Full Sail University

Full Sail University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Full Sail University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Full Sail University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Full Sail University was awarded 191 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is other rhetoric and composition/writing studies.

Overall Quality

Full Sail University is ranked #2,453 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 87 colleges in Florida, Full Sail University is ranked at #75.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Full Sail University?

Acceptance Rate

Returning adults and other non-traditional students may appreciate the fact that Full Sail University has an open admissions policy. This means that you'll only have to submit basic materials, which may include proof that you completed high school or an equivalent program.

Learn more about Full Sail University admissions.

Full Sail University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Full Sail University is 27 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Full Sail University is 95%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  95 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Full Sail University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Full Sail University is 72%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  72 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Full Sail University for first-time, full-time students is 43%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  43 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Full Sail University.

Full Sail University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 19,985 full-time undergraduates at Full Sail University.

How Much Does Full Sail University Cost?

The overall average net price of Full Sail University is $27,524. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Full Sail University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$27,998 $25,622 $27,044 $28,032 $27,792

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Full Sail University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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 14.6%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Full Sail University Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Full Sail University make around $39,300 per year during the early years of their employment. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Full Sail University make the most money.

Location of Full Sail University

Full Sail University is a private for-profit institution located in Winter Park, Florida. The suburban atmosphere of Winter Park makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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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

Full Sail University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 28 majors graduated from Full Sail University. Of these students, 3,872 received undergraduate degrees and 930 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 420 $20,200
Human Computer Interaction 385 $25,300
Audiovisual Communications 304 $18,400
General Visual & Performing Arts 263 NA
Fine & Studio Arts 241 NA
Design & Applied Arts 236 $27,800
Music 228 $26,900
Writing Studies 206 $19,100
Arts & Media Management 201 $22,700
Communications Technology 196 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Full Sail University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Full Sail University

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2018-2019, 21,638 students took at least one online class at Full Sail University. This is an increase from the 19,722 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 21,638 16,164
2017-2018 19,722 14,554
2016-2017 18,212 12,626
2015-2016 19,273 12,983
2013-2014 19,134 12,431

Learn more about online learning at Full Sail University.

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Notes and 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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