About Full Sail University

We’re Different.

When we began, we set out to offer something different in the world of education — providing real-world environments for students to hone their crafts. Today, Full Sail University has evolved to serve the many facets of entertainment media and emerging technologies. We’re a community united by the drive to create and the courage to be different.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee40
SAT Range
ACT Range

School Highlights:

  • America’s Top Online Colleges – Newsweek, 2023
  • Top 25 Private Augmented/Virtual Reality Schools in the U.S. – Animation Career Review, 2021
  • Top 50 Game Design: Undergraduate – Princeton Review, 2022
  • Top 50 Graphic Design Schools in the U.S. – Animation Career Review, 2022


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Full Sail University.

“We”re apathetic”
“We know about current events and vote”
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
“We save it for the classroom”
“Sometimes, but not often”
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
“All the time, including weekends”
“I”m always terrified”
“I only go out in groups”
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
“I feel extremely safe”
“We don”t play sports”
“We play recreationally”
“We bought the gear”
“We live for the big game”
“It”s not really our thing”
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
“There are a variety of opportunities”
“We”re a very artistic group”
“Haven”t met them”
“Available in class”
“They keep regular office hours”
“They”re always available”
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
“We”re not into drinking at all”
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
“We only party on weekends”
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
“Never, we”re here to learn”
“There might be people who do”
“People are known to partake on weekends”
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Full Sail University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    90 Students rated on-campus housing 2.3 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    66 Students rated off-campus housing 4.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    105 Students rated campus food 3.7 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    131 Students rated campus facilities 4.6 stars. 66 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    132 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 61 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    129 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    128 Students rated local services 4.4 stars. 59 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    132 Students rated academics 4.5 stars. 61 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Full Sail University?

139 Students rated Full Sail University

joshua - 01/04/2024

love it!! everything is amazing the staff the students the campus the equipment the vibe energy and anything that is there is just a positive give to learn and expand you’re regions if you’re into audio engineering. plus being in florida makes it better!

Brandon - 11/23/2023

I love the school. The professors are all current working professionals and are always up-to-date on industry practices and standards. The facilities and technology available to students are top notch. They really care about the success of their students, both inside the classroom and in the workforce after graduation as well.

Maliyah - 06/22/2023

Great school, great major, and a great choice as long as it is what interests you. I have never seen an accredited program similar to this one and I am extremely grateful that I found this school during a time when the video game industry was expanding.

david - 02/04/2023

Great school for expanding career

Full Sail University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Full Sail University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Full Sail University is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I would tell my high school self to calm down and take a breath. I would tell her that it's all a process and it will all come in time. I would tell her the Master's program will be here before she knows it and to enjoy the experience. I would tell her to not let the little things stress her out but just take it in stride.

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Perhaps the worst thing about my school would be the price, but then again i wouldn't complain because i understand that they teach us with the latest equipment and the equipment is not exactly cheap, i would say it is worth it. Another dissadvantage would be the timing issue. Sometimes you may have class at 1 in the morning till 5 in the morning, but that bothers some people, one must remember it is a REAL WORLD EDUCATION, thus meaning, after graduation, you may work in a studio that you can only work at certain times.

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  4. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    Before I came to this school or even before I had graduated I wish I would have known how hard it was going to be to get funding for school. I would have started sooner and done as much as humanly possible to get funding to attend school, I would have had to have worked 2 full-time jobs to just afford living expenses. I wish I would have known more ways to get funding as well.

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  5. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are impeccable and are driven to succeed.

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  6. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I brag about the job placement, how high tech this school is and that I receive a MAC laptop with my tuition. And of course the classes and the backlot behind the school.

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  7. What's unique about your campus?

    They are always there to help when someone needs it.

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  8. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The kind of people who should attend this school are creative, hard working, open minded individuals. People who can step out of their comfort zones and addapt to an ever changing industry and culture should attend this school.

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  9. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Not able to describe it. You must visit and see it for you own eyes. Beyond advanced in technology! If you want to major in any type of enterntainment, graphic designs, or gaming then this the school for you.

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  10. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    I have not yet came accross any such event or a thing that frustrated me. Though, nothing in life is perfect so one will always find good and bad everywhere they go.

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  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    My school is best known for music. That's kind of how it all started. from recording in a small van to a huge campus over the years. It came out to be the most successful music school in America.

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  12. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Full Sail is a very hands on multi-media school really prepares you for a career in the entertainment industry. Besides its rigourous class schedule, Full Sail students are graded on professionalism at all times. You earn Global Professionalism Standard Points thru community outreach projects or you can loose GPS ponts for handing in a project late etc. Deadlines are very important in the entertainment industry and that is the purpose behind the GPS grading scale. Full Sail also furnishes every student with a 15'' Mac pwr. book. Loaded with all the top notch apps. needed to be successful.

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  13. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Full Sail University is all about preparing the students for a real world professional potential employee of the media industry hence a student who is not professional should not take any of the courses at this school. One who is not ready for the demanding hours of what a full production would bring should also avoid attending Full Sail. In a nut shell, a person who is about doing things on their time and their way and not as a team unit should not attend this school.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    Very fun and interesting.....Full knowledge and understanding of what I will need, and need to know in my field of study in the real world industry.

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  15. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Helping out with all of the productions and events that happen constantly on campus.

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  16. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I love Full Sail University's Film Program, especially the all instructors who teach in the three awesome Lighting Classes in CandyLand.

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  17. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    The stereotype at my school is that once you are done with your program, you will be fully knowledgeable and well prepared for the industry. As far as you want to go, you will go. Yes this stereotype is accurate, the success stories speaks for itself.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

87% of students attending Full Sail University receive some sort of financial aid. 53% were awarded federal grants. While 71% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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$0 - $30K
$30 - $48K
$48 - $75K
$75 - $110K
$110K & UP

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