Winter Park, FL
Full Sail University


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Recent Reviews

NeAzja
What is your overall opinion of this school?

From what I've seen so far I'm actually really excited to attend. The alumni I've spoken with are also very satisfied with th...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

From what I've seen so far I'm actually really excited to attend. The alumni I've spoken with are also very satisfied with their experience attending this college. As an average student I wish tuition for my desired programs weren't so pricey but based on the success stories I've heard I guess I can sort of understand it. During the tour everyone on staff seemed very friendly and seemed to genuinely enjoy working there so that's a pretty good sign.

Rodell
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It's a good place to study. It's lot of work though. Campus life is cool. Lots of creative and talented individuals are every...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a good place to study. It's lot of work though. Campus life is cool. Lots of creative and talented individuals are everywhere. School days are long. you go from 9 to 5. It's really good school if you want to learn about the entertainment industry.

Bianca
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Full Sail is a great school that lets students unleash there creative mind. Gives them freedom to be themselves instead of hi...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Full Sail is a great school that lets students unleash there creative mind. Gives them freedom to be themselves instead of hiding it from others that they'd feel is judging them.

roy
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full sail university speaks for itself, striving for the best to be the best for all of there student to become successful in...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

full sail university speaks for itself, striving for the best to be the best for all of there student to become successful in any field they offer; everyone from the counsilors to the teachers care for the student life to stop retention and push graduation.

Jasmine
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If you want to learn how to be a part of the entertainment industry in a relatively short amount of time, then this just migh...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

If you want to learn how to be a part of the entertainment industry in a relatively short amount of time, then this just might be the place. A lot of people complain that Full Sail's curriculum is very difficult and rigorous if you don't put the work into it. That is VERY true. Each class is about 3-4 weeks - that right there is a full term in Full Sail. Most of the time, you have a weekly deadline for assignments. Sometimes, you only have two days and you won't know about it unless you're constantly checking the school's website. I'm currently in the extended program where you only take one class a month, three days a week, for a total of 22-26 months for my degree program (Computer Animation). Other students are in the regular program where they do two classes a month, six days a week. If you plan on entering this school, please be aware of the amount of time and dedication you are willing to put into this school. You will NOT have a lot of free time. The only day you will not be scheduled classes for is Sunday - and more often than not, Sunday is your deadline day. Your classes can be from 9am-5pm one month and then 5pm-1am another. Full Sail expects you to manage your time and manage yourself - there is very little hand holding outside of initial instruction and additional help that you will have to seek out yourself. However, even though I've said all of this - I wouldn't trade going here to anywhere else. This school lives and breathes on entertainment. Every day, the professors are very likely to walk into the class and gush about the newest game or movie they have played or seen before getting into instruction. There's a school event almost every week and the school is very proud of its alumni and the current students. Walking through the hallways, you're going to be drowned by all the work that current students have made while attending - and they're always switching out every couple of months. You will have people from professional media businesses walking through the hallways on a regular basis. There are walls literally filled with names of popular media such as "Finding Nemo" or "Game of Thrones" and lists of alumni who have worked on them. Full Sail University prides itself on its immersive and real-time experience on the job with the degree programs it offers. Cons: No campus housing - Full Sail does offer a housing guide and a system for rooming students together as long as you request it beforehand. For Profit/Expensive - My tuition is about $80,000, which is going to be about the same price for most of the degree programs. The good thing is that Full Sail offers a wide variety of scholarships. I did, in fact, win a $16,000 scholarship with an essay before switching out for a $35,000 scholarship that can't be used with any other Full Sail Scholarship. The school does allow external scholarships. Rigorous - All my teachers so far have opened class on the same basis: If you do not have the drive to work hard in their class, you will fail. You only have a month to learn the subject material of one class and you are then expected to apply what you've learned in the future. If you fail it, you will have to take it again. Pros: Accredited - Full Sail is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), and is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education (CIE), Florida Department of Education. Immersive Job Experience - You will be taking a class for at least 8 hours a day. Most of that time is spent working on the classwork. For instance, in my Model Creation class, we would spend about 2 hours on lecture before given the next 6 hours to work on our weekly assignment, modeling objects for a kitchen scene. If you're in game design chances are that near the end of the time at Full Sail, you have already made a beta version of your game and have sent a notice on the Full Sail website asking students (and possibly professors) to test it for you. School Events - The school events are the life of Full Sail. Yesterday (May 24th), they held a Veterans Day block party with food and contests with prizes. And don't even get me started on Hall of Fame week. It's an entire week dedicated to alumni coming back to Full Sail to share what they have learned in their industry and critique student portfolios. Full Sail students are put in charge of the lighting, special effects, and music for most of the time, including the final event: the Hall of Fame induction ceremony where a group of alumni have their achievements permanently made a part of Full Sail's Hall of Fame area. This is an area where every student has to go into at some point during their career at Full Sail, usually multiple times. There are no classes that week so every student is encouraged to come out and celebrate. Summary: Full Sail University is a fantastic school filled with opportunity - but if you're not willing to handle the cons, then I advise you to check out another school. However, I still recommend at least getting in touch with an adviser just to see what Full Sail can do for you.

Gabryel
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Love the school concept of hands on and be learning what's really out there in life. Learn as I do it, for me it's the way to...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Love the school concept of hands on and be learning what's really out there in life. Learn as I do it, for me it's the way to go. Love the amount of help the school provides if you are serious about it. The quote of the CEO of the school is: Show me how serious you are about your dreams, and I will be serious about you". Amazing, love it.

Kayla
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Full Sail University is the dream school that I never thought I'd love as much as I do. I am a transfer student who went to t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Full Sail University is the dream school that I never thought I'd love as much as I do. I am a transfer student who went to two different fairly large universities before I transferred, both schools I hated. The classes felt disconnected, there was too much emphasis on greek life, sports, and the party scene, and the housing situations were crappy, to say the least. I transferred because I wanted to attend a place that cared about my education, valued my skills, and taught me how to better those skills so I can make it in the entertainment industry. Full Sail has been that place and more. If you want to make games, music, movies, or work with the latest tech, this school will open so many doors that'll get you into those AAA studios, or on the backlot of huge Hollywood films.

Steven
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Overall a great school with great students the professors and staff are very nice. Also, the Staff always answers any questio...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall a great school with great students the professors and staff are very nice. Also, the Staff always answers any question that I may have and if they don't have the answer they reach out to someone who can find out right there. Also, the campus is an amazing with the top of the line technopoly in all of the classroom I feel grateful to even attend a school like Full Sail University.

cutter
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Fairly a great school and learn a ton for my opportunities later on!

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Fairly a great school and learn a ton for my opportunities later on!

Hunter
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a great college and highly promote it.

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a great college and highly promote it.

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