Full Sail University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (49)
Here's a review from the perspective of a current student. I've been in the game design online program since August of 2014, and I have precisely zero complaints about the quality of education offered. They teach you both primary skills, such as moderate programming, scripting, level design, and game design theory, as well as ancillary skills like communication, leadership, psychology and more. All of these areas of study can seem disparate and somewhat disconnected from each other, but it's astounding how many of these elements come together to form a comprehensive understanding and skillset. I'm already much more confident in my ability to work in the game industry than I was when I started, and I'm only half-way done. To those who are looking around to find out what the school is actually like, I'd whole-heartedly recommend it. You see a lot of sceptics pointing fingers at elements like the school being for profit, supposedly low graduation rates, and high cost. Firsthand, having been to several schools in my academic career, especially those with traditional academic merits, I would say that this school has absolutely been the most beneficial thing to my personal development in my life. This school will pay dividends on any effort you put in, and despite this being mocked in some other reviews the fact remains: If you are lazy, you will fail, if you work hard, they will match you every step of the way.
Full Sail is a for profit University that cost way too much money and at time it seem they are more worried about making money than giving their students a quality education. As an online student I was lucky enough to live near campus so I still felt like I was able to get the same type of experience the on-campus students get. If it wasn't for that I don't think my experience at Full Sail would have been as good as it was. I've heard of issues in the online degree programs pertaining to teachers not being available for their students and giving them a less than adequate experience.
The program was terrible. The teachers constantly canceled class . They were not available for help or questions. The school was not worth the price! The financial services kept messing up. I wound up taking more loans than anticipated. $75,00.00 tuition my loans total $131,000.00 and that's with a $13,000.00 scholarship. Even qualifying for work study I finally got a job on campus 3 months before graduation. This is not a school to waste you time or money on. Their career services suck too. O don't think they have qualified staff in these positions. they have students from all over the country going to school here and they give them job leads 3000 miles from where they live .
I often see people write disparaging remarks about their online education at Full Sail. I leave those people with this: You get what you put into it. If you utilize all the resources and network, you will have a fabulous learning experience at Full Sail. I enrolled at Full Sail because I have a passion for entertainment, and it's curriculum is actually one of the most comprehensive available. I started a small production company before enrolling. The amount of money I have been able to earn has increased as a direct result of the education I have received at Full Sail. Once you graduate, you can return to audit courses so you stay current. Any concerns or issues I have had have always been addressed and resolved immediately, which is impressive in today's world that lacks customer service. I personally would tell anyone that if you have a passion for one of Full Sail's programs, and wish to progress at an accelerated speed, don't hesitate to enroll.
Great education as a technician. Not so much on the creative aspect. Fast degree and lots of debt.
It was fast, and efficient. I wish that the courses were longer. I wish that we had been helped more after college to get into the work force.
After I left my undergraduate program, I immediately enrolled into Full Sail. They gave me all the tools I needed to become a designer. Is there much education at this point? Yes. I spent weeks, learning and perfecting my craft to become a proficient Art Director. My professors usually give me effective feed back within a timely manner. To put things in perspective however, I enrolled in 2013. 3 months later, I was dropped from the program for averaging a 2.5 gpa. 6 months later, I re-enrolled for the same program. Within those 6 months, I searched for a job. My efforts didn't land me anything. I also considered working for myself. However, my clients didn't take me serious. After re-enrolling, I've put together a solid portfolio. I also have become a professional, using the correct terms and widening my skills to fit every media strategy. Full Sail didn't just educate me, it transformed me personally. With that, I personally recommend this university to anybody wanting to get more out of their education.
I thoroughly enjoyed my classes at Full Sail University. The courses were online, but the course instructors are there for you if you have any problems or questions. I connected with them through phone, iChat and email. The weekly online meetings are recorded so you never miss a class presentation. In fact, I went back to get another Master's degree in Internet Marketing and graduated in October 2014. Once you graduate you can audit your degree courses if you want. You also have the ability to attend any. Per the work question below - I am working on starting my own business.
Any school that is not accredited by the US Department of Education shall not be deemed as a reliable institution as there is no proper government supervisions. In this case, Full Sail University is NOT accredited by the U.S. Department of Education under the Accreditation Database. For more information, visit http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ .
Notice how all these great reviews on this page sound the same? Praise for the school while being vague about the details, and blaming htpothetical the students for not applying themselves to get the full potential. They even flow with similar syntax and prose. Almost as if they were written by the same person?