Fisk is found in Nashville, TN. Nashville is a large city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Master's degree at Fisk.
The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. Fisk is known for its programs in liberal arts, mathematics, science, therapy and counseling.
Admission to the school is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Hats off to the 54% of those who apply who get accepted. Three quarters of students in 2007-2008 had SAT verbal scores of at least 415. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 400 and 510.
Fisk maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.
Students numbered 814 in 2007-2008 at Fisk. The school has a large minority student population.
Fisk has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Fisk values student athletics, and belongs to the Division III Independents, Division III Independents, Division III Independents.
The school reports its educational mission is:
"Fisk University provides a rich academic experience steeped in the liberal arts tradition. Our faculty, staff and students exhibit a passion for learning and personal growth. We are committed to ethical leadership and engagement in our local and global communities."
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