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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A-
  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 716 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Fisk acceptance rate is 71%. Popular majors include Psychology, Business, and Biology. Graduating 44% of students, Fisk alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,400.
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.

Fisk Admissions

Acceptance Rate
71%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
890-1120
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$25,268/ 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
$11,802/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
93%

Academics

Professors
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
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    26%
  • On Campus
    74%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
716Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
27
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
78%
Varsity Athletes
9%
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
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
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
44%
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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I attended Fisk University for all four years of my undergraduate career. My experiences socially where fine, but somewhat out of my comfort zone as I come from California. The administration was not very welcoming of my open Homosexuality, but my peers did not give me the same hard time. Academically I found myself very comfortable with my peers and my professors; I don’t usually participate but that wasn’t the case here, especially when I got into my major courses. One of the only vices I had with Fisk University was the track record of the cafeteria and of the urgency behind the work performance of people working in Registrar, Financial Aid and Student Account. The dorms could be better as well but the school is 150+ years.
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My overall experience at the Illustrious Fisk University has been nothing but amazing. When I first stepped on campus, I was instantly welcomed with opens arms and a smile. All my life, I've been struggling to fit in because of my race and I finally found a school who accepts me for me. Being a student there means everything to me because the school is very strong on family orientation and they have succeeded in that. Fisk University feels like a home away from home and the faculty, staff, professors, and upperclassmen make feel as if I belong there. One great thing about Fisk is that you can create a close bond with your professors and are willing to go through challenges to help you and see you succeed. I don't wish to change anything because everything is perfect for me. I found a family, I've made life-long friends, and I have a home. Fisk now, Fisk forever!
Being a first generation college student, choosing an HBCU was my main goal, however, Fisk University chose me. With the "family" environment and private campus, I am able to excel and grow beyond my own belief. Since my time at Fisk I have been selected for scholarship for the Women's basketball team. A student ambassador and I have joined the United States Army Reserves. Fisk has allowed me to open up and grow as a young woman. The growth and maturity that I have seen in myself within the past two years at the HBCU have exceeded my expectations, the connections I have made with my peers and professors have opened doors for myself that I never would've imagined growing up. Being a first generational college student I have faced so many obstacles and trials, yet being at this illustrious University, I have no doubt that I can, and I will be a successful black woman in the psychological field, and most importantly in life.