Fisk

Fisk University

1000 17th Ave N, Nashville, United States
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  • Total Documents
    6
  • Class Notes
    6
  • Textbook Notes
    0
  • Study Guides
    0
  • Currently Enrolled
    4
  • Previously Enrolled
    24

Overview of Fisk University (Fisk)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:805
    • Men:280 Men (34.8%)
    • Women:525 Women (65.2%)

Location

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Admission Information (Fisk)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Fisk University is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
1
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
1
Academic Electives
-
6

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
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

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1000 17th Avenue, North
City, State, Zip
Nashville, TN 37208-3051
Phone
(615) 329-8665
Fax
(615) 329-8576
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.10
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid (Fisk)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $21,480 (66.56%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,790 (33.44%)
  • Other Expenses: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Fisk University accepts prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1 | Final deadline June 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003490
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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


2016 Graduates with Loans
49%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$6,147
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
15.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (Fisk)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Fisk University provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


82.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


37.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


50.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


53.0%

Programs & Majors (Fisk)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (18)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Psychology, Biological/life sciences, English

Online Degrees


Business administration, engineering, medicine with Meharry Medical College, biology/chemistry with Howard University, pharmacy with Belmont University

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (5)


  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Physics
  • Psychology--General

Campus Life (Fisk)

Location & Geography

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

Available Transportation


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 of College Housing


82% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


18%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


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

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Fisk University offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


738

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
805
Women
525
Men
280

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

Number of Graduate Students


49

Student Resources (Fisk)

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