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Fisk University Admission Requirements

Nashville, Tennessee

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Chances of getting into Fisk University

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
66%
Admission Difficulty for Fisk University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionLow
How hard is it to get into Fisk University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Fisk University is 66%.  It ranks #19 in Tennessee for lowest rate of acceptance. Fisk University is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 4,217 out of 6,345 applicants were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent (SAT 990/1210 ACT 20/26). 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.

The Fisk University application fee is $25 and applications are due by Mar 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Fisk University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

Fisk University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
990-1210
Applicants Submitting SAT
48%
SAT Scores for Fisk University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 990
SAT Scores for Fisk University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1210
Average SAT Score 1100

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Fisk University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 62 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 990 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 880. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1100 out of 1600. Fisk University ranks #16 in Tennessee for highest average SAT composite score. 48 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Fisk University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1210 and Above Good >77%
1100 to 1210 Avg + 66%-77%
990 to 1100 Avg - 53%-66%
880 to 990 Reach 40%-53%
Less than 880 Low <40%
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Fisk University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
57%
ACT Scores for Fisk University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Fisk University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

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 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #16 in Tennessee for highest average ACT composite score. 57 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Fisk University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Fisk University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >77%
23 to 26 Avg + 66%-77%
20 to 23 Avg - 53%-66%
17 to 20 Reach 40%-53%
Less than 17 Low <40%
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Fisk University GPA

Estimated 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?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Fisk University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Fisk University was 3.1 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #45 in Tennessee for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Fisk University accepts 66% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

Similar Requirements

High School Class Rank

74.3% 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 14.9%
Top 25% of class 46.2%
Top 50% of class 74%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Fisk University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,448 1,897 6,345
Accepted 3,051 1,166 4,217
Acceptance Rate 69% 61% 66%
Enrolled 161 90 251
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 5% 8% 6%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Mar 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Fisk University is $25.

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 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.

FAQs

Does Fisk University prefer SAT or ACT?

48% of students submit their SAT scores to Fisk University. 57% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Fisk University?

66% of those who apply are granted admission to Fisk University. Admission competition is low and the college has average 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 990 and 1210. 48% of students submit SAT scores when applying. 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 20 and 26. 57% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.