C+
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
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    D
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    C
Fisk University is ...
Private not-for-profit, HBCU
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
Address
1000 17th Ave North
Nashville, TN 37208
Website

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

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Test Scores and GPA for Fisk University

Cost

Net Price
$19,831/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,591/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,988/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,222/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,954/ year
  • $110k+
    $29,562/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
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.29 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.29 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
705Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
53%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Academically-inclined
    52%
  • Well learned about the African American Community
    20%
  • Just getting by
    16%
  • Excell in anything that you put your mind to
    12%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
88%
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.39 responses
Poll
73%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.52 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Family
    71%
  • Family Orientated
    29%

After Fisk University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
National
47%
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 Reviews

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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.
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Here's the breakdown:

Cost: About $9000 a year for room and board at time of posting. That's actually pretty good in comparison to many other schools. This gives you a room with one roommate, two desks, two closets, a daily cleaning service staff, and the 19 meal a week option. As a freshman, this is not optional unless you are a commuter.

Value: Depends on the dorm. Are you a presidential/provost scholar? Stay on campus, my friend. You get the better dorming arrangements. Other people, move out during sophomore or junior year, get a roommate or two, get the lower meal plan price.

Dorm Quality:

Jubilee hall: Its nice if you like being treated like a child with strict curfews and forced meetings that have no importance in your life. The rooms range from small to spacious, depending on where you live. Communal bathrooms only. There's a nice microwave room that gets dirty fairly quickly, but thank goodness for that cleaning staff. Working AC/Heat. Problems get fixed fairly quick. Freshman Females Only. No visitation.

Crosthwaite: Actually looks like a barely renovated prison. Haven't lived there, but I believe there's no curfew. Communal bathrooms only. Seems somewhat clean overall. Male visitation allowed within limits. Upperclassmen Female Only.

New Livingstone: Imagine a county male prison. I hear the freshmen male dorms are nice. I wouldn't know, they're not allowed visitation. Upperclassmen males are allowed visitation and their rooms are tragic. Almost everything's broken, and each room makes you feel oddly dirty and tainted each time you walk in. Communal bathrooms only. Pray for them.

Shane Hall: Co-ed Upperclassmen dorm. A lot of presidential and provost scholars live there. Bathroom shared with extended suitemates only. Rooms range from somewhat spacious to spacious. Pretty clean, microwave for each section of dorm hall. Visitation allowed.
My school isn't the worst school in existence, but it is frustrating when you know the faculty could be doing a much better job if they tried. The student activity center is a joke, there's multiple activities, but hardly anyone there at any of them. The male-only dorm - New Livingstone - and the female upperclassmen dorm Crosthwaite both look like penitentiaries for their respective genders. You can tell the food staff put a lot of effort into creating the meals, but they seem to continuously fail 8/10 times. The main complaint is that the food isn't always thoroughly cooked, meaning inedible and dangerous for consumption. All facilities are outdated and the faculty is a bit dubious, especially concerning finances.

The party scene is pretty average if you're friends with the right people. There's at least two parties a week thrown by different Fiskites. Otherwise you're forced to stay in your dorm, or go to the clubs out in Murfreesboro where you have to pay for entrance.