Welcome to the Office of Recruitment and Admission

The Office of Recruitment and Admission identifies and recruits talented students to comprise the entering class annually. We are looking for students of demonstrated academic acumen that possess strong records of leadership and service. Our holistic review process can be simply stated with one question: “How will Fisk be better if I attend?” We begin to answer that question with a review of your academic record and a review of your demonstrated service. Within the last four years, our applicant pool has grown increasingly competitive. In fact, a better than “B” average is now the norm for students regularly accepted for study at Fisk.

Fall 2016 Admitted Student Profile

  • Middle 50% GPA of Admitted Students 2.95 - 3.27
  • Middle 50 % ACT of Admitted Students 20 - 23
  • Middle 50% SAT of Admitted Students 940 – 1050 CR and Math

Proper academic preparation for those seeking undergraduate admission, as determined by the Office of Recruitment and Admission, is as follows:

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of Math (to include Algebra 2 with Trigonometry)
  • 3 years of science
  • 1 year of foreign language
  • 1 year of history

Students who are interested in science-related programs (Pre-Med/Dental/Pharmacy track, Physics, Math, Computer Science, Nursing, Dual-Degree Engineering) are encouraged to take the most challenging science and math courses their school has to offer.

Students who submit applications to Fisk University without fulfilling the above stated proper academic preparation requirements will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. The admission evaluation looks at grades, test scores, service, leadership, outstanding talents/contributions, and a personal interview.  In some cases, the evaluation results in an admission decision even if  your application was below the minimum standard but the University saw potential and has offered admission.

Fisk Facts

Fisk ranks among the top-fifty baccalaureate institutions in producing African-American science and engineering doctoral degree recipients, in a study by the National Science Foundation.