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12:1

Student to
teacher ratio
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910+

University total enrollment
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3.45

Average
Student GPA
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23.7

Average
Test Scores
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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 Names Dr. John D. Jones as New Provost & VP For Academic Affairs

Today Fisk University announced that Dr. John D. Jones has been appointed to serve as the new Provost & VP…

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Fisk Jubilee Singers® Named as Honoree for the National Museum Of African American Music Celebration Of Legends

The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) will present musical pioneers Quincy Jones, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson and the…

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TPAC to present performance film of multi-award-winning Fisk Jubilee Singers® as part of ensemble’s 150th Anniversary celebration

The nonprofit Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) will present Walk Together Children: The 150th Anniversary of the Fisk Jubilee Singers, a…

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Fisk University Galleries awarded a $500,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Fisk University is thrilled to announce that the Galleries have been awarded a $500,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon…

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The John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library Receives Grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources to Digitize The University’s Fiskiana Collection

  The Fisk University John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library has received $180,000.00 from the Council on Library and…

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3 Fisk Students Named as UNCF/Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows

Three Fisk students from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences were recently named as fellows for the UNCF/Mellon Mays…

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Fisk University Mourns the Loss of Alumnus and Late U.S. Congressman Alcee Hastings

Fisk University is deeply saddened by the loss of Fisk alumnus and late U.S. Congressman Alcee Hastings. Hastings graduated from…

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Fisk Students Participate in the Creation and First Celebration of HBCU Day in Nashville

Nashville, Tenn. – March 12th, 2021 marked the first Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Day in the city of…

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Resumption of Normal Operation Fall 2021

  Since March 2020, much has changed as a result of COVID 19. However, Fisk University has fared well during…

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Fisk University Athletics Returns to The Gulf Coast Athletic Conference

Nashville, Tenn. (March 16, 2021)  – Fisk University is excited to announce the return of the Fisk University Bulldogs to…

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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.