Full Sail University Reviews

2.66 out of 5 stars
(148 Reviews)
42% of 148 students said this degree improved their career prospects
47% of 148 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
Richard Varner - 11/21/2019
Degree: Instructional Technology
Graduation Year: 2017
"I earned a Masters of Science in Instructional Design and Technology. The program was one of the most challenging things I've done in my life. Good things are worth working hard for, and it was very hard and demanding. I'm much better off for completing it. So if you're lazy, don't attend Full Sail. I was able to secure a job as an ID about 9 months after I graduated. The career services department helped me get my job (Thank you Wendy!). I love my new career and credit Full Sail for it. Thank you to my professors and classmates!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Working - 11/20/2019
Degree: Film Production
Graduation Year: 1996
"I graduated from Full Sail's film program in the mid-nineties and have remained fairly up to date with the school in the years following, visiting once or twice per year to speak to students and faculty during their Hall of Fame and BTS events. I'm consistently impressed by instructors and staff, and the level of dedication to ensuring a useful learning experience. Lots of practical application and labs, and -- above all -- a focus on commercial viability post-graduation. I've been a working television producer for 20 of the 23 years since my graduation, and had plenty of opportunity early on to dig into new gigs knowing more than the guy or gal sitting next to me on many occasions. In my class alone, several have gone on to great careers, one notably becoming one of the largest providers of sound effects for motion pictures and television. If there's any downside to the school, it's that it communicates early on that they're about learning over enablism. Professionalism counts, and the "ain't it cool" factor quickly turns to "this is hard, but still cool." If you're someone who can't take notes or direction, doesn't believe the notion of film, music, or anything else is a collaborative effort, or thinks that you'll be graduating straight into a six figure gig, think twice. As the marketing says, they'll take your dream seriously. They will not, however, take delusion seriously. This place is about the tech, the work, and preparing yourself for the real world."
2.0 out of 5 stars
L. G. - 9/22/2019
Degree: Creative Writing
Graduation Year: 2022
"The admissions in this school is the worst! They kept losing my documents. There was no consistency and I was lied to and condescended to. It was a totally stressful and disgusting experience. I was admitted but I left before I Started and chose a much better university."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Phil - 9/11/2019
Degree: Film Production
Graduation Year: 2018
"I'm really disappointed with my experience with full sail University. My experience is that this school doesn't care about it's students. Many of the teachers are lazy and unprofessional. Most of my teachers were really arrogant and not teaching me current material. They give you assignments that you can find on YouTube yourself and the school doesn't on the material. I felt misled by the Full Sail and taking advantage of. I highly recommend NOT attending full sail."
2.1 out of 5 stars
Steven Lavendier - 9/7/2019
Degree: Art & Design
Graduation Year: 2012
"I feel that the college was very knowledgeable about the information they provided, however, they had not adequately prepared me for the professional world. That, and they are not regionally accredited, only nationally accredited. This means that anyone looking to switch industries, like becoming a teacher or some other professional position, would not be able to go into it without other adequate education, which is what I had to do in order to switch gears and become an educator. That, and it was very expensive, not really telling students how much it would really cost them overall."
1.0 out of 5 stars
R. Wy. - 8/19/2019
Degree: Web Design
Graduation Year: 2018
"Wow. Where to start. The grad date that was entered was when I was supposed to start. Thats if the program wasn't changed, failed due to plagiarism of code (something that isn't even real), issues with the "instructors" not teaching properly, and passive aggressiveness from all of the business office. They will also fail to send the IRS information in order to prove you were enrolled in their fraudulent "degree" programs. I would suggest that you NOT attend this horrible school. You'll be stuck paying for a degree you don't have because they won't allow you to finish the track you were on when you enrolled if the program language changes. Which, by the way, happened 5 or 6 times while I was enrolled."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Travis C Halbesleben - 8/6/2019
Degree: Video Game Design
Graduation Year: 2022
"I was on track they had me started but then they said oh wait no we can accept you because of your criminal history so yea if you have a criminal history trying to change your life don't go here they are judgmental cricked assholes!!!Good luck with this 125000 dollars for a bachelors!!"
3.5 out of 5 stars
Zach - 6/19/2019
Degree: Cloud Computing
Graduation Year: 2020
"4 months in and I enjoy it for the most part. Expect long hours between lecture/lab and homework some months 40 hours a week cumulative time spent. Little time for work so you will need a solid support structure. Six of us in a class for my degree program most veterans so that helps a bunch. GI bill is the only reason I am going here very expensive school so keep that in mind."
1.1 out of 5 stars
Felecia - 6/9/2019
Graduation Year: 2019
"Here's my take on this school as an online course. This is a fast paced course study with no emphasis on actually learning from the instructors. Everything that is fed to you as study material is all YouTube instructional videos. Most of the course material is from outside sources like Lynda, Adobe, and YouTube. For the money I don't believe the instructors teach they just make sure you understand what is required to complete the assignment. I made it through to an Associates Degree and if I ever consider this again, I'll be going to a traditional college. I thought I was going to learn a skill that I've always wanted to learn and now I feel as though I've wasted valuable time and money. I pretty much took this course for the equipment and not the experience of learning. The online experience for this course is horrible. I almost allowed my daughter to enroll here but I definitely reconsidered and we are looking elsewhere for her continuing education."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Alex - 6/5/2019
Graduation Year: 2019
"Between the course directors and their level of engagement with students, the courses and their ability to provide valuable insights into the music industry, and the rigor (consistency and the level of challenge offered by classes), this program has definitely helped me learn an exceptional amount when it comes to my desired career within the music industry. I would highly recommend this program to anyone looking for a career within the entertainment or music industry."
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