Fisk University is one of 102 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the United States.
As recently highlighted in this NYTimes article, there has been a rise in applications to HBCUs over the past couple of years.
Fisk offers personalized academic advising and accessible office hours, and provides opportunities for research, internships and supplemental instruction.
While Fisk students tend to hang out together and experience a more low-key social life, there is no shortage of activities to get involved with.
There is an active Greek life on campus and endless opportunities to engage with students from neighboring campuses.
The student body is largely black with a small but growing Hispanic population.