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 639 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Fisk acceptance rate is 45%. Popular majors include Psychology, Business, and Biology. Graduating 52% of students, Fisk alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,400.
Fisk University Rankings
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- 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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- 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
Fisk University is a Historically Black College University. After spending one whole academic year, I have come to have a very pleasant experience. The academics were fantastic, the material was exposed to me at a nice pace where I felt like it was not rushed, and fast enough for me not to get bored. The professors aided in this process of how efficient the learning material was. Being a historically black college there is not much diversity as it is 95 percent African Americans. Having a total student population of less than 1000 makes for student life to be fun. Going to Fisk is always like having an extended family gathering because that is how close you feel to the other students because you see them everyday. Fisk is located just 5 minutes from Downtown Nashville with an abundance of activities for students to get involved in. It is a glorious school which I am blessed to attend.
I loved Fisk when I went to visit everyone was for certain they made the right choice about choosing Fisk. The students have a saying at the school “I didn’t choose Fisk, Fisk choose me” and I believe that the saying is true fisk stood out to me out of all the other schools I applied for and visited. The Campus is real small therefore students get one on one time with their professor. Also Fisk is a HBCU and holds very important history for Nashville and its black community. Therefore Fisk gets all five stars because it's an amazing university.
I liked the small class sizes, historic value of the campus, and overall atmosphere on campus events- student organization/clubs , the Spring Arts Festival, and various campus events tailored toward life after graduation executed by the Office of Career Planning and Development.