What is it Like to Attend Fisk University?

Veronica earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Fisk University. She specializes in writing tutoring, test prep tutoring, and a number of other subjects. Below, she shares her experience at Fisk University.  

Describe the campus setting and transportation options.

Veronica: Fisk University has a beautiful campus with historic buildings. The campus is in a central location, situated near public transportation and walkable areas.

How available are the professors, academic advisors, and teaching assistants?

Veronica: All of the professors I have come into contact with are attentive and available when students need anything. I have always felt that my teachers truly want to see all of their students succeed, and do what they can to ensure that.

How would you describe the dorm life—rooms, dining options, location, socialization opportunities with other students, etc.?

Veronica: Freshman and sophomore year, dorms are separated by gender. Once you reach junior year, you can choose between a single or double occupancy room. Also, you have co-ed dorming options if you choose to live on campus. Many students do decide to find off-campus housing. The school offers dining packages to students with both cafeteria and fast food options.

Which majors/programs are best represented and supported?

Veronica: I studied English at Fisk. The university specializes in the liberal arts, science, math, and engineering.

How easy or difficult was it for you to meet people and make friends as a freshman? Does Greek life play a significant role in the campus social life?

Veronica: It was very easy to make friends at Fisk. It’s a small campus and easy to get around. The school does offer Greek life to students.

How helpful are the Career Center and other student support services?

Veronica: How helpful the Career Center is depends on your willingness to reach out and seek advice from the helpful staff.

How are the various study areas, such as libraries, the student union, and dorm lounges?

Veronica: The study spaces on campus are quaint and cozy.

Describe the surrounding town.

Veronica: Nashville is full of nightlife, great restaurants, and a great atmosphere for college students.

How big or small is the student body? Were you generally pleased or displeased with the typical class sizes?

Veronica: The class sizes were relatively small at Fisk. I was generally very pleased with the size of all of my classes.

Describe one memorable experience with a professor and/or class. Perhaps one you loved the most or one you regret the most.

Veronica: My favorite memory was in English class with Dr. Davidson. We were studying Toni Morrison. The class taught me how to dissect a book in such a way that makes reading come alive.


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