Fisk University Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Fisk University
How hard is it to get into Fisk University and can I get accepted? The school has a 45% acceptance rate ranking it #6 in Tennessee for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,272 out of 2,801 applicants were admitted making Fisk University a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 66 percent. Fisk University typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 11% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
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Fisk University SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT23%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||560|
|SAT Math 25th||460|
|SAT Composite 25th||1020|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||690|
|SAT Math 75th||630|
|SAT Composite 75th||1320|
|Average SAT Score||1170|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Fisk University?
Fisk University typically requires applicants to be in the top 57 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 870. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1170 out of 1600. The school ranks #17 in Tennessee for highest average SAT composite score. 23 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1320 and Above||Good||>58%|
|1170 to 1320||Avg +||45%-58%|
|1020 to 1170||Avg -||32%-45%|
|870 to 1020||Reach||22%-32%|
|Less than 870||Low||<22%|
Fisk University ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT79%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||15|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||16|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||22|
|ACT Math 75th||21|
|ACT Composite 75th||22|
|Average ACT Score||19|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Fisk University?
Admission data indicates that Fisk University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 16 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 75 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 13 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 19 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #34 in Tennessee for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 79 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Fisk University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|22 and Above||Good||>58%|
|19 to 22||Avg +||45%-58%|
|16 to 19||Avg -||32%-45%|
|13 to 16||Reach||22%-32%|
|Less than 13||Low||<22%|
Avg. High School GPA2.98
Typical High School GradesB-
You can get into Fisk University with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Fisk University was 2.98 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #35 in Tennessee for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Fisk University will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||16%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||9%||Good|
|3.00 to 3.25||15%||Avg +|
|2.75 to 3.00||33%||Avg +|
|2.50 to 2.75||15%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||3%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
81% of Fisk University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||18%|
|Top 25% of class||46%|
|Top 50% of class||81%|
|Bottom 50% of class||19%|
|Bottom 25% of class||6%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||9%||14%||11%|
Applications are DueJun 1, 2020
Days left to Apply173
Applicants have 173 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Fisk University before the Jun 1 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Mar 14||Mar 27|
|May 2||May 15|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
|Feb 8||Feb 19|
|Apr 4||Apr 14|
What are the requirements for admission to Fisk University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=220181 IPEDS survey data for Fisk University.
Frequently Asked Questions
23% of students submit their SAT scores to Fisk University. 79% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
45% of those who apply are granted admission to Fisk University. Admission competition is low and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1020 and 1320. 23% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.