Full Sail University Online

by TBS Staff

Updated August 18, 2022 • 1 min read


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  • Emphasizes real–world experience in entertainment and media programs.
  • Students can lock in their tuition cost for the duration of their program.
  • Accelerated programs take about half the time required by traditional universities.


Full Sail University offers creative programs filled with real–world, hands-on experiences that help students launch careers in media and the arts. Located in a suburb of Orlando, Florida, Full Sail’s proximity to Disney and Universal Studios gives students access to experienced faculty, cutting-edge internships, and plentiful job opportunities. Students at Full Sail also complete their programs in about half the time it takes to get a traditional degree, thanks to the university’s unique accelerated degree system.

Full Sail University Statistics

Public/Private Private For–Profit
Student–to–Faculty Ratio 24:1
Full–Time Freshman Retention Rate 67%
Graduation Rate 43%
Required Standardized Test(s) Skills Assessment Test
Accreditation Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
Student Population 15,000
Minority Enrollment 61%
Date Founded 1979
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Full Sail University’s Accreditation, Tuition, and Admissions Information

Accreditation and Approvals

Full Sail University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).


Full Sail University tuition is locked in for the duration of the program and includes books and supplies.

Program Level Cost
Undergraduate On–Campus (varies by program) $525–$696 per credit hour
Undergraduate Online $450 per credit hour
Graduate Studies On–Campus (varies by program) $534–$850 per credit hour
Graduate Studies Online (varies by program) $569–$778 per credit hour

*Tuition information taken from the Full Sail University website, based on the 2019–2020 school year.


Full Sail’s admission requirements vary by program.

Undergraduate applicants do not have to abide by traditional application deadlines or submit ACT or SAT scores. They do, however, need to take a technology orientation and assessment module. Students pursuing majors in computer animation and game art need artistic skills; those working toward degrees in game development, computer science, and simulation and visualization need a background in math and programming.

Graduate applicants should hold a bachelor’s degree demonstrating a minimum 2.0 GPA. They do not have to submit GRE scores.

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Online Degrees Offered

Full Sail University offers three online certificates, 18 online bachelor’s degrees, and 11 online master’s degrees. All their degrees focus on media and the arts.

*Statistics and school profile information collected from the National Center for Education Statistics and the Full Sail University website.

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