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3 College Senior

Overall Experience: Overall, I have learned quite a bit - obviously more than what I knew before I enrolled at Full Sail, but I honestly feel that for the outrageous price of ~$80,000, I could have gotten such a better, higher quality education at a different, non-profit school. I probably would have had better quality instructors and more organized classes.

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2 College Senior

Overall Experience: The best way I can sum this particular answer up is by saying that had I known what the instructors and classes were going to be like and had I known how much it was ACTUALLY going to cost me in student loans, I never would have signed up to attend this school. I also wish I would have realized what for-profit schools like Full Sail really care about. Lesson learned.

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3 College Senior

Overall Experience: I don't have very much to offer as to insight on these topics, but I've heard that they do a great deal to try and help their graduating/graduated students find jobs or internships when they are done with school. I do also believe they have some sort of alumni network for former students to join after graduation.

3 College Senior

Online Courses: Online classes can be a wonderful thing. It allows you to essentially "go to class" whenever you're able to or want to, but that also comes at a price. You have to have a lot of self-discipline and really know how to manage your time because unlike traditional in-person classes, you are the one in control of when you work on school projects. You don't have the luxury of being told exactly when to come in or leave. I'd have to say the absolute hardest thing with online classes is getting/receiving help/assistance from the instructors. It is so much harder to converse or get your point across through emails or IM messages. Online instructors also seem to have a very limited schedule as to when they can help you. I've had a few instructors at Full Sail that only had "office hours" between 9 and 5. That time is exactly when majority of people taking the online classes are at work, so that's completely pointless.

4 College Senior

Student Body: One of the cool things about Full Sail (especially the online part) is that you get to work with and talk to people from all over the world. There are some students from as far away as Portugal. There is a very wide variety of ethnicity and origins in the Full Sail student body.

1 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: In the initial enrollment process, they tell you the base cost of the program, which, for me, was a little over $53,000. They told me multiple times that they cannot estimate the actual amount I would end up owing because apparently things change constantly with their financial processes. Right away, I was told that I needed an additional $12,000 just to attend the school because my FAFSA did not cover all of my tuition. Eventually, I had to take out around $24,000 in additional private student loans from Sallie Mae to cover remaining tuition costs for each semester. They were never correct on the amount that I would owe per semester. It was extremely frustrating to have to take out multiple private student loans for my tuition costs. It's also incredibly frustrating that they never know exactly what your program will cost you. I finally figured out what my total tuition cost will be just recently, which is a little over $79,000 (I also have $9,600 from a previous school), so around $89,000 total.

4 College Senior

Career Services: Full Sail does help students out with finding new jobs in their area and they provide a good amount of research and statistics on the various job industries and job success stories.

3 College Senior

Academic Experience: The program is an accelerated one, so you're doing a class every month (every 4 weeks), which is great because I will be getting my Bachelors in a little over 2 years, but at the same time, it makes it very hard to really grasp concepts from the classes because you have such little time to learn the material.

It also feels like they are constantly changing the curriculum of the program. For example, classes that I've already taken since April of 2013 (when I started) have either been eliminated, renamed, or changed/altered.

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3 College Senior

Academic Experience: While Full Sail University offers a great range of degrees you can get, the prices are outrageous and the online classes simply just are not worth that high price. They don't have tutors - some classes have lab assistants, but not very many. Majority of the online instructors I've had have been either really hard to get a hold of or they simply just don't answer your questions or when they do, they give you one to two-line answers. The workload is probably the right amount and is probably very manageable if you don't work full-time, but when you work full-time (like most people do) and are trying to do this full-time accelerated program at the same time, it's very difficult to manage your time and get things done in the allotted time.

3 College Senior

Campus Resources: I can't say anything about campus resources because my program is online, but the resources they have for the online students are very few and far between. I can't even tell you what two of them would be.

3 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: I did not even attempt to transfer my credits from my old school. I only think one of them would have transferred if I had tried. I had a different major, and Full Sail is very major focussed.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Honestly I am so impressed with the communication at this school. I lived on campus at a different university that I had to leave and the communication with the staff and faculty was horrible compared to my online experience at Full Sail. It is always easy to reach someone when I have to call about something. They are really interested in the progress of individuals.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: So far, I am honestly in love with this school. Keeping up with the work is very hard, but more than worth it.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There is plenty of networking opportunities with Full Sail.

5 College Sophomore

Online Courses: I was surprised with how much interaction was available to online students. I have taken online classes from other schools and communication with peers was not good at all. It was very isolating. Full Sail however, has so much interaction. The GoToSessions are live classes (you don't have to attend them live there are archived versions) and you can verbally communicate with classmates and your instructor in real time. It is very effective.

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5 College Sophomore

Student Body: As far as I have seen with my online classes, the classes are very diverse.

5 College Sophomore

Tuition & Financial Aid: It is always easy to get a hold of someone for help throughout the financial aid process.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Career Services: There are so many successful Full Sail Grads this provides a lot of networking opportunities.

5 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: As an online Music Production student I will receive a launchbox with a lot of recording software and equipment.

4 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: I love the focused curriculum. The registration process is very easy. However the workload is very heavy.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: I am an online student, but from what I can access the resources are amazing. The way Full Sail reaches out to their online students is amazing.

4 College Junior

Career Services: They really take care of you as far as education goes for our industry. Job Prospects are actually well taken care of at my college. They invite you to improve in your work by making you challenge yourself in various levels. I'd say everything is great in the education that they give to the students just the tuition is the down side.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Overall Experience: The professors treat us like professionals.

1 person found this useful Report
College Senior

Career Services: I am still in school.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Academic Experience: I take my education seriously and make the most of each opportunity.

1 person found this useful Report
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