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Fisk University Admission Requirements

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Your chances of getting into Fisk University

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

71%
Admission Difficulty for Fisk University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Challenging 
Applicant Competition Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Fisk University is 71%.  Its admission rate is the 23rd lowest in Tennessee.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Fisk University and can you get accepted?

Fisk University is a moderately competitive school to get into. You have a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the criteria. Last year, 5,158 out of the 7,268 who applied were admitted.

Fisk University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.1. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 6% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Fisk University?

71% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Fisk University you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.1 or better
  • Earn B grades in high school
  • Score 1270 on the SAT
  • Score 22 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class

Fisk University GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.1

Typical High School Grades 

B

What GPA do you need to get into Fisk University?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Fisk University are to have around a 3.1 high school GPA. You need about average high school grades.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Fisk University accepts 71% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Fisk University is 3.1 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B letter grades and regularly score around 83-86 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #45 in Tennessee for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Fisk University is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.1 GPA range.

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Fisk University SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Fisk University. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 35% of students submitted SAT scores and 30% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

1090-1450

Applicants Submitting SAT 

35%
SAT Scores for Fisk University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 550
Math 25th Percentile 540
Composite 25th Percentile 1090
SAT Scores for Fisk University
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 670
Math 75th Percentile 780
Composite 75th Percentile 1450
Average SAT Score 1270

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Fisk University?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Fisk University is 1270 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1090-1450. Students who get into Fisk University score in the top 43 percent of all SAT test takers..  Fisk University ranks #4 in the state of Tennessee and #231 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1270 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Fisk University regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1090 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1090, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 910, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Fisk University is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1270 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1270, you have around a 71% chance of being admitted. A 1450 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 82% chance of getting in.

Fisk University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1450 and Above Good >82%
1270 to 1450 Avg + 71%-82%
1090 to 1270 Avg - 56%-71%
910 to 1090 Reach 40%-56%
Less than 910 Low <40%
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Fisk University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

19-25 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

30%
ACT Scores for Fisk University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 19
Math 25th Percentile 17
Composite 25th Percentile 19
ACT Scores for Fisk University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 25
Math 75th Percentile 23
Composite 75th Percentile 25
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Fisk University?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Fisk University is 22, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 19 and 25.  The school ranks #16 in Tennessee for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 22. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 19 and score in the score in the top 56 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 16.

30 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Fisk University.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Fisk University is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Fisk University for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 22 score has around 71% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 82% with a 25 ACT score.

Fisk University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
25 and Above Good >82%
22 to 25 Avg + 71%-82%
19 to 22 Avg - 56%-71%
16 to 19 Reach 40%-56%
Less than 16 Low <40%
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High School Class Rank

74% of Fisk University freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 46% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted Fisk University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 14.9%
Top 25% of class 46.2%
Top 50% of class 74%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Fisk University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,103 2,165 7,268
Accepted 3,621 1,537 5,158
Acceptance Rate 71% 71% 71%
Enrolled 223 100 323
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 6% 7% 6%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Aug 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

102

Applicants have 102 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Fisk University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Fisk University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Fisk University Application Requirements
Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Recommendations Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Fisk University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Fisk University is moderately competitive, you have a strong chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.1 GPA, you have a very good likelihood of getting in. A 1270 on the SAT and 22 on the ACT will further lock in your application.

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=220181 IPEDS survey data for Fisk University.

FAQs

Does Fisk University prefer SAT or ACT?

35% of students submit their SAT scores to Fisk University. 30% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Fisk University?

71% of those who apply are granted admission to Fisk University. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Fisk University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1090 and 1450. The average SAT score is 1270. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Fisk University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 25. The average ACT score is 22. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.