Fisk University


Ever wonder why Nashville is known as Music City? You can find your answer at Fisk University. One of the oldest universities in the US and a member of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), it was Fisk’s legendary Jubilee Singers who inspired the name.

• Private
• Undergraduate enrollment – 1200
• Admit rate – 71%
• Financial Aid forms required – FAFSA
• Avg Class size 15 – 20 students
• 12:1 Female to male ratio

• Most popular majors: Music, Biology, and Business Administration
• New programs include Kinesiology
• Special programs include:
3 + 2 Nursing program with Galen College of Nursing
3 + 2 dual degree program in Science and Engineering with Case Western Reserve University and Vanderbilt University
Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s to PhD
• Faculty is “high touch” and know you by name

• Friendly, determined and curious
• Several DI sports including Men’s Basketball and Women’s Gymnastics and Volleyball
• 8 of the Divine 9 on campus
• Many students double major/minor
• Becoming a Jubilee Singer is still an honor and highly competitive
• 52% of students participate in experiential learning
• Notable alum include W.E.B. Dubois, Ida B. Wells, and John Lewis

• Applications read holistically
• Test Optional
• Apply to school in general or to a specific major

• Generous merit and need-based aid
Unweighted 3.0 GPA qualifies students for merit aid
Many scholarships available including some full tuition, room & board
No additional applications required
21 ACT and/or 1080 SAT qualifies students for additional, when submitted

Visit the Fisk University website.

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