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 960 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 930 (25th percentile) to 1150 (75th percentile) on the SAT and within the range of 18 (25th percentile) to 24 (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 - 3.25) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. An estimated 90 percent of all students which applied were accepted at Fisk University, and from those that were granted acceptance about 12 percent continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Fisk University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Fisk University was reported as 93.4% in Fall 2020 with over 3,030 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

  • ACT Scores: 18 - 24
  • Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Fisk University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Fisk University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Fisk University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 78.5%
  • 2017-2018: 45.4%
  • 2018-2019: 71.5%
  • 2019-2020: 93.4%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 71.0%

How Does Fisk University Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Fisk University is sixty-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Kentucky Wesleyan College62.4%
Covenant College98.2%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Fisk University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading470 - 580
Math460 - 570
Total Score930 - 1150
ACT®Score Range
English17 - 25
Math17 - 23
Composite Score18 - 24
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