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Fisk University is a private institution that was founded in 1866. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 480, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 42 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Fisk University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 145. Its tuition and fees are $20,391 (2012-13).
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Founded in 1866, Fisk University is coeducational, private, and one of America's premier Historically Black Universities. The first Black college to be granted a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Fisk serves a diverse student body with students from 40 states and 6 foreign countries. There are residence halls for men and women. The focal point of the 40-acre campus and architectural symbol of the university is Jubilee Hall, the first permanent building for the education of Blacks in the South, named for the internationally renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers, who continue their tradition of singing and sharing classic Negro spirituals along with other genres of music from African, Brazil, African American and other diverse cultures. From its earliest days, Fisk faculty and alumni have been among America's intellectual leaders providing leadership in several fields including medicine, science, art, humanities, religion, literature, sociology and philosophy. Fisk Alumni include Dr. W. E. B. Du Bois, the first black Ph.D. from Harvard, great social critic and co-founder of the NAACP; Nikki Giovanni, poet/writer; Dr. John Hope Franklin, historian/scholar; Dr. David L. Lewis, professor/two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author; Hazel O'Leary, Esq., Fisk President and former U.S.
When applying to Fisk University, it's important to note the application deadline is June 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 1. The application fee at Fisk University is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 100.0 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||100.0%|
|Application deadline||June 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||July 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Fisk University is 8:1, and the school has 83.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Fisk University include: Business Administration and Management, General; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; Psychology, General; English Language and Literature, General; and Physics, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 72.8 percent.
Fisk University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 480, with a gender distribution of 35.8 percent male students and 64.2 percent female students. At this school, 64.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 36.0 percent of students live off campus. Fisk University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Fisk University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring and health insurance. Fisk University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Fisk University, 25 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Fisk University.
|Students who have cars on campus||25%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Fisk University, 90.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $12,028.
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|Tuition and fees||$20,391 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$9,546 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data