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Study at Fisk University

Fisk is found in Nashville, TN. Nashville is a large city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Master's degree at Fisk.

Course Topics

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. Fisk is known for its programs in mathematics, science, therapy and Counselling, and liberal arts.

Fisk Selectivity

Admission to the school is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Hats off to the 36% of those who apply who get accepted. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 460. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 440 and 540. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. Fisk has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 814 in 2007 at the school. Fisk has a large minority student population.

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. Fisk offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Fisk values student athletics, and belongs to the Division III Independents.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Fisk University provides a rich academic experience steeped in the liberal arts tradition. Our faculty, staff and students exhibit a passion for learning and personal growth. We are committed to ethical leadership and engagement in our local and global communities. "

Fisk Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts47sociology, political science, English, history, Spanish language, general studies
Science39biology, physics, chemistry
Therapy and Counselling37psychology
Business and Management25business
Education and Teaching4music teaching, special ed
Music2music performance, music
Computer Science and Engineering1computer and info science
Fine Arts1fine arts
Drama and Performing Arts1drama
Religion and Philosophy1philosophy and religious studies

Contact: Fisk

Fisk University

1000 17th Ave N

Nashville, TN 37208-4501

General Phone: (615) 329-8500


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