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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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 805
   Women 525 (65.2%)
   Men 280 (34.8%)
Graduate Students 49
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 81% of 3,004 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.10
SAT Math 499 average
400-540 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 501 average
390-550 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 21 average
17-23 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities       X
Cost of Attendance $36,470
  Tuition and Fees $21,480
  Room and Board $10,790
Average Percent of Need Met 85%
Average Freshman Award $14,181
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 49
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
Nashville Population 624,496
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 91% of freshmen, 64% of all students
Athletic Conferences National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot Bulldog
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%