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Fisk University Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 28 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 3 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

62% Women
38% Men


NAIA Division I

Gulf Coast Athletic Conference

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $33,173)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $30,758)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Basketball 12 13 - -
Softball - 14 - -
Tennis 8 8 - -
Volleyball - 9 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7%
Black/non-Hispanic 84.3%
Hispanic 0.4%
Non-resident alien 10.8%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 0.4%
Two or more races 1.6%
White/non-Hispanic 1.6%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 2
Liquor Law Violation 3
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 3
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Jazmine from Chicago, IL
  • 3
  • The dorms are not exactly new but they are very historic and unique. Once you've lived n them for awhile you'll appreciate them for what all they stand for and…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 2
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    The caf food can be good or just terrible, there is no gray area.

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  • 1
  • Tyana from Stockton, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Food is not the best, but lots of upper classmen said the food is starting to get better. So it is slowly getting better.

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  • 2
  • Grace from Nigeria
  • I am a current student here

    The food services is one of the grey areas at Fisk University.A meal plan is suggested when you pay for your tuition and room and board fees. The meal plan allows you to eat in the cafeteria. However, the food served is below par and most students take to feeding themselves

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  • 3
  • Yazjae from Chesapeake, VA
  • I am a current student here

    We have options. If you don't want those, there's a Church's Chicken, Captain D's, and Knockout Wings down the street (in walking distance) and MANY delivery places.

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  • 4
  • Angeline from Nashville, TN
  • I am a current student here

    The cafeteria offers a decent variety of options. Ranging from pasta to chicken to fish, a good mix of entrees alternates monthly. Pizza is freshly made at lunch and dinner. A vegetarian option is offered at every meal. Fried Chicken Wednesday is always popular. Other favorites are the pancake bar, salad bar, and baked potato bar. If you get tired of the cafe food, there is always the sub shop. It specializes in classic fast food such as burgers and fries. It does offer turkey burgers, chicken sandwiches, and veggie burgers also.

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  • 4
  • Michael from Nigeria
  • I am a current student here

    You are not restricted as to the number of times you eat, pretty much like most other liberal art institutions.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Angeline from Nashville, TN
  • I am a current student here

    Fisk has all Divine Nine (historically black sororities/fraternities). The chapters are strong and focus heavily on community service and the betterment of campus life. There is also Phi Mu Alpha (singing fraternity) and Alpha Phi Omega (co-ed service based organization).

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  • 0
  • Kiara from Bear, DE
  • I am a current student here

    We have all of the Divine 9 Sororities and Fraternities as well as Alpha Phi Omega a co-ed service fraternity, and Phi Mu Alpha a music fraternity. As of next year 2014-2015, two more organizations will be chartered on campus - Sigma Alpha Iota a music fraternity strictly for women and Delta Psi Epsilon a Christian Sorority.

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  • 0
  • Keyannie from Richmond, CA
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Greek life is big on campus. You can't apply till your second year. but in your freshman year , you have the opportunity to choose and research if that's something you choose to do.

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  • 0
  • DJ
  • I am a current student here

    Depends on the Greek, but most of the sororities/ fraternities aren't active on campus.

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