Fisk University

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Fisk University is a historically black college found in Nashville, TN. The smaller size of enrollment, which is around 640 students, provides smaller class sizes for enrolled students.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores in the range of 1270 (25th percentile) to 1300 (75th percentile) on the SAT and within the range of 17 (25th percentile) to 18 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is common among applicants admitted to this school. We were able to estimate the Fisk University average GPA (2.89 - 2.90) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. An estimated 40 percent of all students which applied were accepted at Fisk University, and from those that were granted acceptance about 17 percent continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at fisk.edu.

Overall Fisk University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013

39.7%

The overall acceptance rate for Fisk University was reported as 39.7% in Fall 2013 with over 3,330 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1270 - 1300
  • ACT Scores: 17 - 18
  • Average GPA: 2.89 - 2.90

How Hard Is It to Get into Fisk University?

Applicant Selectivity: Low

When considering the average GPA and SAT/ACT scores of students accepted to Fisk University and comparing to other schools nationwide, applicant selectivity is lower than most other schools.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2017 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2017-2018 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Fisk University has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 63.8%
  • 2010-2011: 61.0%
  • 2011-2012: 98.2%
  • 2012-2013: 10.5%
  • 2013-2014: 39.7%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2017-2018: 46.0%

How Does Fisk University Compare?

39.7%
This School
55.5%
National Avg

The acceptance rate for Fisk University is forty percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Kentucky Wesleyan College67.1%
Brescia University45.5%
Hiwassee College58.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)

TotalMaleFemale
Applicants3,33435.4%64.6%
Admitted1,32333.8%66.2%
Enrolled22632.3%67.7%

Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Fisk University (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading420 - 430
Math430 - 440
Writing420 - 430
Total Score1270 - 1300
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 17
Math16 - 17
Composite Score17 - 18
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