Fisk University
Nashville, TN, USA

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Fisk University
3.52 Average Rating

Darica from Blytheville, AR

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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!
Tips for prospective students
Fisk is a small liberal arts school. If you are interested in music and performance arts this is the place to be. Also pre med students are located right across the street from Meharry Medical College, and only miles away from Vanderbilt University. The science department is awesome!
Academic Rigor
Fisk's courses are both academicallay challenging and interesting. Fisk offers a wide range of classes from photography to Rocket Team. Professors have a general love for all of the students and work hard to guide each student to success.
Dorm Life
Dorm Life isn't royalty here at Fisk University. However, most of the students attending Fisk stay on campus in one of the three dorms. Dorms are fairly clean and comfortable, yet there is room for improvement.
Food and Dining
There are two dining options at Fisk University, which is the cafe and the sub shop. The menu's are very tasteful. However, a rigorous schedule may conflict with cafe hours and will land you a meal in the shop. Since the sub shop is a hamburger/sub sandwich home, it is not the ideal place for a balanced meal.
What to do for fun
Fisk has an unlimited amount of student activities, and Nashville is the perfect place for fun. Fisk is only minutes away from downtown. Many clubs and organizations throw events weekly.
Bang for the buck
All expenses for Fisk are listed in great detail on the Fisk website. Fisk readily gives scholarship opportunities and financial aid. At Fisk, you literally get what you pay for.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Fisk is known for Fried Chicken Wednesdays. Fisk takes much pride in singing the Alma mater, and it is sang by the student body and staff members at almost every major event.
Great for these types of students
Fisk is great for music majors, business majors, science majors, and future rocket scientists.
Clubs and Activities
Fisk is a wonderful place to join organizations or even create your own.
Greek Life
Fisk has 8 of the divine nine Greek organizations on campus.
Campus Safety
Security works 24 hours at Fisk. The security office never closes, and officers are always available for emergencies or escorting students across campus. Nashville's Metro police also make rounds around the perimeters of the campus.
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1994 Graduate

a past student here
3 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
1- Tour the campus
2- Research the school
3- Find out if you have a local Fisk Club in your area
Academic Rigor
The teacher to student ratio is low. The academic curriculum is challenging but attainable.
Dorm Life
Dorm life gives you an opportunity to meet and interact with students from all over the country.
Food and Dining
The meals are great and the diner is even better.
What to do for fun
1- Hang out on campus
2- Attend school extra curricular activities
Bang for the buck
Best education for the price!
Campus Safety
The campus is secure.
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Jamal from Stone Mountain, GA

a current student here
9 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
At Fisk, professors aren't the only ones you learn from. It's the students.
I am reminded everyday that, I sit in class next to some of the brightest minds in the country!
Am enjoying being here
i love it!!
Bang for the buck
Like every Uiversity Fisk has its bittersweet traits. Since we are private instituition we are not state funded..So the living conditions could be better.
Tips for prospective students
Fisk University is a school for students who want to strive for excellence .
Fisk is very hands on. This one of the few places i can actally say, the professors love, and live to teach! they will help and guide you along the way.
Great for these types of students
If you are serious about academics. Fisk is the school for you.
Fisk University is also for sudents who lack certain academic skills. Dont worry, because the professors are so dedicated that they will teach you from scratch.literally!
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Shantel from Covington, GA

a current student here
7 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I was afraid that a small school wouldnt be able to challenge me as much as a large university but I was very mistaken. Because the classes are smaller your professors gauge the workload by how the class is doing collectively with the task, if you're in a classroom of 10 to 20 students and everybody is doing well then the professor will continue to give more challenging work to challenge everyone. On the contrary, if one person is struggling out of that 20 the professor is able to give attention to that student without slowing the course down for everyone.
Am enjoying being here
I'll be honest with you, Fisk is what you make it... if you go out your way to say there is nothing going on and it's too small, you will hate it but if you put yourself out there to be apart of the true Fisk...the madness and the mayhem...then you can see the TRUE Fisk experience...and Fisk is ALWAYS changing...
Then you have the teachers that are so intrigued with their students and making sure that they are prepared for after graduation!
I could go on and on...it's just an all around great place... it's one of America's hidden jewels
Bang for the buck
I know for a fact that I am paying for the great education that Fisk is providing. The facilities could be better but everything has it's pros and cons.
Tips for prospective students
Make sure that you have great grades because Fisk invests in it's students
Fisk is all about giving back to the community, keep that in mind!
Never take 18 credit hours per semester (if you plan to be involved in all the random activities at Fisk)
Great for these types of students
Self-motivated
Humanitarians
Hard-working
Talented
Creative
Innovative
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Jazmine from Chicago, IL

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Come to Fisk it is truly the best college to attend in America no matter what you've heard. We all really care about one another at Fisk.
Academic Rigor
The work isn't always easy but the challenge alone is part of what makes Fisk so great. It pushes you to the limit and shows you what your capable of.
Dorm Life
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 embody.
Food and Dining
The food is yummy most of the time and if you get tired of the cafeteria food we have a pretty decent sub shop where you can order burgers, sub sandwiches, fries, chicken nuggets.....etc.
What to do for fun
Hang out with my friends and around campus.
Bang for the buck
Yes! We have amazing teachers in fact we have the same professors as Vanderbilt, also you get an experience unlike any other.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
We have convocations and Jubilee Day which is something nobody outside of Fisk will understand.
Great for these types of students
Artistic and Brilliant
Clubs and Activities
Volleyball, Basketball(Girls & Boys), Regional Clubs (Chicago, Texas, Atlanta, California, etc), Major clubs (Psy. Science, Math, English, etc.)
Greek Life
We have the entire devine nine!
Campus Safety
I safe on campus especially because most of our guards are retired military officers.
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Victor from Nigeria

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Amazing, Family Feeeling, Challenging
Tips for prospective students
Come here with the mindset of working as hard as you can. Expect to have friends and professors who want you to make it
Academic Rigor
Challenging but fun
Dorm Life
Exciting. At Fisk, you feel you are a part of a family
Food and Dining
The food is usually impressive. I never knew i would love American food this much
What to do for fun
Hang out in the Student Lounges , party, play basketball and other sports.
Bang for the buck
It gave me my money's worth
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Historical Buildings and fraternity sections
Great for these types of students
Motivated and students who love small school settings
Clubs and Activities
Fraternities, International Student Associations, Academc Club, Student Publications, e.t.c
Greek Life
There are a lot of fraternities here
Campus Safety
Really safe
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James from Maple Heights, OH

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Upon coming to Fisk do not expect to find several thousands of students.
Focus on your academics, as a first-year student aim for a 4.0 so you have cushion to work with in the latter years.
Academic Rigor
Understanding Rigor to mean strict, cruel, uncomfortable, etc., the courses here at Fisk are opposite. They are very necessary and not overwhelmingly challenging. In the case that they do become overwhelming, simple communication with the professor will have you feeling very accomplished and educated.
Dorm Life
The dorms on campus are very active. There are a few maintenance complaints but most issues are self-caused. This is your new home, have fun and take care of it.
Food and Dining
I enjoy the cafeteria most of the time. There could be a little more variety but other than that Thompson Hospitality is satisfying. *Sidenote: the pizza is good lol.
What to do for fun
Being that Fisk is smaller campus there are not as many activities as the larger colleges/universities but it is in a convenient location with Tennessee State and Vanderbilt University only a few minutes away. Also, students enjoy hanging out on the yard, going to parties, and hosting activities in the dorms. Also the Jubilee Singers are a very special unit who I personally enjoy hearing.
Bang for the buck
There is the phrase you get what you pay for. Coming to college you pay for an education, not parties. Fisk University is fairly expensive in the mid-30-thousands but obtaining a degree from Fisk is worth every penny.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
To know more about Fisk traditions, come join us. Fisk is very welcoming and if you are shy about being away from home don't worry you will feel like part of a family almost immediately.
Great for these types of students
Great for students looking to mature and meet interesting people.
Great for students who are looking for an excellent education.
Great for students in search of a historical experience.
Clubs and Activities
Fisk has several clubs on campus. (International, State-specific, Student Government and many more).
Greek Life
The Greeks at Fisk are serious and active.
Fisk has the Divine Nine.
Campus Safety
The Fisk Campus is very safe. Security stays on top of the job. They are friendly and willing to help with a simple call or visit to the office. Also there are a number of emergency stations (blue posts) around campus.
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Yazjae from Chesapeake, VA

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Complete your scholarship applications, fill out the FAFSA early to ensure that you will get the most money you can, stay focus during your senior year and keep your GPA up so that you can get a great scholarship!
Academic Rigor
You will work for your good grades, but there are so many tutors and programs to assist you - there isn't a reason for you to ever worry about not having the help you need.
Dorm Life
The dorms are older, with community bathrooms, but they aren't that bad. The history behind the buildings is awesome, too (:
Food and Dining
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.
What to do for fun
There are parties, events, other universities' event, trips - A LOT to do.
Bang for the buck
I have a Presidential Scholarship here (a full ride), and almost EVERYONE I know here has some type of scholarship. Fisk is worth every penny, though.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Just check out our history and visit campus (;
Great for these types of students
EVERYONE!!
Clubs and Activities
Where do I begin... I am a student ambassador, there are clubs for absolutely everything. If there isn't a club that you would like to have on campus, you can start it yourself!!
Greek Life
Every fraternity and sorority of the divine nine is here (:
Campus Safety
SAFEST CAMPUS IN THE AREA (: You can even call security to kill bugs for you.
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