Fisk University

Overview of Fisk University

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.

Areas of Study

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.

Fisk Selectivity

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.

Student Body

Students numbered 814 in 2007-2008 at Fisk. The school has a large minority student population.

Student Life

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."

More complete details are provided below.

Choose a campus :
Some campuses offers specific programs
Computer And Information Sciences, General
Special Education And Teaching, General
Teacher Education And Professional Development, Specific Levels And Methods, Other
Music Teacher Education
Spanish Language And Literature
English Language And Literature, General
General Studies
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Mathematics, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General
Psychology, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Music, General
Music Performance, General
History, General
General information
Financial aid
Acceptance & Retention Rates
Graduation Rate

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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