Fisk University

Nashville, TN, USA
3.52 Average Rating

Founded in 1866, Fisk University is a private HBCU and the oldest university in Nashville, Tennessee. Fisk University is a member of the United Negro College Fund and its Victorian architecture-style campus is recorded in the National Register of Historic Places. The small liberal arts college focuses education on moral and ethical engagement. Popular majors include psychology, business, and biology.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • HBCU
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city
0
100
71%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision August 1, 2021
Other February 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
25%
Out-Of-State Students
74%
57%
Submitting ACT
48%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 21
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1029
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
780
Total Number of Undergrads
743
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

0
100
36%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
44%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
12:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$29,114
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$22,132
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$22,132
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,022
Books and Supplies
$1800

Aid & Grants

0
100
75%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
53%
Average Aid Per Year
$11,802
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
53%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$2,710
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$8,601

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
93%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,909
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$24,155
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$280

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
30%
70%
Student Organizations
56
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
61%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Bulldogs
School Colors
old gold and university blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NAIA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Nashville
Atlanta
Chicago
Washington
New York
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$36,300

What Students Are Saying

3.52 Average Rating
I rate my school a 100 on a scale of 1-10. I love my school and the experience that I have had is priceless. If I had to pick a college to attend again it would be Fisk hands down.
Jazmine from Chicago, IL
Amazing, Family Feeeling, Challenging
Victor from Nigeria
Fisk University is a small campus.
Fisk is a place for maturation.
Fisk was my one and only choice, and I am very pleased with my decision.
James from Maple Heights, OH
Fisk is an amazing university! There are sooo many opportunities which you will definitely be exposed to - even during freshman year. Administration teachers, and peers are like family, pushing you towards your goals successfully.
Yazjae from Chesapeake, VA
Fisk University is awesome. Fisk is a wonderful place to live out your collegiate dreams and fulfill your academic goals. I am a proud Fiskite!
Darica from Blytheville, AR
Fisk University is a small liberal arts school. The student body is close and treat every one as family. Fisk is known for its academics and is ranked among one of the finest schools in the United States.
1994 Graduate

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