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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 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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The Fisk Jubilee Singers’® Album, Celebrating Fisk! (The 150th Anniversary Album), Wins GRAMMY® Award in Best Roots Gospel Album Category

Nashville, Tenn. (March 14, 2021) — Fisk University is excited to announce a 2021 GRAMMY® win for the Fisk Jubilee…

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Fisk University to Vie for National Championship of 32nd Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC), America’s Premier HBCU Academic Competition

Nashville, TN, March 15, 2021 – Hundreds of study hours and intense preparation have paid off for a team of…

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Commencement 2021 update

March 12, 2021 Dear Fisk University Community, I am pleased to share with you our plans for the spring 2021…

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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.