Full Sail University

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School Overview

Founded in Dayton, Ohio in 1979, Full Sail University is a private, for-profit university that relocated to Florida in 1980 and to its current location in Winter Park in 1989. While nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), Full Sail is not regionally accredited.

Full Sail offers associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in various career-oriented disciplines including design, film production, video production, computer animation, audio and other entertainment and media-related fields of study. In all, Full Sail offers students a selection of over 35 degrees and 2 graduate certificate programs. The school started offering online degree programs in 2007 and currently has about 17,000 students. TA Associates, a private equity firm, is one of the owners of Full Sail University.

Full Sail University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (407) 679-0100
Website: www.fullsail.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private for-profit
Apply Online: https://apply.fullsail.edu/
Address: 3300 University Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32792-7429
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 21,666
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 26%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 27 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 28 (0% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $24,513
Out-of-state Tuition: $24,513
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 81%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $8,083

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Full Sail University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Full Sail University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 2135
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 2333
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 154
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 3102
Education 11
Engineering 11
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 11
English Language and Literature/Letters 122
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1111
Visual and Performing Arts 13165
Grand total 7294119

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Full Sail University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $24,513
Out-of-state $24,513
Books and supplies $530

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $17,940
Out-of-state $17,940

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 2,180 81%
Grant or scholarship aid 2,059 77% $8,083
Student loan aid 1,831 68% $12,207

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 12,459 67% $6,443
Federal student loans 10,676 57% $10,876

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Full Sail University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Full Sail University students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Full Sail University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 21,666
Undergraduate enrollment 19,985
Graduate enrollment 1,681

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Full Sail University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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