About Fisk University

Fisk University is a highly ranked historically black university, according to U.S. News and World Report, and is the oldest institution of higher learning in Nashville, Tennessee. Fisk’s outstanding faculty and students continue to enhance the University’s international reputation for academic excellence. Our scholars continue to make strides in all areas of the industry from Social Justice to the sciences. A Fisk education prepares our students to become beacons in servicing the community and well-rounded leaders and scholars in their respective fields. Fisk offers more than 20+ undergraduate and graduate programs in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Clinical Psychology with a bridge Masters to Ph.D. programs through a partnership with Vanderbilt University.

Conveniently located in Nashville, TN

Fisk University is a five minute drive from downtown Nashville and is accessible by air via the Nashville International Airport. Public transportation services the local area and the university campus.


Fisk University produces graduates from diverse backgrounds with the integrity and intellect required for substantive contributions to society, Our curriculum is grounded in the liberal arts. Our faculty and administrators emphasize the discovery and advancement of knowledge through research in the natural and social sciences, business and the humanities.

We are committed to the success of scholars and leaders with a global perspective.

Printed reviews of academic excellence like U.S. News and World Report, the Princeton Review, Niche Forbes Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek and the Wall Street Journal Recognize Fisk University for its consistent academic prowesses, overall value and campus life.


Fisk University is your home away from home, where you become apart of an evergrowing Fisk Family. Learn some quick facts about our academics, campus life, sports, notable alumni and more.


Nashville and Fisk University have had such an amazing relationship from the beginning of the university in 1866. From the cities, musical roots starting here with our Fisk Jubilee Singers, to the amazing dining experiences you will find just moments away from campus. Giving all who visit the urban experience with the personality of small-town living.