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12:1

Student to
teacher ratio
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830+

University total enrollment
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3.25

Average
Student GPA
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21

Average
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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 Fall 2020 Sports Decision

Fisk University is currently engaged in planning for the 2020-2021 academic year and announced that the University will resume modified…

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Fisk University Names Social Justice Institute After Late Congressman and Fisk Alumnus John R. Lewis

Fisk University announced today that it will be naming its recently launched institute for social justice after the late Congressman…

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Longtime Fisk University librarian and dean Jessie Carney Smith retires

In 1956, Jessie Carney Smith began working as a clerk-typist for the English and religion departments at Fisk University. She…

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Fisk University joins the world in mourning the loss of one of her “Sons Ever on the Altar” Congressman John Lewis as well as honoring his legacy and commitment to justice and nonviolence.

John Robert Lewis (1940-2020) Civil Rights Leader, Congressman, and Fiskite John Robert Lewis, beloved Civil Rights Leader, Congressman, and Fisk…

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Fisk University Named in Cosmopolitan’s Top 50 ‘Most Beautiful College Campuses’

  This month Cosmopolitan Magazine released a list of the top 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in the country naming…

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Fisk University announced it will join Apple’s Community Education Initiative

Today, Fisk University announced it will join Apple’s Community Education Initiative, working alongside Apple to bring coding and creativity experiences…

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Fisk University’s Jada Spight Advances on BET’s Sunday Best Season 10

BET’s Sunday Best season 10 premiered off last Sunday, July 5th at 8/7C. The show is hosted by  GRAMMY-winning legend…

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Special Collections Librarian, DeLisa Minor-Harris Named Rare Book School-Andrew W. Mellon Diversity, Inclusion & Cultural Heritage Fellow

RBS-Mellon Cultural Heritage Fellows for 2020–2022   In June 2019, Rare Book School received a $1.5 million grant from The…

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24 Fisk Student-Athletes Named to the 2019-20 Association of Independent Institutions Academic All-Conference Team

NASHVILLE (June 25, 2020)-This week, the Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I) recognized 24 student-athletes from Fisk University for their classroom…

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Fisk Jubilee Singers Announce New Album, Celebrating Fisk!

RELEASE Fisk Jubilee Singers® Announce New Album, Celebrating Fisk! (The 150th Anniversary Album), Releasing on 6/26/20, Including “Glory / Stranger”…

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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.