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Fisk University
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  • 4 Year
  • NASHVILLE, TN

Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade B
  4. Campus
    grade C minus
  5. Athletics
    grade C
  6. Party Scene
    grade B+
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade A minus
  9. Dorms
    grade C minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade C

About

1000 17TH AVE NORTH
NASHVILLE, TN 37208
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Association of Independent Institutions
From Fisk University

At Fisk, your future is our top priority and we are committed to helping you realize your full potential. We understand that college will play a significant role in how your future will play out and we are committed to providing extraordinary opportunities on par with the top institutions in the country. At present, Fisk is the 3rd ranked HBCU (by Forbes) with aspirations of once again becoming the number 1. Among the elite private HBCU’s, Fisk is the most affordable and arguably the best possible investment for your future. Last year, Fisk was ranked the number 3 University in Tennessee for job placement ahead of Vanderbilt University. Fisk offers more than 20+ undergraduate programs and 5+ graduate programs with a bridge Masters to Ph.D. programs through a partnership with Vanderbilt University. Fisk is committed to maximizing your return on investment and our unique partnerships with elite technology, finance, healthcare and law firms provides an experience unlike any other.

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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

Application Deadline
July 1
Acceptance Rate
93%
SAT Range
930-1150
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$24,225 / 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
$12,803 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
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

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
822 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
18
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
94%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 29 responses
  • 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
100%
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
  • Family
    64%
  • Family Orientated
    24%
  • Community Oriented
    4%
  • Joke
    4%
  • old buildings
    4%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
50%
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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