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Full Sail University Overview

Located in Winter Park, Florida, Full Sail University is a private for-profit institution. Winter Park is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

What Is Full Sail University Known For?

4,888 Undergraduate Awards
  • The master's degree is the highest award offered at Full Sail University.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 97% of the faculty were full-time.
  • The average Full Sail University student graduates in 4.0 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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Full Sail University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Full Sail University has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#29 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#170 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#288 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Full Sail University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Human Computer Interaction Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Audiovisual Communications Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Human Computer Interaction Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Communications Technologies & Support Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Music Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular English Language & Literature Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Drama & Theater Arts Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Most Popular Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Full Sail University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Highest Paid Human Computer Interaction Graduates College Factual
#6 Highest Paid Drama & Theater Arts Graduates College Factual
#44 Best Visual & Performing Arts Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is Full Sail University?

Location of Full Sail University

Contact details for Full Sail University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3300 University Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32792-7429
Phone: 407-679-0100
Website: www.fullsail.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FullSailUniversity
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/fullsail

How Do I Get Into Full Sail University?

You can apply to Full Sail University online at: https://apply.fullsail.edu/

Full Sail University has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Full Sail University?

69% Take Out Loans
13.0% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Full Sail University, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $14,118 a year. That adds up to $56,472 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Full Sail University is 13.0%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Full Sail University Undergraduate Student Diversity

19,985 Full-Time Undergraduates
30% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are also 1,681 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 19,985 full-time undergraduates at Full Sail University, 70% are male and 30% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Full Sail University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Full Sail University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Full Sail University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 458
Black or African American 5,144
Hispanic or Latino 3,431
White 7,790
International Students 43
Other Races/Ethnicities 3,119

Geographic Diversity

Florida students aren't the only ones who study at Full Sail University. At this time, all 50 states and the District of Columbia are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 102 countries are represented at Full Sail University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Venezuela, and Brazil.

Online Learning at Full Sail University

14,554 Took All Classes Online
19,722 Took At Least One Class Online
4.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 31 bachelor’s degree and 17 master’s degree programs available online at Full Sail University. In 2017-2018, 19,722 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Full Sail University has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 8th most popular in Florida for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Full Sail University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Full Sail University was 4.2%. This is the #142 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Full Sail University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Full Sail University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Arts & Media Management 5%
Audiovisual Communications 14%
Communication & Journalism 30%
Communication & Media Studies 45%
Computer Information Systems 50%
English Language & Literature 14%
Fine & Studio Arts 35%
General Visual & Performing Arts 15%
Information Technology 19%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 3%
Writing Studies 14%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Full Sail University ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Full Sail University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Arts & Media Management #1
Audiovisual Communications #1
Human Computer Interaction #1
Music #2
General Visual & Performing Arts #3
Fine & Studio Arts #3
Journalism #3
Film, Video & Photographic Arts #4
Writing Studies #5
Communications Technologies & Support #5
Graphic Communications #5
Public Relations & Advertising #6
Entrepreneurial Studies #9
Design & Applied Arts #10
Computer Programming #10
Computer Software & Applications #10
English Language & Literature #11
Radio, Television & Digital Communication #13
Visual & Performing Arts #14
Management Information Systems #17
Communication & Media Studies #23
Instructional Media Design #25
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #30
Communication & Journalism #30
Marketing #41
Information Technology #47
Computer & Information Sciences #56
Education #65
Business Administration & Management #85
Business, Management & Marketing #93

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Full Sail University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Audiovisual Communications 360 64 245 0 0 669
Communication & Media Studies 471 15 123 0 0 609
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 48 420 0 104 572
Human Computer Interaction 0 61 392 0 73 526
Arts & Media Management 0 35 241 0 186 462
Writing Studies 0 47 232 0 121 400
Design & Applied Arts 0 71 231 0 83 385
Music 0 70 276 0 0 346
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 63 253 0 0 316
Fine & Studio Arts 0 37 237 0 0 274
Communications Technology 0 36 212 0 0 248
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 196 0 0 0 0 196
Marketing 0 7 41 34 56 138
Public Relations & Advertising 0 5 50 0 56 111
Drama & Theater Arts 0 10 95 0 0 105
Computer Science 0 15 71 0 0 86
Computer Programming 0 13 51 0 0 64
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 7 29 36
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0 0 35 35
Journalism 0 0 0 0 32 32
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 0 29 29
Information Technology 0 6 20 0 0 26
Computer Engineering 0 1 20 0 0 21
Computer Engineering Technology 0 2 18 0 0 20
Computer Information Systems 0 0 18 0 0 18
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 3 0 7 10
Graphic Communications 0 0 6 0 0 6
Business Administration & Management 0 0 0 0 0 0
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,027 606 3,255 41 811 5,740

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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