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Fisk University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1866
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 898
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $16,025,093
Admissions Address

1000 17th Avenue N
Nashville, TN 37208-3051

Website

http://www.fisk.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@fisk.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.1
Send application by: June 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Keith Chandler
Admissions office telephone: (888) 702-0022
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: June 1
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? No
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Tuition deposit: $300 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $200 (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 3
Science N/A 1
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language N/A 1
Social studies N/A 3
History N/A 1
Academic electives N/A 6
Total academic units N/A 20

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Neither required nor recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: July 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: July 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: N/A
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: N/A
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: N/A
Geographical residence: N/A
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: N/A
Work experience: N/A
Level of applicant's interest: N/A
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 68%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 68%
Total applicants: 1,787
Total acceptances: 1,210
Total freshman enrollment: 268
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 521
Male acceptances: 328
Male freshman enrollment: 77
 
Female applicants: 1,266
Female acceptances: 882
Female freshman enrollment: 191
Out-of-state freshmen: N/A
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 27%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 52%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 77%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 90%
Average high school GPA: 3.1
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 88%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 52%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 450 – 550
Math: 440 – 540
Combined: 890 – 1090

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 2.0% 3.0%
600-699 10.0% 7.0%
500-599 46.0% 37.0%
400-499 33.0% 43.0%
300-399 9.0% 9.0%
200-299 0.0% 1.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 56%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 19 – 24
Math: 17 – 22
Composite: 19 – 23

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 0.0% 5.0% 0.0%
24-29 21.0% 28.0% 17.0%
18-23 72.0% 52.0% 46.0%
12-17 7.0% 15.0% 37.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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