Fisk University

Nashville, TN

Fisk, founded as the Fisk School in 1866, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 40-acre campus, listed with the National Register of Historical Landmarks, is located on a hill overlooking downtown Nashville.

Website: www.fisk.edu/

Private
Co-ed
805
Undergraduate
Students
(65.2%) 525 Women
(34.8%) 280 Men
49
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
81% of 3,004 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.10
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
21 average
17-23 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$32,270
Tuition and Fees
$21,480
Room and Board
$10,790
Average Percent of Need Met
85%
Average Freshman Award
$14,181
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$6,147
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
46
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 56% of classes
10-19 students: 17% of classes
20-29 students: 18% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Nashville Population
624,496
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
82% of all students
Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Bulldog
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.7% Asian
88.0% Black/African-American
3.1% Hispanic/Latino
1.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.7% White
6.5% Unknown
International Students
Not reported
First-Year Students Returning
82.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
37.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
26.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   3
Foreign Language   1
Social Studies   3
History   1
Academic Electives   6

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1000 17th Avenue, North
City, State, Zip
Nashville, TN 37208-3051
Phone
(615) 329-8665
Fax
(615) 329-8576
E-mail
admit@fisk.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
Not reported
Early Decision Notification
Not reported
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
November 1, February 1
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
81% of 3,004 applicants were admitted
Women
83% of 2,064 applicants were admitted
Men
77% of 940 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
216 (9%) of 2,431 admitted students enrolled
Women
159 (9%) of 1,705 admitted students enrolled
Men
57 (8%) of 726 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
Not reported
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.10
3.75 and Above
9%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
33%
2.00 - 2.49
15%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
21 average
17-23 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
1%
Score of 24 - 29
23%
Score of 18 - 23
55%
Score of 12 - 17
21%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 15%
Top quarter: 46%
Top half: 74%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$32,270
Tuition and Fees
$21,480
Room and Board
$10,790
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Final deadline June 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003490
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
181 (100.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
177 (97.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
177 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
66 (37.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
85%
Average Award
$14,181
Need-Based Gift
Received by 177 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,486
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 166 (93.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,610
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
554 (100.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
499 (90.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
499 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
160 (32.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
75%
Average Award
$12,920
Need-Based Gift
Received by 499 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,417
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 478 (95.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,267
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
49%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$6,147
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
15.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • History, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Psychology, Biological/life sciences, English
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, engineering, medicine with Meharry Medical College, biology/chemistry with Howard University, pharmacy with Belmont University
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
46
Part-Time Faculty
34
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
46%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 56% of classes
10-19 students: 17% of classes
20-29 students: 18% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 18% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 47% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 35% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
228,929
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
70
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychology--General

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Nashville Population
624,496
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
40 acres

Weather

Temperature
26.5 average low in January, 86.5 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Nashville
Nearest Train Station
173 mile(s) from campus in Louisville, KY

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
82% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
18%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Bulldog
School Colors
Blue and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Softball x      
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Softball x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Softball    
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, cross-country running, softball, tennis, track and field, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, state clubs, class organizations, greek fraternities and sororities, university choir
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
805
Women
525 (65.2%)
Men
280 (34.8%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
738
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.7% Asian
88.0% Black/African-American
3.1% Hispanic/Latino
1.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.7% White
6.5% Unknown
International Students.
Not reported
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
49

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
82.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
37.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
50.6%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
53.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
26.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 2%
Law 5%
Theology 1%
Arts and Sciences 11%
Medicine 5%
Education 4%

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