Fisk University

#692 / #208
Global Influence / U.S. Influence
#843
Most Desirable School

University in Nashville

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About Fisk University

According to Wikipedia, Fisk University is a private historically black university in Nashville, Tennessee. The university was founded in 1866 and its campus is a historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Fisk University Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual Applications Acceptance Graduation Rate Median SAT Score Median ACT Score
6,345 66% 51% 1040 21

How Much Does Fisk University Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
$22,906
Price by Family Income
Income Average Net Cost
0 - 30K $21,816
30K - 48K $25,704
48K - 75K $25,929
75K - 110K $29,211
110K+ $30,676

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

How Much Do Fisk University Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Fisk University, then you can expect to earn an average of $36,300 per year. You also have a 91% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Fisk University's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student Body Under-Grads Graduates
852 827 25

Where is Fisk University?

Fisk University is located at 1000 17th Ave North, Nashville TN 37208-4501

What Is Fisk University Known For?

Fisk University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Fisk University's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Fisk University's Most Influential Alumni?

Fisk University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Social Work, Sociology, and History. Here are some of Fisk University's most famous alumni:

W. E. B. Du Bois
W. E. B. Du Bois
An American sociologist, historian, activist, philosopher, social critic, and writer.
Ida B. Wells
Ida B. Wells
An African-American journalist, newspaper editor, suffragist, sociologist, and civil rights activist.
John Hope Franklin
John Hope Franklin
An African-American historian.
Mathew Knowles
An American music executive, businessman, record producer, and manager.
Nikki Giovanni
Nikki Giovanni
An American poet, writer and activist.
James Weldon Johnson
James Weldon Johnson
An American writer and activist.
Nella Larsen
Nella Larsen
An American novelist, librarian, nurse.
Diane Nash
Diane Nash
An American businesswoman known for civil rights activism.
George Padmore
A Trinidadian anti-colonial writer .
Melvin B. Tolson
An American poet.
David Levering Lewis
David Levering Lewis
An American historian.
Frederica Wilson
A U.S. Representative from Florida.