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Nashville, Tennessee

Fisk University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Fisk University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
45.4%
Admission Difficulty for Fisk University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionAverage

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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1020-1320
Applicants Submitting SAT
23%
SAT Scores for Fisk University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 1020
SAT Scores for Fisk University
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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Fisk University admission chances by SAT score
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%
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Fisk University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
16-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT
79%
ACT Scores for Fisk University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for Fisk University
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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Fisk University admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
2.98
Typical High School Grades
B-

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 #34 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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Fisk University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 9% Good
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

High School Class Rank

81% of Fisk University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Fisk University students
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%

Admission Statistics

Fisk University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,927 874 2,801
Accepted 914 358 1,272
Acceptance Rate 47% 41% 45%
Enrolled 86 49 135
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 9% 14% 11%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jun 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Jun 1, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Fisk University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Fisk University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Fisk University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.