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12:1

Student to
teacher ratio
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930+

University total enrollment
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3.4

Average
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1200

Average SAT
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#3

Job Placement
in Tennessee

Achieving academic excellence since 1866

Fisk University has stood the test of time for more than 150 years. True excellence beams from this illustrious campus. Here, we produce true leaders and scholars that are ready to change the world. The university has been known as the Golden Standard for supporting our students' intellectual needs.

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Fisk University’s Outdoor Life Program Receives Grant for Student Fishing Camp

For a number of years, the Outdoor Life Program at Fisk University has been supported by a gift from the…

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Recap: Brown Girls Do Gymnastics Hosts Camp, Conference and Invitational at Fisk University

The Brown Girls Do Gymnastics (BGDG) Conference and Isla™ Invitational was hosted at Fisk University on July 19 -24 with…

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Fisk University Awarded $300,000 from The National Science Foundation (NSF)

Zeinab Yadegari, a Fisk University Postdoctoral Research Fellow, has received $300,000 from The National Science Foundation (NSF), a government agency that funds…

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National Park Service Awards Fisk $500K to Preserve Historic Cravath Hall

Fisk University’s historic Erastus Milo Cravath Library will be preserved thanks to a $500,000 grant from the Historically Black Colleges…

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Fisk University Receives $1.4M to Return Historic Upward Bound

After a 25-year hiatus, the federally funded TRIO-Upward Bound Program will return to Fisk University. The program will increase the…

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Fisk University Introduces New Bachelor of Social Work Program

Fisk University is excited to announce the launch of a new Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program. The four-year curriculum…

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Fisk Alumna, Dr. Diane Nash, Receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom

This past Thursday Dr. Diane Nash ’61, civil rights icon and Fisk alumna, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom,…

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Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Has Awarded Fisk University $1.6 Million to Support Digitization Project

The Fisk University John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library has received $1.6 million from the Mellon Foundation to support…

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Corrinne Tarver Promoted to Athletic Director at Fisk University

On July 6, Vann Newkirk, Fisk University President, announced the promotion of Corrinne Tarver to Athletic Director, overseeing the Athletics…

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Stephan Naylor Hired as Director for first-ever Marching Band at Fisk University

written by: Maya Brown Fisk University is thrilled to announce Stephan Naylor as the University’s new band director. The Chicago…

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A rich tradition of excellence

Probably no single institution has played so central a role as Fisk in the shaping of black learning and culture in America. The Fisk tradition of leadership and excellence continued throughout the 20th century and is being carried on today.