Tuition & Fees

$21,480

$21,480

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

35%

65%

male

female

1
13

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,431
Declined + 573
Total Received 3,004
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Private (nonprofit)

805

undergraduate students

49

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Psychology
  3. Business Administration
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Codes

SAT 1224
ACT 3960

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
25%
500-599
0
400-499
50%
300-399
25%
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
14%
500-599
31%
400-499
39%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
26%
400-499
45%
300-399
13%
200-299
1%
30-36
6%
24-29
22%
18-23
45%
12-17
25%
6-11
2%
Below 6
0
30-36
2%
24-29
21%
18-23
40%
12-17
37%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
22%
18-23
55%
12-17
22%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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School Facts

Fisk, founded as the Fisk School in 1866, is a private, historically black, liberal arts university. Its 40-acre campus, listed with the National Register of Historical Landmarks, is located on a hill overlooking downtown Nashville.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 854
Established in 1866
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Historically Black college/university yes
Accredited by •  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Nashville, TN

40-acre campus in Nashville (population: 659,042). Served by air and bus; train serves Louisville (173 miles).

Fisk University
1000 17th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37208-3051

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
61%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
95%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
4 fraternities 18% of male students
 
4 sororities 23% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
15%
Top 1/4
46%
Top 1/2
74%
Bottom 1/2
26%
Bottom 1/4
6%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
25%
500-599
0
400-499
50%
300-399
25%
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
14%
500-599
31%
400-499
39%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
26%
400-499
45%
300-399
13%
200-299
1%
30-36
6%
24-29
22%
18-23
45%
12-17
25%
6-11
2%
Below 6
0
30-36
2%
24-29
21%
18-23
40%
12-17
37%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
22%
18-23
55%
12-17
22%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline March 1 (priority deadline)
May 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline December 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,431
Declined + 573
Total Received 3,004

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Jason Harrison
Special Projects Manager and International Student Recruiter
P: 800 443-FISK
F: 615 329-8774
admit@fisk.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $5,720,385
State $488,488
Institutional $8,283,916
Other external $1,282,395
Total $15,775,184

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional
Other external
Total

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA
Mascot
Bulldogs
School colors
old gold and university blue
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Art
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Computer Science
English
History
Mathematics
Music/Music Education
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Teacher Education
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Undergraduate

94%

805
students

Female
65%
525

Male
35%
280

Graduate

6%

49
students

Female
65%
32

Male
35%
17

undergraduateFull-time

91%

738
students

Female
66%
486

Male
34%
252

undergraduatePart-time

9%

67
students

Female
59%
39

Male
41%
28

Student Break-down

61%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

Not Reported

Transfer applicants accepted

Not Reported

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of Some
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Recommended of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: June 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

62

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Note-taking services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
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