Full Sail University Reviews
There are currently 7 reviews of Full Sail University
Reviewed by: Mike B on February 10th, 2010 featured
I am a Full Sail Online student and I couldn't be happier with the entire experience. Their online learning portal is coherent and easy to navigate. Instuctors--at least the one's that I've had--are knowledgable and offer demanding, but not overwhelming, assignments and expectations. Just as the profession would expect of their employees. The cost, while high, is justified by the Launchbox program. This supplies students with a Mac laptop with all the software pertinant to the course program
Reviewed by: tim t, Master in business-administration-degrees on March 19th, 2012
Full Sail Unversity...to the person that stated (FSU) is not Florida State Unversity. really people!!!WOW
Reviewed by: fs i, Bachelor in on January 20th, 2011
I attended Full Sail for seven months in 2009/2010. I was in the film program.I wish I'd paid attention to that feeling in my gut... I sat in the admissions office feeling like I was buying a timeshare. Talk about hard sell! But, I speak from experience. The quality of education is horrible. I've seen students graduate and barely write at a sixth grade level. The school claims a 74% placement rate but I don't believe it. For more information check out my blog. I tried compiling all the pertinent information in one place...
Reviewed by: Mary W on April 29th, 2010
I am a parent of a student that is presently attending Full Sail. I have never felt comfortable about our son going to school there. I brushed him off on the idea for as long as I could. We decided husband & I to take the back stage tour. WOW, what was there not to like.....
Listened to the President give a great talk. I am serious when I say a great talk. We decided to let our son follow his passion and dream. Meet with Admission Advisory following day. Bam..done deal. We heard back in 2 weeks. I remember as if it was yesterday sitting with the admission adviser along with my husband & son. You DO NOT need to take any per-rec classes. Don't need them at this college..... O.K. then that means you will go back to work and start school in Jan. 10. Well, guess what? We find out you do and could of taken them at home at a community college for a fraction of the cost at Full Sail. Did anyone wonder what a per-rec class cost each student. $1,900.00. Now let's remember this is a very fast pace school..But did not know that they cram one per-rec in a month 2 days/week. For all of you that may bash me that is O.K. I am letting the parents who are considering sending there child there Please do your own homework and do not count on the Adviser or Admission's to help. In our case I would of thought they would of said this is what you should or can do. Go home to a community college take your basic classes (cheaper, spread out longer) and then come down here and get started. On top of this did you know that when they give you a figure for schooling they roll that $1,900.00 per pre-rec into your cost. Right now my head is spinning....At this point in time my son is struggling to get through his per-rec's. Do I get an answer, maybe after trying to get someone to call back after you make 3 calls yourself. Oh, and the attendance the guy above says it well. I truly believe Full Sail is thumbs down on being upfront with the Student & Parents on what it really takes and what you need to do before you get there. Still wondering and worrying daily. I hope I do not start to agree that it is a Business not a University.
Reviewed by: Nathan T on February 16th, 2010
they accept basically everyone and slowly weed off all the lazy slackers and people who really don't care... the graduating class is left with only the determined and motivated students who came to this school to learn, get a degree, and succeed in the industry... I am in the 5th month of the Film Production Degree and it has become undeniable that we are missing a lot of our fellow peers... they either failed the previous classes and are retaking them or they just dropped out completely... Of course the school is a business... but really? What is not a business??? the only thing that I really truly hate about this school is the retarded attendance policy... If you are thinking of coming to this school... NEVER... i repeat... NEVER MISS CLASS!!!
Reviewed by: Eric H on January 21st, 2010
It is intriguing to see the mentality, demeanor and character of those who disapprove of Full Sail University. The prevailing lack of grammatical refinement is just one of many attributes of such individuals.
FSU's curriculum as well as it's comparably lax academic restrictions (i.e. no minimum ACT/SAT score required) combine to form an inherent appeal to prospective students with less aggressive work ethic (i.e. lazy).
Full Sail Admissions Directors meet personally with each student, either over the phone or in person (or both) prior to admission, to determine student-to-school compatibility and passionate desire for success.
The students that succeed are those who are capable of success in the industry. Those who are self motivated and aggressively pursue their goals and dreams will greatly succeed at Full Sail University.
Employees of various companies within the actual industry are expected to do their job professionally, on time and without complaint. FSU expects no less from the students it invests it's time in, and who will one day bear it's name as their institution on education.
For examples, http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki?search=Full+Sail+University - see Full Sail University Alumni & Productions.
FSU weeds out the amateurs.
Reviewed by: dave P on August 25th, 2009
They're a business...not a school. Get the students in....grab the loan money...get them out.
I am a full sail student...right now. I actually had an instructor come in on the first day of class and announce.."I'm not really to up on this stuff, so I'll be learning along with you" then he cut the class short and dismissed us after only 45 minutes of what was supposed to be a 4 HOUR CLASS!!! You can't learn anything unless practice on the schools computers...but there are no open labs!!! They don't want to pay the lab monitors!!!! they wait for students to VOLUNTEER to monitor the labs!!! hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of hardware and software sits in dark, locked rooms for hours each day, with eager students, desperate to practice thier newly learned skills, looking longingly in through the dark windows. All because Full sail refuses to pay someone $10/hour to sit in an lab and watch the computers!!!
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