating, hookah bars, night clubs, etc,.

    Food and Dining

    If you budget your money wisely you can end up eating healthier by cooking your own food. The dollar menu eventually adds up.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms, everyone either lives at home or has a roommate.

    Tips for prospective students

    One on the first things you're taught is time management. It's very important you're organized! Managing a job and this school is no joke, so take it seriously. Networking is the key!! You can not be shy in this industry. For all you know, the person sitting next to you could potentially be your future boss. Take advantage of what Full Sail provides! This is not a cheap school, so take advantage of all the seminars and keep close contact with your advisers.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail is a very demanding school. It's a very hands-on environment that can potentially help you after graduation. One receives great opportunities by attending this school!

  • 01/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Full Sail is great for students who are extremely passionate about working in the entertainment industry. Students who are will to go above and beyond, doing extra learning on their own and who are not afraid to ask questions will do great here.

    Food and Dining

    As I said before I am an online student so I do now know the quality of food offered at Full Sail.

    Dorm Life

    I am an online student and live at home, but even if I was not Full Sail does not offer dorms to students everyone is off campus living.

    Academic Rigor

    Full Sail's academics are great you are learning at a quality level while the instructors are able to teach it to you in a way you can completely understand.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are thinking about enrolling at Full Sail that only thing I can say is make sure you are passionate about what you want to do, those are the kind of students they want.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail University has a number of unique degrees available online and on campus that I feel not enough colleges offer. Their quality of education is phenomenal and their staff are quality professionals.

  • 01/22/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Independent, motivated, responsible. There is no physical instructor reminding you about assignments and tests, it's pretty much up to you to get everything done.

    Bang for the buck

    Full Sail is a private institution so the tuition is expensive and government aid is more scarce, I'm in a bit of debt after paying of my tuition. I definitely think it's worth it however since you end up with a Bachelor's in vocations that are hard to come by in other universities.

    What to do for fun

    If you're doing an online program then you won't interact with students outside of the virtual classroom very often.

    Food and Dining

    didn't live on campus

    Dorm Life

    Didn't live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    4-year college amount of work, but the flexibility that an online program can offer.

    Tips for prospective students

    I'd suggest getting used to the due dates as quickly as possible, in my program work is usually due on 2 days out of the week. Late work is usually accepted, but there is a penalty depending on the instructor. Other than that, it's a fairly independent environment so I would suggest using your free time to work on your own portfolio and improve your skills in whatever field you plan on working in.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail offers a competitive but comfortable learning environment due to its online nature and flexible scheduling. Full Sail offers accredited programs for careers in the Music, Television, Film, and Video-game industries which are usually hard to find in tradition 4-year colleges. The best part of my Creative Writing for Entertainment program at Full Sail is the fact that I've been working on a portfolio for my entire program, and by the time I graduate I should have plenty of work to show potential employers.

  • 01/26/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Projects

    Food and Dining

    Great and tasteful.

    Dorm Life

    Nice

    Academic Rigor

    It what you love to do so it may be easy and it may be a challenge.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you love - Drawing, Games, Music, Media, Film, Entertainment, Technology, Fun -You will love Full sail.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail University is a school that everyone needs to attend. In My opinion, this is a 5 star school, 5 being the highest. This University teaches all of the fun stuff in the real world such as creating art, gaming, television, making music, media & communication, producing movies and all types of entertainment. Also the teachers are awesome, the admission representatives are cool, and the financial aid guidance are great.

  • 01/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I am an online student here.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am an online student here and have not joined any clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Online education at Full Sail is very reasonable. Help is always available when you need it. Just ask!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I am an online student here.

    Bang for the buck

    Full Sail graduates get into the entertainment business with ease. There are so many graduates that work on projects in major films, major music productions, and many more genres in the entertainment sector. You can not lose with Full Sail University!

    What to do for fun

    It is fun developing friendships with your classmates. They are from many different places and this keeps things interesting when you begin making new friends.

    Food and Dining

    I am an online student here.

    Dorm Life

    I am an online student here.

    Academic Rigor

    I love Full Sail University!

    Tips for prospective students

    Always develop a rapport with your instructors. Never be afraid to ask for help from your instructor or fellow classmates. Understand that all questions should be asked and will get an answer.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail provides the tools necessary to accomplish all your future goal in entertainment. Although I am an online student, I feel like I am apart of the campus setting. The instructors are extremely knowledgeable on the subjects they teach, and offer themselves as longterm contacts to help you in your endeavors.

  • 01/30/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    You get out everything that you put into it.

    In three sentences

    I love this school! Best thing I ever did. Work on your own time.

  • 01/31/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Unsure, I am aware that as an online student, I am still able to receive all the materials available at the library.

    Clubs and Activities

    Unsure about the Clubs and activities. If I was able, I would love to attend on campus. I am an online student.

    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for any type of artist. Music, graphic design, game design, web design, just anyone who loves the visual of art itself.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, it is expensive. But to me, this is well worth it!

    What to do for fun

    I have heard that Full Sail offers many interresting live events.

    Food and Dining

    As an online student, you have all the opportunities as you may need.

    Dorm Life

    I am an online student, so I am not aware of the dorm life. But what I have heard, it seems that dorm life would be great.

    Academic Rigor

    I love that Full Sail provides you with all the equipment and software that is needed for your program. I will be recieving a Mac and software that will be needed for my courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    In order to succeed, as a student you will need to keep up on all your assignments. Full Sail holds many opportunities, but you will have to work for it to become a success.

    In three sentences

    I love Full Sail University, and am honored that I was accepted in the program. Full Sail is a great college that provides many opportunities. Full Sail gives individuals the opportunity to follow your dreams.

  • 02/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security is always on the ball and usually responds very quickly to any emergency. If you don't feel safe (maybe its late at night) walking to your car you can tell a receptionist and they will escort you to your car. You are also required to wear a student ID badge at all times on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Practical students or ones who are tactile learners. There are a ton of hands on labs you will do (however there aren't that many in the beginning as your taking core classes) you will use some of the best equipment for your section of the industry.

    Bang for the buck

    Full Sail is expensive and for certain degrees may not be worth the price. In one of my classes they talked about how many people want to be in the Recording Arts field and how it has way too many people then the industry has jobs. For some degrees its the opposite there aren't enough people for the amount of jobs the industry has...I would say you should severely research your field before you set your mind on it.

    What to do for fun

    This completely depends on your schedule. You can have 16 hour days at school (although this has only occurred for me 3 times in the last 6 months) or you can have 6 hour days (or anywhere in between). If you can manage your time extremely well then you can do more things you find fun.

    Food and Dining

    There are only a few places to get food (besides from vending machines) on campus. The prices of which are kind of high for what you get. However there are a ton of places just off campus to get food (mostly fast food though).

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms. Period. However, there are many choices for apartments etc around some that include all utilities (internet, tv etc.) for under $600/month.

  • 02/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I can't say, I am an online student.

    Food and Dining

    I can't say, I am an online student.

    Dorm Life

    I can't say, I am an online student.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic topics here are recent and not dated, keeping up-to-date with the most recent advances in the industry you've chosen.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready for large workloads and have a hungry attitude. If you're experiencing down-time from a class, spend it towards your career - not playing around.

    In three sentences

    Despite the horror stories you've probably heard, Full Sail is an exceptional place to get the tools needed to succeed in the Game Industry as well as the other Entertainment industries. While many will quickly point out that some students do not get into their desired industry; it is not the school's fault. Full Sail gives you the tools to aspire to your dreams, it's your job to make them happen.

  • 02/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I believe so, but this is what I want. I will go the mile and then some not just what I'm expected.

    What to do for fun

    I wouldn't know I'm an Online student.

    Academic Rigor

    Lot's of research, lecture hours, chapters to read and programs to learn on your own time. This takes dedication and a drive to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are sure of what you want to do. I am chasing my dream. But this school, these classes and the price is not for the light of heart.

    In three sentences

    I would rate FSU a 9 out of 10. They are a fantastic school with great teachers, classes and resources. My one down fall is I wish they offered more scholarships for students, we elect to pay 58,000$ or more I wish they could give a little more aid out.

  • 02/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are many securities around the campus 24/7

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many school organized clubs held in school by majors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    School is located in City of Winter Park. In this location, you will want to have car to transport around the city otherwise you will stuck in school and home only.

    What to do for fun

    It will be great experience to handle with expensive equipments that is really using in current industry. School is located near Downtown Orlando. Therefore, you can have lots of fun stuff in downtown.

    Food and Dining

    There are no school cafeteria. Usually, people are buying fast food near campus. Otherwise, you have to cook by yourself.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms. You have to get house or apartments near the school.

    Academic Rigor

    It is one of best entertainment school in America

    Tips for prospective students

    It will be great school and great opportunity to step into entertainment industry if you try hard. This school is fundamental to enter the career.

    In three sentences

    This school is great for people who are interested in Entertainment Industry. Such as, Film, Music, Arts, Sports and Business in Entertainment Industry. Full Sail has variety of Equipments for experiencing to students.

  • 03/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I'm sure it's safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    I've joined a few clubs online and they're interesting.

    Great for these types of students

    Many activities for students on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel as if I'm not in school because it's so fun! I love it!

    What to do for fun

    If on campus there's lots!

    Academic Rigor

    Great!

    Tips for prospective students

    Time management is key and always keep in contact with your instructor for help.

    In three sentences

    First time being an online student and so far my experience is wonderful. Attending this school is very fun and the material I'm learning is so interesting. The staff is very supportive and make you feel at home.

  • 03/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Full Sail is helping many students achieve their goals in owning their own businesses and becoming Entrepreneurs. The courses provide enough and all information needed to participate, pass, and actually understand it. Throughout the semesters, the advisors and classmates play a big roll in keeping students focused, up-to-date, and on track with good, passing grades.

  • 03/25/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Even online students can participate in organizations and certain activities Through the on line forums.

    What to do for fun

    It's Florida! Go outside.

    Food and Dining

    Again, Online program so I cannot speak to the food and dining experiences

    Dorm Life

    I am in the Online program. so I cannot speak about the dorm life

    Academic Rigor

    The one-year Master Program is fast paced, but to the point. You will not have to worry about wasting time on courses that do not fit your degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay in touch with your advisors. They are there to help and they will.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail University Online is an excellent choice for anyone who is unable to attend on campus. They offer high quality courses that get to the point of the specific degree program.

  • 04/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is constantly security patrolling around campus and through the buildings. If they catch anyone without their badges they will be escorted off of campus. You'll find that nothing troubling really happens on the Full Sail campus, everyone here is generally nice and willing to help.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who are truly passionate about what they do. If you want a school who is going to push you to your limits and make something great out of you, then Full Sail is the place for you.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition for Full Sail might seem like a lot, but it is well worth the investment. Th education you receive at this school will give you a great outlook on your future in your new career. The school stresses professionalism as a key part in their education process, they build their system around trying to prepare you for what you'll be expected of in your field.

    What to do for fun

    Full Sail always has something going on around campus. There are events hosted at the school every week, along with the clubs and special guests; you'll never be bored around campus. Full Sail is partnered with ESPN, so expect to see a few familiar faces around campus every once in a while.

    Food and Dining

    There are about five to six different restaurants on the Full Sail campus, some fast food (Mc Donalds, Taco Bell, Wendy's), and others sit down (Chili's, Winghouse). The school also has a Starbucks and it's own concession stands within the building, along with vending machines for those who need their food quick and easy. The school also offers free food and various events held around campus, I can promise you that you won't go hungry around Full Sail's campus.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at Full Sail University. There are a huge range of apartment complexes to choose from off campus. Most of them will offer you deals if they see that you are attending Full Sail (cheaper rent/lower start up fee). Overall the dorm life is dependent on where you decide to stay while attending Full Sail, each apartment complex has it's benefits.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes will be difficult, don't come into Full Sail expecting it to be like your traditional college. Classes are only a month long, so having to cram a lot of information in that small amount of time requires a lot of effort, but you'll feel extremely accomplished at some of the work you end up creating. The important thing is not to give up, there will be those really difficult classes that you have trouble understanding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Expect to do a lot of work while you are attending Full Sail. The teachers expect you not only to be working during class but at home. You came to this school to do what you're passionate about, so don't be upset when the teachers have high expectations of you.

    In three sentences

    I personally love attending Full Sail University. Everyone at the school is nice and willing to help and or collaborate with you on your projects. The teachers are some of the most interesting people I've met, and they are willing to go out of their way to make sure you're getting the education you deserve.

  • 04/13/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    what can you tell me about there film program.

  • 04/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Seems pretty concerned about safety for student.The females can have escorts by security to and from their cars

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot of activities on and off the campus.There universal studio to sky diving

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of restaurants and fast food/bars.

    Dorm Life

    There is no on campus housing . But lots of house for rent within walking distance.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic is challenging and fun

    Tips for prospective students

    Dont be afraid to contact the school.They are all pretty well informed with the school. They are very accommodating, Full Sail has answered and supplied information for everything I could think of asking. The school has a lot of neat projects on the way too.Some pretty big name people come here and use the school. But the finical aide faulty can be pretty frustrating,Had to request a new Finance Adviser .

    In three sentences

    Full Sail University is the most amazing college. I have had no issue from getting information to applying for the college. Everything and everyone has clear expectation from the start, so there is no confusion.

  • 05/10/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Obviously the school knows we are grown adults and have faith in us to make the right decisions in school and out of school, for the reputation of the school should be kept in tact.

    Clubs and Activities

    Haven't started any classes to be apart of any extracurricular activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Full Sail is great with students whose personalities are determined, confident, and positive.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Haven't been apart of the school for long so I'm not informed with this.

    What to do for fun

    You get to work with the different companies the school is affiliated with. You can also help and be apart of other projects that students are doing even if they aren't studying the same thing you are.

    Food and Dining

    Living expenses is out of your own pocket. So if you know how to cook, you're off on a great start.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms, but there are plenty apartments around for a good price. Close to school also, almost a perfect walking distance. You're given the opportunity to meet various roommate candidates, so it's not too bad.

    Academic Rigor

    You're a full time student. 40 hours a week, schedule is vigorous, so don't pout with what you get. Classes vary throughout the day so it's better to get as much sleep as possible because each class is important. The teachers are friendly and easy to get along with, but don't mistake trying to take advantage like you could with high school teachers. Class is difficult if you don't put your mind to it or pay attention.

    Tips for prospective students

    If your dreams don't scare you, they aren't big enough. Don't be afraid to let the inner crazy creative you be. This is a home for you to express yourself and show of your talents. You're given the chance to be in a working environment you can enjoy, just don't take it for granted.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail creates the up most atmosphere to convey a positive environment. They specialize in helping students prepare themselves for the most diverse missions ever. With no doubt, they are the reason so many of their students are successful leaders of America.

  • 05/13/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    lots to, its florida.

    Food and Dining

    Food all around

    Dorm Life

    Good people to live around.

    Academic Rigor

    All you need to study what you love.

    In three sentences

    A great and fun place to be. If you are looking foe a school for music, gaming and more you have come to right place. I know i am going my stay at Full Sail.

  • 05/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    For the most part it's a pretty safe campus to be at, but you have to watch the people in Orlando because you never know what can happen.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have clubs on the main Full Sail page, so when your a student you can join and do whatever the club is up to.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a lot of money to go, the equipment you get to use is nice though. For me it will be worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Full Sail's campus is really nice, so you can go hang out at some hangout spots. Go and network with someone from your class, everyone is pretty open about giving phone numbers and hanging out.

    Food and Dining

    They have vending machines, and various places to eat all around campus. They have some good food they sell at the school too.

    Dorm Life

    I live 6 miles off of campus, but I heard that they have some really nice places right around the school. They also give you living expenses if you acquire all the necessary requirements.

    Academic Rigor

    Full Sail University has some great teachers, and some that don't quite explain things to you the way you want them to, so it's harder to understand. When you get a great teacher, and you ask questions, they can really be of value towards your degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    The Full Sail labs are where you get to test out what you learned in class, which they have great equipment to work with. The labs can go sometimes till 1 in the morning, and I'm a night person so it's kind of cool for me. Network, network, network everywhere you go.

    In three sentences

    I have been going to Full Sail University for a little over a year and it is a great school, the students are passionate like you if not more, and it's got a really nice campus. The hours are ridiculous sometimes, and they are very heavy on missing hours, and you only have to miss a couple classes to fail a course. Overall 1 out of 5 (1 being worst) I'm giving it a 4.

  • 05/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Can't speak to food and dining either since I'm not located on campus. (Ignore my star rating here as well-- again, I was forced to put a rating in by the website before it would let me post my review.)

    Dorm Life

    I can't speak to dorm life because I don't live on the Full Sail campus. I'm not even in the same state, and I don't need to be in the same state for the online program. (Ignore my star rating here-- I was forced to put a rating in by the website before it would let me post my review.)

    Academic Rigor

    Like I said, you'll spend 20-40 hours a week on assignments and readings. I only spend 20-32 hours a week completing work, but varies based on how much reading I'm required to complete each week, any bonus material, and how long it takes to complete an assignment.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't take out any private loans if you don't have to. Take out federal student loans only. But if you can win scholarships and grants, that would be the preferred method to pay for school. Full Sail has professionalism points that apply to both online and offline courses. Everything you write in assignments, discussion posts, and emails-- all of it should be written in a professional, respectful tone. Spelling and grammar counts as part of this as well. Also, if you're taking an accelerated course online, note that this will probably take up 20-40 hours a week, as there is a lot of reading to do on top of research for assignments.

    In three sentences

    So I am currently enrolled in the Internet Marketing Master's Degree online program at Full Sail University. It was expensive ($30,000 for a year, though I'd like to note that it is an accelerated program, so it's 2 years worth of education in 1 year), but I'm learning so much more about internet marketing through this program than I ever would have on my own. I have no doubt that I'll be able to apply what I learn in a position working for someone else, or my own online business.

  • 05/22/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Full Sail University set me up with an in-home studio that changed my life!

    Academic Rigor

    Awesome education that is the key to success.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard, put all of your heart into your work. You will excel and prove yourself the way you would like others to see you.

    In three sentences

    Full Sail University has given me the ability to change my life with a five-star rating. I grew up in a poor community, with no goals to become someone. I now have the mindset to do what I was meant to do and help society through music.

  • 06/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of school activities to dive into. Also, a lot of students host events to showcase the school talent.

    Food and Dining

    Located all around the school on and off of campus

    Dorm Life

    I reside in an apartment along and I love it.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is best to ensure that you have your finances in order. It is hard to find a job to support your lifestyle and attend school. Your school schedule will be crazy and unpredictable as you change classes every month.

    In three sentences

    The classes are intuitive and fun. It is a hands on experience that increases your learning. You will mainly have a 4 hour lecture and a 4 hour lab for each class.

  • 06/14/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    Best University

  • 07/18/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    Danielle Can you tell me the names of the apartments,including the one that you will be staying at Full Sail that have meal plans and shuttles? Also do you have the prices please? Thanks for all your help!