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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    D+
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C
  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 706 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Fisk acceptance rate is 78%. Popular majors include Psychology, Business, and Biology. Graduating 32% of students, Fisk alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $25,900.
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
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
78%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
820-1010
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$17,980/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $26,389/ year
  • $30-48k
    $28,977/ year
  • $49-75k
    $29,935/ year
  • $76-110k
    $32,541/ year
  • $110k+
    $32,149/ year
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Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.29 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.32 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.32 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
706Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
55%
Varsity Athletes
15%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Academically-inclined
    46%
  • Well learned about the African American Community
    25%
  • Just getting by
    18%
  • Excell in anything that you put your mind to
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.42 responses
Poll
75%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.55 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Family
    67%
  • Family Orientated
    25%
  • Community Oriented
    4%
  • Joke
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
32%
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 wonderful school. It is small and confined that everyone knows each other and has some type of relationship with one another. Everyone at Fisk seems to work as a family. Every family has a combination of personalities and attitudes and majority of the campus knows how to mix in well. There were never any bad stories being told to me before I arrived as a freshman and I still have not heard nor witnessed anything bad about Fisk. The education department here is fantastic and it keeps someone challenged and focused.
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The school itself is illustrious and its name gives you a lot of motivation, however the atmosphere with the students and some professors isn't the greatest. The administration is never on the right page with one another causing many problems for majority of the university.
Fisk has been amazing to me. Ever since I was younger Fisk was all I knew, being that my mother attended and graduated from the university back in 2000. When i first got to Fisk I didn't really like it being that it was really traditional and wasn't really modern. However it grows on you. You grow to appreciate the connections you gain from the teachers and students, and how everyone wants whats best for you no matter if they know you or not. Fisk is my family away from home and I love and appreciate all they've done for me thus far.