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Fisk University

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

Fisk University Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to Fisk University, the regular decision application deadline is August 1 and the application fee costs $25.

Fisk University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Fisk University's admissions stats.

Fisk University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.1
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 14.9%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 43%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 60%
Waitlist No

Fisk University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Fisk University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes Info Not Available ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Want to Apply Early to Fisk University?


Fisk University offers early decision but not early action. Early decision is binding, which means you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

Some students apply early to help their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of being admitted, since it is a way to show that you are interested in a school, because you are making it a priority.

➡️ Find a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.


More on Fisk University Admissions


Is Fisk University Hard To Get Into?

Fisk University is a moderately difficult school to get into. Fisk University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Fisk University accepted 81% of all applicants, approximately 2,431 from the 3,004 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Fisk University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Fisk University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What Does Fisk University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Fisk University

Wondering what factors are considered by Fisk University during the admissions process? Listed below are factors commonly taken into consideration during admissions decisions.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Class Rank Very Important
Application Essay Very Important
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Talent/Ability Considered

Make sure to check with Fisk University for more information on admission factors.

Fisk University Application Requirements

Make sure to check in with Fisk University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.


GPA and Testing


What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Fisk University?

Students admitted to Fisk University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.1.

Out of all students that were admitted, 36.9% submitted a class rank. At Fisk University 14.9% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 46.2% were in the top 25% and 74.3% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Fisk University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA ––
3.75 and 3.99 ––
3.50 and 3.74 ––
3.25 and 3.49 ––
3.00 and 3.24 ––
2.50 and 2.9 ––
2.00 and 2.49 ––

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Fisk University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Fisk University looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Fisk University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 43% of Fisk University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 60% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Fisk University?

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What's a Good ACT Score for Fisk University?

To be most competitive at Fisk University, you should strive to earn between 17 and 23 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Fisk University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 23, and three out of four students scored lower than 23 on the ACT.

A 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Fisk University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Fisk University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Fisk University.

Transfer students can enroll in Fisk University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term


Fisk University Admissions FAQs


Can I defer my acceptance to Fisk University?

❌ Students who are admitted to Fisk University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does Fisk University accept transfer credits?

✅ Fisk University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does Fisk University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Fisk University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Fisk University?

✅ Fisk University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Fisk University's acceptance rate?

✅ Fisk University's acceptance rate is 81%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Fisk University?

✅ Fisk University offers early decision but the school has not provided an acceptance rate.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Fisk University?

Want To Learn More About Fisk University?

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Fisk University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

81%

How hard is it to get into Fisk University? Fisk University is a somewhat selective institution. The Fisk University acceptance rate is 81%. This means that the institution accepts 80 out of every 100 applicants.

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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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Fisk University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Fisk University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.1

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Fisk University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.1. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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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