Fisk University

Nashville, TN

Fisk University

Nashville, TN

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Tuition & Fees

$21,480

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
1%
24-29
23%
18-23
55%
12-17
21%
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undergraduateRatios

35%

male

65%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

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

805

undergraduate students

49

graduate students

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School Facts

Fisk University, 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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 854
Established in 1866
Coeducational Coeducational
Historically Black college/university yes

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40-acre campus in Nashville (population: 691,243). Served by air and bus; train serves Louisville (173 miles).

  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Nashville International

Fisk University
1000 17th Avenue North
Nashville
37208-3051

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
82%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government Association
  • State Clubs
  • Class organizations
  • Greek Fraternities and Sororities
  • University Choir

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Spring Arts Festival
  • Jubilee Day Convocation
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
14%
Top 1/4
46%
Top 1/2
74%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
1%
24-29
23%
18-23
55%
12-17
21%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $25
Application deadline August 1
Has early decision program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.1

Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,431
Declined 573
Total Received 3,004

Admissions Factors

Very Important

application essay
academic GPA
class rank
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

level of applicant's interest

Considered

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
interview
talent/ability

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 5
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no
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Financial Facts

Tuition guarenteed plan yes
Tuition prepayment plan yes
Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Cross-country running
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
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Athletic Conference

NAIA

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Art/Art Studies, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Computer Science
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Mathematics, General
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

854

total students

26%

in-state

74%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

94%

805
students

Female
65%
525

Male
35%
280

6%

49
students

Female
65%
32

Male
35%
17

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

91%

738
students

Female
66%
486

Male
34%
252

9%

67
students

Female
59%
39

Male
41%
28

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 82%
Student 4 year graduation rate 37%
Student 5 year graduation rate 13%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

87%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

29

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Career Library
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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