Full Sail University Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(4.11 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 73 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: ACCSC
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 19,443 (17,564 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 23 to 1
  • Annual Tuition: $17,699
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Film Production
Graduation Year: 2016

Everything I've seen so far with full sail is really top notch. Can't wait to begin my coursework there in the fall!
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Creative Writing
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: Industry standard programs and hardware. Textbooks included with tuition (computer is additional, but it's HIGHLY RECOMMENDED you get it from the school), so you don't have to worry about ordering your books yourself. Teachers have industry experience. Networking is fun and effective. Public transportation. Cons: If you use VA benefits, the advisors are hard to get in touch with. Career support is going as good as the places you already/trying to live. Don't try to get TWO jobs, it's not going to happen. High-priced living area (location, location, location). Tip: Even though interning requires your coursework to be fully completed, apply for internships anyway, so if you graduate before the start of the internship you have a chances at being selected because you applied early. Also, the theme parks are a good side job, but some require you to work 90 days without a schedule change. If that's something you're interested in, work the 90 days before you start school so you change your availability to fit your school schedule. I recommend Universal Studios.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Instructional Technology
Graduation Year: 2010

The information and courses provided through the program were great! However, the University lacked in accreditation, with a National Accreditation you would think it would be widely respected and accepted. That's not the case, Full Sail University should apply for a Regional Accreditation for the Masters in Education to be widely accepted.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Film Production
Graduation Year: 2015

Excellent program. Hands On real world experience. All the instructors have extensive industry experience making the education and course contents more valuable.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros of this program is its at one of the best schools in the world. The teachers are very professional and really industry professionals. This means they can relate and mentor the students based off experience not just what a book tells them to teach. Cons is lack of scholarships to help you pay for schooling. Thats about it. This school is great!
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Creative Writing
Graduation Year: 2014

Full Sail University's Creative Writing program was awesome. I would put it up against any other Creative Writing MFA out there. The online program consisted of the same education quality as the campus. The teachers were always accessible, and they are working writers themselves, with real entertainment industry experience. Their Creative Writing MFA program was a challenge, but the course work was valuable and applicable to the writing industry. I would recommend Full Sail to anyone looking to enter the entertainment industry. The support from teachers and fellow students was great. The only negative I can say about their online program, is that it can be hard to maintain a social life, as the Creative Writing MFA is a one year accelerated program. I think maintaining a social lifestyle mostly dependS on the person. Full Sail University rocks. I'm glad I went through their MFA program.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Creative Writing
Graduation Year: 2014

The program overall was great. My only regre is that is the school is only nationally accredited versus regionally accredited.
2.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Instructional Technology
Graduation Year: 2015

There are several of advantages and a couple significant disadvantages to attending Full Sail online. The program that I attended was the Education Technology & Media Design Certificate Program. One of the advantages of taking education technology courses from Full Sail is that the instructors are approaching the subject from a technology background instead of a traditional education background, which puts the focus more on technical skill development and practice more than on theory. Though, make no mistake, the classes do incorporate contemporary educational thought and learning theories. The instructors are knowledgeable, available, experienced, and very passionate about the subjects they teach. I feel as though I learned some key principles and became comfortable using new techniques, such as gaming and creating instructional videos, to deliver content to my students. Most of all, I felt as though I was able to immediately apply what I was learning in my own classroom practice. Notwithstanding, there are a couple disadvantages that would unfortunately prevent me from making the choice to attend Full Sail again in the future. First, the school, though it advertises as being accredited and IS fully accredited, its accreditation is such that it is qualified as a trade school and therefore is not considered a true college by other schools. The result of this is that you are not likely to find a school that will take transfer credits from Full Sail because they are not considered college credits. That is what makes the second disadvantage so much heavier a blow. The cost for a Full Sail degree or certificate is at least 1.5 times the national average for public institutions. Usually, it’s about twice as much. This would be easy to argue away on the basis of it being a private art school, and any successful Full Sail admissions salesman would do just that, if the credits transferred or articulated in some way with other programs around the country. That being said, can you get a quality education at Full Sail, yes you can. I really hope they find a way to get regionally accredited as a full-blown, true credit granting university because they’ve got really good, cutting-edge programs. If you are planning on being an entrepreneur and you’re not paying for the tuition because your rich uncle works for WWE, a strong Full Sail affiliate, then I say sure, go for it! I thoroughly enjoyed my teachers, they send you a nice tech/software package (which your rich uncle is actually going to have to pay for), and at least among the film industry, they are a top producer of successful students. Could you get the same or better education at another online school for a third of the cost and split the savings with your rich uncle? If you’re as good a salesman as the Full Sail admissions guys, you might just pocket all of the savings!
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

The professors are very hands on and there are many opportunities to network with your peers and professors. There should be more scholarship opportunities for online students. The tuition is quite high.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

The expense of this graduate program is a bit much. More scholarships for online students should be available. On the other hand, the university is very hands on with their students online and you can tell the want their students to succeed.
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