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- Party SceneB+
- Campus FoodC-
- Student LifeC+
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.
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.29 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.33 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 responses
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.43 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.56 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.22 responses
Fisk University Reviews
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.
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.