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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    D+
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    D+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C
Fisk is a private university located in Nashville, Tennessee. As a historically black college, Fisk has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 639 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Fisk acceptance rate is 45%. Popular majors include Psychology, Business, and Biology. Graduating 52% of students, Fisk alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,400.
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Association of Independent Institutions
Address
1000 17th Ave North
Nashville, TN 37208
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Fisk University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
45%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
940-1260
ACT Range
16-22
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$29,238/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,396/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
89%

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.29 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.33 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
639Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
25
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
65%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • Academically-inclined
    45%
  • Well learned about the African American Community
    24%
  • Just getting by
    17%
  • Excell in anything that you put your mind to
    10%
  • Stressed
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.43 responses
Poll
75%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.56 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Family
    64%
  • Family Orientated
    24%
  • Community Oriented
    4%
  • Joke
    4%
  • old buildings
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.22 responses
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Fisk University is a Historically Black College University. After spending one whole academic year, I have come to have a very pleasant experience. The academics were fantastic, the material was exposed to me at a nice pace where I felt like it was not rushed, and fast enough for me not to get bored. The professors aided in this process of how efficient the learning material was. Being a historically black college there is not much diversity as it is 95 percent African Americans. Having a total student population of less than 1000 makes for student life to be fun. Going to Fisk is always like having an extended family gathering because that is how close you feel to the other students because you see them everyday. Fisk is located just 5 minutes from Downtown Nashville with an abundance of activities for students to get involved in. It is a glorious school which I am blessed to attend.
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I loved Fisk when I went to visit everyone was for certain they made the right choice about choosing Fisk. The students have a saying at the school “I didn’t choose Fisk, Fisk choose me” and I believe that the saying is true fisk stood out to me out of all the other schools I applied for and visited. The Campus is real small therefore students get one on one time with their professor. Also Fisk is a HBCU and holds very important history for Nashville and its black community. Therefore Fisk gets all five stars because it's an amazing university.
I liked the small class sizes, historic value of the campus, and overall atmosphere on campus events- student organization/clubs , the Spring Arts Festival, and various campus events tailored toward life after graduation executed by the Office of Career Planning and Development.