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

  • Phone Number: 800.226.7625

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

About

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 the 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.


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.

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  • 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 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.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private For-Profit

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Headquartered at

Winter Park, Florida

FAFSA/Federal School Code

016812

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Institutional Accreditation

ACCSC

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Historically Black College or University

No

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

Campus Life

Campus Life

The university has many areas like live venues, production studios, Hollywood style blackout, and many others through which the students will gain 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.

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.

Majors and Online Programs

Full Sail University offers 29 online programs across 8 Majors

Education

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Music

Offering 4 programs accross 2 degrees

Business Management

Offering 8 programs accross 3 degrees

Computer Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Fine Arts

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Media Studies

Offering 6 programs accross 2 degrees

Design

Offering 3 programs accross 1 degrees

Information Technology

Offering 3 programs accross 2 degrees

Admissions

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

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 the 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.


Acceptance Rate

Full Sail University acceptance rate is different and has an open admission policy. The university accepts almost all the students who apply with a decent academic background. The university offers both campus and online programs to enable students to pursue their education from the comfort of their own place.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Full Sail provides financial assistance in a variety of ways which include grants, loans, work-study, and scholarships. To remain eligible for financial aid, the student must maintain a status of Satisfactory Progress and meet other specific credit-hour/weeks-of-instruction requirements.

FSU grants & scholarships are given to online as well as traditional students based on various eligibility criteria. Students looking for financial aid facilities can fill the FAFSA form. Full Sail University Federal school code is 016812.

Federal Aid

Full Sail provides federal aid in the form of grants, loans, and work-study. The minimum eligibility criteria require you to be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen.

International students can check out their aid details in the international section in admissions. Find the federal financial aid available at Full Sail University down below.

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 Grants and Scholarships

There are a few scholarships available for the Florida residents at Full Sail. One of its state scholarships is for the media students to encourage and develop them. Along with it, the Florida residents are also eligible for the Florida Bright Future scholarship which is accepted by this university.

Find out detailed information in the table below.

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.

Scholarships and Grants

The university provides a variety of scholarships to its students. Full Sail University scholarships are available to both eligible US Resident students as well as international students.

Two of its featured online students' scholarships are 'Momentum Scholarship' and 'Courage and Creativity Scholarship'. The recipient of both these awards is eligible to receive funds in excess of $18000.

Find out a few available scholarships and grants in the table below along with their eligibility and average rewards.

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 and Veteran Benefits

The veterans at Full Sail University always find unlimited assistance from the university for their academic and professional matters. The university deployed a special admissions team who are expert in understanding the unique circumstances of military and veteran life.

Find more about the military aid available at Full Sail in the table below.

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
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.

FAQ's

  Do they offer both majors and minors?

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

  Do they 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.

  Do they accept credits from other institutions?

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

  Does it offer scholarships to the students?

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

  Do I need SAT or ACT score to get an admission?

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

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