Chances of getting into Fisk University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
71.5%
Admission Difficulty for Fisk University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Fisk University and can I get accepted? The school has a 71% acceptance rate ranking it #27 in Tennessee for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,354 out of 1,894 applicants were admitted making Fisk University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 74 percent. Fisk University typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students. Only 22% 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
890-1120
Applicants Submitting SAT
48%
SAT Scores for Fisk University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 420
SAT Composite 25th 890
SAT Scores for Fisk University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 550
SAT Composite 75th 1120
Average SAT Score 1010

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

Fisk University typically requires applicants to be in the top 79 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 890 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 770. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1010 out of 1600. The school ranks #30 in Tennessee for highest average SAT composite score. 48 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Fisk University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1120 and Above Good >81%
1005 to 1120 Avg + 71%-81%
890 to 1005 Avg - 59%-71%
775 to 890 Reach 46%-59%
Less than 775 Low <46%
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Fisk University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
57%
ACT Scores for Fisk University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Fisk University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 22
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 20

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 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #33 in Tennessee for highest average ACT composite score. 57 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
23 and Above Good >81%
20 to 23 Avg + 71%-81%
17 to 20 Avg - 59%-71%
14 to 17 Reach 46%-59%
Less than 14 Low <46%
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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 #35 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 71% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Fisk University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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 1,366 519 1,894
Accepted 997 351 1,354
Acceptance Rate 73% 68% 71%
Enrolled 198 95 293
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 27% 22%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jun 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jun 1, 2020.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 890 and 1120. 48% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 23. 57% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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