• Address: 3300 University Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32792

  • Phone Number: 800.226.7625

  • Website: https://www.fullsail.edu/

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About Full Sail University

Full Sail University was established in the year 1979 and is a private for-profit type institute. The university is situated in Dayton, Ohio and it initially started as a recording studio. Later, it moved to Central Florida in the year 1989 and since then it has been providing a real-time experience to the students with a full professional experience.

The university has spread its fields in media, entertainment, film-making, and digital media through more than 30 apartment complexes within a five-mile radius of campus, many of which are within walking distance.

It has representatives located in several countries across the world including China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, India, South Korea, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.

  • The student-faculty ratio of the university is 23:1.

  • The total graduation rate is 42%

  • The total student population is 19,443.

  • The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) has accredited the university.

  • Full Sail University address is 3300 University Boulevard Winter Park, Florida 32792.


Full Sail University Online

  • The online facility of the university offers various distance education programs.

  • The programs can be accessed at the online portal and the curriculum structure is flexible. It provides diverse courses which are fully available online and the tuition fee is lesser as compared to the other universities.

  • The credits can be transferred conveniently. The university offers Bachelors, Masters and Certificate programs online.

  • The university also offers support for military and is veterans friendly.

  • Full Sail University login is known as 'Connect' which is an online community for both the traditional and online students where they can interact with the other students and faculty.

  • The students can stay updated with their schedules, grades, attendance and the latest news and events related to the university through Connect.


Full Sail University Schools

The university offers education through the following schools

School of Art and Design Film and Television School
School of Business Game School
School of Music Media and Communication School
School of Technology Sports Marketing and Management School.

Full Sail University Tuition 

The tuition fee for the courses varies on a yearly basis and program type. Following is the total tuition for different degree types.

  • Bachelors Degree average tuition fee is $55,367

  • Masters Degree average tuition fee is $28,455

  • For Graduate Certificate, the average tuition fee is $7,350

Full Sail University Programs

The university offers 29 online programs across 8 disciplines. The majors are Business Management, Computer Science, Design, Fine Arts, Information Technology, Music, Media Studies and Education.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing for Entertainment Bachelor of Science in Digital Cinematography
Undergraduate Certificate in Audio Production Bachelor of Science in Music Business
Graduate Certificate in Business Administration Graduate Certificate in Education
Master of Fine Arts in Media Design Masters of Science in Entertainment Business

Full Sail University Financial Aid

Financial assistance is available for the students in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study programs. Students looking for financial aid facilities can fill the FAFSA form. Full Sail University federal school code is 016812.

The Federal Aid that the students receive is Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Direct Subsidized Loan, Federal Direct PLUS Loan, and Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan.

A number of financial assistance are given to students who have a military background. The different Military Aid programs that are awarded include Yellow Ribbon Program, Post 9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery G.I. Bill, Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP), Vocational Rehabilitation, Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance Program (DEA), Fry Scholarship, and Tuition Assistance Program.

The university offers scholarships to online as well as traditional students based on various eligibility criteria. Some of the Full Sail Scholarships that are awarded to students are Dedication Scholarship, Entertainment and Media Industry Scholarship for Women, Merit Scholarships, Anniversary Scholarship, and many more.


Full Sail University Reviews and Rankings

The following reviews and rankings based on the student's feedback can give an insight into the university.

  • Flexible timings are available for the course and hence it can be completed before the traditional courses.

  • Few online software can be availed at a discounted rate from the university.

  • Enrolment in a degree program can be done at any time of the year.

  • The university tries to keep the online students connected like the traditional students.

  • The Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools & Colleges (FAPSC) named the university 'School/College of the Year' consecutively for three years.

  • The university was ranked among the 'Best Colleges for Vets' by the Military Times EDGE Magazine.


Full Sail University Campus

The university has many areas like live venues, production studios, Hollywood style blackout, and many others through which the students will gain a practical experience in the fields of technology, arts, and music, and production tools.

  • Clubs and Events - The university has various clubs and associations to keep the students busy. It hosts an open house every month when the university can be explored.

  • Student Center- The International Student Center provides international admissions, enrollment, and student support teams to help students through every step of their academic journey.

Full Sail University Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private For-Profit
Also see:
For-Profit vs Not-For-Profit

Headquartered at

Winter Park, Florida

FAFSA/Federal School Code

016812
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What is FAFSA school code?
How to fill FAFSA application?

Institutional Accreditation

ACCSC
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What is Accreditation in Colleges and Universities?

Historically Black College or University

No

Facilities

Military Friendly, Yellow Ribbon Program, Veterans Friendly

Data Source: https://www.fullsail.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Full Sail University Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 23: 1
Total Population 19,443
Gender Division Male: 71 % Female: 29 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 41 %

The College Monk

Female: 43 %

Total Graduation Rate: 42 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Full Sail University Majors and Online Programs

Schools and Colleges in Full Sail University

School of Art + Design

Majors available

Literature History

School of Business

Majors available

Business Management

School of Music

Majors available

Paralegal Studies

School of Technology

Majors available

Information Technology

Film and Television School

Majors available

Science

Game School

Majors available

History Information Technology

Media and Communication School

Majors available

Science Business Management

Sports Marketing and Management School

Majors available

Business Management

Full Sail University Admissions and Application Requirement

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $40
Graduate Application Fee $40

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.


Full Sail University Admission Process

Admissions to Full Sail University

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Programs

  • Completion of the application form

  • Completion of high school / General Educational Development(GED).

  • Official transcripts from previous institutions attended

  • Government-issued photo identification

  • Interview with an Admissions Representative


Admission Requirements for Graduate Program

  • Completion of the online application form.

  • A Bachelor's degree or higher with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 / A baccalaureate degree or higher from an accredited university.

  • Required documents for the degree program opted.

  • A government-issued photo identification.


Admission Requirements for International Applicants

  • Completion of the application form.

  • Candidates must submit transcripts from previous institutions attended.

  • Submission of scores from a recognized language proficiency exam if the candidate's native language is not English.

  • A signed Enrollment Agreement and documentation of financial guarantee for funding of the degree program selected.

Full Sail University Financial Aid and Scholarships

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,221 An Undergraduate student. U.S. Citizen or eligible immigrant. June 30th, 2019
Federal supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $527 An Undergraduate student. U.S. Citizen or eligible immigrant. June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $10,888 U.S. Citizen or an eligible immigrant. Accepted as a Regular student. June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loan $29,631 U.S. Citizen or an eligible immigrant. Accepted as a Regular student. June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized Loan $10,888 U.S. Citizen or an eligible immigrant. Accepted as a Regular student. June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Aid

State Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Florida Bright Futures Scholarship $1,048 High School Graduates. Residents of Florida. August 31st, 2018
State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG) $1,048 Residents of Florida. Demonstrate financial need. Varies

Data Source: https://www.fullsail.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Institutional Aid

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Dedication Scholarship $1,000 250 words essay. CGPA with 3.0 Varies
Entertainment & Media Industry Scholarship $2,000 Female first-time student. Demonstrate exceptional ability and dedication. Varies
Anniversary Scholarship $10,000 250 words essay. Varies
Merit Scholarship $3,000 18 years. CGPA with 3.0. Varies

Data Source: https://www.fullsail.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military Aid

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Yellow Ribbon Program Varies Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies
Post 9/11 GI Bill $12,763 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 90 days after Sep10,2001. Undergraduate students. Varies
Montgomery GI Bill Varies Served period of 36 months after September 10, 2001. Varies
Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) Varies Contributed to the program while on active duty Varies
Vocational Rehabilitation Varies Service-connected Disability. Varies
Survivors and Dependent Educational Assistance Program (DEA) Varies Service members who are permanently disabled or died. Varies
Fry Scholarship Varies Children and spouses of a member of Armed Forces who died after September 11, 2001 Varies
Tuition Assistance Program $1,955 Served period of 36 months after September 10, 2001. Undergraduate students. Varies

Data Source: https://www.fullsail.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $28,548
$30,001 - $48,000 $27,712
$48,001 - $75,000 $28,844
$75,001 - $110,000 $29,621
Over $110,000 $36,533

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 53% $4,373
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 82% $8,784
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 53% $4,403
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 52% $9,267
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 71% $14,194
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 71% $10,914
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 27,840
Military Aid
Number of students receiving (DOD) tuition assistance: 54
Total tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $123,137
Average tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $2,280
Tuition Policies for Veterans and Military https://www.fullsail.edu/admissions/military
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 3,339 $14,866
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 3,001 $15,033
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 338 $13,385

Data Source: https://www.fullsail.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Full Sail University FAQ

  Does Full Sail University offer both majors and minors?


No. It doesn't offer majors and minors simultaneously. Students should complete one program and start another.

  Does Full Sail University provide laptops to the students?


It has ties with Apple and HP, and therefore receive an institutional discount to purchase these laptops.

  What happens if I fail a course?


If you fail a course by maintaining attendance percentage from the University you will be given 2 more chances without any additional fees.

  Does tuition cover my books expenses such as textbooks, manuals, media, production materials, lab fees, technology fees, and other associated costs noted?


Yes. The tuition fee covers all of these expenses.

  Does Full Sail University accept credits from other institutions?


Yes. It accepts the credits from other institutions. You can transfer Full Sail University credits to other institutes also. However, it depends on the discretion of the accepting Institute.

  Does Full Sail University offer scholarships to the students?


Yes. It offers both need-based and merit-based scholarships to the eligible students.

  Does Full Sail University require SAT or ACT score to provide admission?


No. SAT or ACT scores are not mandatory to provide admission to the students.

  What is the FAFSA/Federal school code of Full Sail University?


016812 is the federal school code of the university.

  What is the address of Full Sail University?


Its address is 3300 University Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32792.

  Is Full Sail University accredited?


It is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

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