Fisk University

1000 17th Ave North
Nashville, TN 37208
(615) 329-8500

Quick Facts

Enrollment: 225

Type: Private nonprofit 4-year or above

Main Website:

Financial Aid: financial aid link

Annual Costs

Tuition and fees: $20,858.00

Total Cost In-State On-Campus: $36,618.00

Total Cost Out-State On-Campus: $36,618.00

Quick links: Admissions | Test Scoring | Financial Aid | Degrees | Majors | Scholarships

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 2123 744 1646
Percent admitted 83.45% 82.85% 83.78%
Percent admitted who enrolled 10.6% 11.83% 8.32%
Test Scoring
25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
SAT Critical Reading 390 550
SAT Math 400 540
SAT Writing 400 540
ACT Composite 17 23
ACT English 17 24
ACT Math 15 23
ACT Writing

*Click here for an explanation of 25th and 75th Percentile scoring.

Financial Aid
Percentage of students receiving any financial aid 98%
Percentage of students receiving Federal Grants 62%
Average Federal Grant $5,103.00
State Aid
Percentage of students receiving state aid 17%
Average state aid $5,803.00
Institutional Aid
Percentage of students receiving institutional aid 91%
Average institutional aid $15,624.00
Student Loans
Percentage of students receiving a student loan 68%
Average student loan $9,569.00
Biology/Biological Sciences
Computer and Information Sciences
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Language and Literature
Fine/Studio Arts
General Studies
Music Performance
Music Teacher Education
Political Science and Government
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods

Fisk University Scholarships

Tennessee Scholarships

Deramus Family Scholarship
Scholarship for incoming freshmen accepted to Vanderbilt University. Selection is based on academic merit, leadership, ACT/SAT scores, an essay, and recommendations. Students need only to complete the admissions application to be considered for this award. Number of awards may vary. Award amount usually is for partial tuition, but may cover up to full-tuition. Renewable. more...
Alvin G. & Sally M. Beaman Scholarships
Scholarship for undergraduate students attending the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. Selection based on academic merit, financial need and potential. Preference given to children or grandchildren of Beaman Bottling Company or Shelbyville Bottling employees or former employees. Due date, number of awards and award amounts may vary. Nonrenewable. more...
Keith Kennedy Scholarship
Scholarship for undergraduate students attending the University of Memphis who are majoring in Theatre or Dance. Selection based on academic achievement and talent. Due date, award amount and number of awards may vary. more...
Academic Common Market
Scholarship for domiciliary residents of Virginia who are undergraduate students pursuing a degree program not offered at a Virginia state sponsored college or university. Several southern states participate in the Academic Common Market program allowing eligible applicants to pay in-state tuition, even though they are are not residents. Participating states include Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, or West Virginia. Due date varies with institution. Number of awards may vary. Contact the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia for more information and/or application. more...
James W. & Gladys Caruthers Memorial Scholarship Fund
Scholarship for undergraduate students enrolled full-time at Tennessee State University. Students must be Valedictorians or Salutatorians of the class. Deadlines and award amounts may vary. more...

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