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Fisk University Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Fisk University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 2,431 out of 3,004 applicants or 81% were admitted making Fisk University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores. Fisk University typically accepts and attracts B- average high school students. Only 9% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 2,064 940 3,004
Accepted 1,705 726 2,431
Acceptance Rate 83% 77% 81%
Enrolled 159 57 216
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 9% 8% 9%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Fisk University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Fisk University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 17 and above. 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. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 67 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Fisk University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates 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 755. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1025 out of 1600. 42 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 890 1160
SAT Reading 440 580
SAT Math 450 580
ACT Composite 17 23
ACT English 16 24
ACT Math 15 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >88%
20 to 23 Avg + 81%-88%
17 to 20 Avg - 71%-81%
14 to 17 Reach 60%-71%
Less than 14 Low <60%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1160 and Above Good >88%
1025 to 1160 Avg + 81%-88%
890 to 1025 Avg - 71%-81%
755 to 890 Reach 60%-71%
Less than 755 Low <60%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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. If your high school grades are above the average 2.98 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Fisk University accepts 81% of all applicants.

What do these ratings mean?

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 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 10 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Jun 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.



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