Full Sail University


Accolades & Awards


Named 2008, 2011, 2014, 2016, and 2019 “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools & Colleges (FAPSC), as well as 2016 “Administrator of the Year”

Presented with the “Center of Excellence” Award in 2011 by The New Media Consortium

Named one of the “Best for Vets Colleges: 2013 and 2014” by Military Times EDGE magazine


Presented with “21st Century Best Practices in Distance Learning” Award in 2011 by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)

Recognized as one of Orlando Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” in 2010, 2011, and 2012 as well as “Best Company” in the 2009 Orlando Business Journal’s Reader’s Choice Awards

Recipient of Apple’s Innovators in Education Award in 2010

Apple Innovators

Named as the 2009 ITFlorida “Leader of the Year”

Called “The Harvard of Game Schools” by Tips & Tricks magazine in 2007

Tips And Tricks

Named 1 of the 5 “Best Music Programs” in the country by Rolling Stone magazine in 2005 and one of the “Best Music Departments” in the country in Schools That Rock: The Rolling Stone College Guide in 2005

Rolling Stone

Recognized as 1 of the Top 5 Film Schools in the country by UNleashed magazine, 2005

Named one of the 2016 “Top 25 Music Schools” by The Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Named one of the “Top 50 Film Schools” by The Wrap Magazine for 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020

The Wrap Accolades

Sponsored by Autodesk, The Rookies announced the official rankings for the “Best Creative Schools in the World for 2017.” Full Sail University projects are featured on the list (ranking international schools and projects) twice, ranking 3rd in the Architecture category and 9th in Next-Gen Gaming.

Named one of the 2020 “Top Schools To Study Game Design - Graduate & Undergraduate” by The Princeton Review

Princeton Review

Named one of the 2017 “Top Design Schools” by Graphic Design USA magazine


Named one of “America’s Best Bang For The Buck Colleges 2017” by Washington Monthly

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