October 23, 2013
WINTER PARK, FL, October 23, 2013 –Full Sail University is proud to announce that it has been named by StudentAdvisor.com as one of the 2013 Top 100 Social Media Colleges in the United States, earning a spot in the Top 10 (#7) in these latest rankings.
Unveiled by StudentAdvisor.com via a live Google+ Hangout, the Top 100 Social Media Colleges is a scientifically calculated ranking that tracks over 100,000 data points to compare federally recognized colleges in the United States in terms of their mastery of public social media methods, tools, and platforms. Each school is reviewed upon how effectively they engage with their audiences using popular social networks including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, as well as incorporating new platforms such as Pinterest and Instagram.
According to StudentAdvisor.com’s Editor-In-Chief, Dean Tsouvalas, “The 100 institutions on the list represent the best 3% of colleges and universities who are showing social media excellence.” He further added, “It’s not easy to get on this list, let alone break into the top ten.”
Full Sail University, who jumped twelve spots from #19 since the rankings were last published in 2011, was recognized for its innovative approach across various social media platforms in sharing news, elevating engagement, and utilizing robust content creation. Examples include the university’s recent Instagram initiative known as the “My Blueprint Project” encouraging the student and alumni community to share their life in one image. Additional highlights for Full Sail’s social media engagement efforts include live Facebook chats with alumni who have worked on award-winning entertainment and media projects including Jay Z’s latest album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, and AMC’s hit series, The Walking Dead.
“We are honored to be included on this year’s Top 100 Social Media Colleges list and we are proud to be ranked alongside the prestigious institutions in the top ten who have demonstrated excellence in the social media space,” said Melissa Albers, Full Sail University’s Director of Social Media. “This accolade showcases the interconnected culture surrounding Full Sail students, graduates, parents and fans. Thank you to our vibrant community for inspiring us every single day.”
About Full Sail University:
Full Sail University is an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment and media industry. Founded in 1979, Full Sail has been recognized as one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs by Electronic Gaming Monthly, one of the Best Music Programs by Rolling Stone Magazine, and one of the Best Film Programs by UNleashed Magazine. In 2011, Full Sail received the “21st Century Best Practices in Distance Learning Award” from the United States Distance Learning Association, was named the “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges, and was recognized as one of the Top 100 Social Media Colleges by Studentadvisor.com.
Full Sail offers Master, Bachelor, and Associate campus and online degree programs in areas related to animation, art, business, education, graphic design, film, marketing, web development, music, recording arts, sports, and video games. Full Sail graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, ADDY®, MTV Video Music Award, and Spike Video Game Award nominated and winning projects.