Full Sail University Reviews

2.69 out of 5 stars
(150 Reviews)
42% of 150 students said this degree improved their career prospects
47% of 150 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.0 out of 5 stars
mike - 2/7/2015
Degree:
Graduation Year: 2013
"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?"
4.5 out of 5 stars
Angelyn Krout - 9/18/2014
Degree: Graphic Design
Graduation Year: 2018
"So far, I love this school. Anything that has gone wrong while attending has been entirely of my making. I did have problems when I was first trying to get in. A couple of the student advisors weren't people friendly and were not as attentive as they should have been but that was finally remedied when I finally got the nerve to ask for someone who would do their job. Other than that issue, it's been great. I have recommended this school already to many people and have even tried to get people to reconsider going to other schools and look into Full Sail. I wish I wasn't just an online student. There are so many great events that take place on campus that I would love to be able to attend. Unfortunately, the drive from Maine to Florida and back is just too exhausting for me to do."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Ashley Nicole - 8/27/2014
Degree: Art & Design
Graduation Year: 2016
"As I'm progressing each month through my program, I'm falling more and more in love with my school. The course work is rigorous and the schedule is challenging - and that's exactly the kind of pressure I thrive under so I enjoy that it's not simple. If the content were so simple, I wouldn't feel as if I was really learning. My brain enjoys being made to think. I do warn that the schedule and the standard of the courses is not for everyone. Semesters are crammed into month long time periods, which is very unlike a standard university where semesters are usually 4 months long. Moving on, I applaud that the professors here are all people who have been in the industry, or, in most cases, are STILL working in the industry alongside teaching. They have experience in working with their material and I believe that gives them edge. They have a passion for what they do and it shows in their lectures when they can not only teach the material but also give insider information or tips from their own experiences. Another thing I've come to enjoy about this campus is the networking opportunities. Guest speakers will often hold seminars for students to attend, and we are given the chance to see what it takes to succeed in our fields, to ask questions, to see what success looks like, how to get there, and we are able to network with these professionals - many of whom are graduates of Full Sail. The final thing I want to mention about this school is the mindset of the students attending here. Everyone is so passionate and very excited to get out into our respective industries. There is a drive to succeed and it's very motivating to be surrounded by like minded individuals."
4.5 out of 5 stars
C. Good - 8/9/2014
Degree: Film Production
Graduation Year: 2014
"The Digital Cinematography BS program is great for those who are interested in the latest digital formats for filming. It's a comprehensive course, packed with lots of practical information and projects to get you up and running. It's an accelerated curriculum and is not for those who need the classroom interaction to get motivated. In order to succeed and get the most out of the course, you have to be self-motivated and really want to learn and apply the techniques and information."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Alisande Morales - 8/7/2014
Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2013
"Websites, mobile applications, blogs, and social media have become standard additions to the way people stay connected, and today’s media professionals require a robust skill set in order to stay current in their field. 

 Communication is only getting more sophisticated, and being able to take an active role in both writing and producing this content is an invaluable asset to those building their career in media. The corporate world also has a strong demand for marketing copywriters and multimedia content developers to help craft a company’s messaging for online advertising – relating products and services to consumers in a way that incorporates web technology like Photoshop, InDesign, Flash and CSS. The integration of so many of these roles across different media outlets makes it possible to establish yourself in any number of positions at different companies while building a career in the evolving world of new media. Full Sail offers the cutting edge in technology, programs and faculty to learn all this and more. Each student is given a customized MAC laptop with all materials needed already uploaded and for their specific degree program. The staff are not only excellent teachers but are also from the field you are entering offering expertise and advice on how to excel. Bottom line, great school, great programs, excellent staff - just be prepared to work hard, its worth it!"
4.5 out of 5 stars
Courtney - 8/7/2014
Degree: Graphic Design
Graduation Year: 2014
"Full Sail University is one of the best. They actually take the time and prepare you for the real world. Your classes actually matter and are not just there to fill the time or for an extra credit. I feel that they fully prepared me to go out in the real world as a designer. I learned valuable skills and was given advice that I will take with me. The instructors care and are always there to help. The student support is amazing, everybody wants to help and are there for advice, feedback, and just to talk. They give you all the equipment you need and keep you up-to-date, which is extremely important in the entertainment field. I also like fast-paced curriculum, it only took me 3 years to get a Bachelors' Degree. While doing it online, I did not feel isolated. The only thing I have to say is that it is expensive, like any other degree program. There are not too many scholarships, but they do try and help you out where they can. The support is amazing after school as well, the advisers are there for a lifetime, they will help you find a job and give advice. I would highly recommend to check this school out!"
4.0 out of 5 stars
B. Harrell - 8/6/2014
Degree: Entrepreneurship
Graduation Year: 2013
"Full Sail University gave me the opportunity to learn what I needed to start an entrepreneurial business. Although I find that I could have learned the same materials from other sources, Full Sail had experienced faculty to help with any questions that I had. The online classes were great and definitely worked with my schedule. I enjoyed the more "artistic" course outlines that catered to more of the creative and visual learners."
4.5 out of 5 stars
James - 5/21/2014
Degree: Public Relations
Graduation Year: 2014
"Full Sail is not for everyone. There are not the traditional breaks (summer, more than a week in the winter...) and the pace is intense. If you have drive and passion, go for it. The problem is the 80/20 rule. 20% push themselves to succeed while 80% just get by. I loved my experience and received my BS in Internet marketing and my MA in Public Relations from Full Sail."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 1/17/2013
Degree: Music Production
Graduation Year:
"DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL! It is a complete waste of time and money. They will tell you anything and show you all their shiny toys just to get your money. The truth is that in the real world no one has the money to drop on the sound boards that they let you practice on. The financial aid program is one of either you have the money or you don't, they do not help find anything for you. If you have the money and time to waste on an expensive school in an expensive city than this is for you. If you want a quality education at a resonable price, stay far far far away from here. If you passionate about music, get the gear and the book yourself. That's exactly what I remember about the classroom, reading manuals in silence. Not worth anyones time."
out of 5 stars
Joseph Smith - 10/2/2009
Degree:
Graduation Year:
"FSU offers innovative degree programs including Entertainment Business Bachelors and Masters Degree, Film Production, Web Design, Fine Arts, and my field, Internet Marketing Bachelors and Masters. Instructors have a proven track record in the courses they teach. The university has state of the art equipment for every class. Online degree students get a MacBook Pro with all of the best software has to offer. Technology was definitely a priority in the schools design. I joined after clicking on an ad, but most students attend because of a word of mouth recommendation. FSU stays on top of their important industries to make sure their "real world education" continues to be relevant, and state of the art. Although I love my laptop for online courses, but I am jealous sometimes because students at the campus attend a true technological marvel every day."