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Fisk University

Nashville, TN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate81%
Acceptance Rate81%

About Fisk University

Fisk University Overview

Fisk University is a private, religious school in the city of Nashville, Tennessee. Fisk University was founded in 1866 and now enrolls around 854 students per year year, which includes 805 undergraduate students. Fisk University provides housing for up to 728 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 80% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Fisk University for Fall 2023 is August 1.

Student Activities at Fisk University

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Fisk University's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Fisk University students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? Fisk University has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Fisk University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Fisk University on the Student Life page.

2022 Fisk University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 81%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED offered but % not available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.1
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 43%
Tuition $21,600
Percent of Need Met 75%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $14,181

Is Fisk University a Good School?


The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better idea of what Fisk University offers and if the school seems like a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Fisk University

Fisk University is moderately difficult to get into. Around 81% of applicants get into Fisk University each year. Last year, 3,004 students applied to Fisk University and 2,431 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Fisk University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It guages how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 82% of students who start at Fisk University return for their second year of college. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Fisk University Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Fisk University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Fisk University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Fisk University's endowment was $20.6 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Fisk University spends about $10,264 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Fisk University

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Fisk University meets 75% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $14,181 a year.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $6,147 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Fisk University.

Based on this information, how does Fisk University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Fisk University a good school for you?

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Where is Fisk University?

Fisk University is located in the urban setting of Nashville, Tennessee.

If you want to see Fisk University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 40 to Nashville, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Nashville International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Fisk University and Nashville are like without leaving home.

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College Info

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

Campus Setting: Urban

Fisk University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Fisk University is Aug 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Fisk University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

17 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

23 and Above

Good

17 to 23

Avg

17 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Fisk University is 21. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into Fisk University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Fisk University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Fisk University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$21,600

In State

$21,600

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$21,600
$21,600
Fees
Unknown
Unknown
Housing
Unknown
Unknown
Books
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Unknown

Student Life

Wondering what life at Fisk University is like? There are approximately 854 students enrolled at Fisk University, including 805 undergraduate students and 49 graduate students. 92% percent of students attend school full-time, 26% percent are from TN and 74% percent of students are from other states.

92%

Full Time

8%

Part Time

26%

In State

74%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

854

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

81%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$21,600

Out-of-State

$21,600

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 1
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