Full Sail University

Winter Park, FL, USA
3.66 Average Rating

Originally founded as an Ohio-based recording studio, Full Sail University is a for-profit private school of entertainment and media studies in the Orlando metro area. Full Sail confers degrees and certificates in 93 fields of study encompassing programs such as Film, Games, and Music. In addition to classroom space, Full Sail’s campus is home to the Sports Lab Powered by ESPN, the only sports technology lab at a Florida-based university. Once every year, Full Sail inducts six alumni into the university Hall of Fame and the campus celebrates with a week of block parties and guest speakers.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • For Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
20%
Out-Of-State Students
70%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
18,605
Total Number of Undergrads
16,908
Academic Calendar

Other academic year

Classroom Sizes

0
100
43%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
43%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
24:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$26,077
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$24,109
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$24,109
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$8,400
Books and Supplies
$530

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
49%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,541
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
49%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,350
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$9,624

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
69%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$13,431
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$14,750
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$306
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
72%
28%
Student Organizations
27
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
No
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Orlando
New York
Los Angeles
Atlanta
Miami
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$46,000
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What Students Are Saying

3.66 Average Rating
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.
Justin from Winter Park, MO
Full Sail University is a well functioned school for the arts, I enjoy the campus and there is so much to explore. Attending Full Sail is a great opportunity to showcase my skills. I highly recommend this college to anyone interested with the arts.
Anthony from Washington, PA
Full Sail Staff and educational material is highly professional.
Teachers are extremely easy to contact and always willing to help their students.
The Campus is sophisticated, clean, and open 24/7.
Paul from Jacksonville, FL
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.
Jeremy from El Paso, TX
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.
Christopher from Blanchard, PA

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