Fisk University, a historically black institution located in Nashville, Tennessee, was founded as the Fisk Free Colored School in 1866, six months after the end of the American Civil War, in order to provide education for freedmen. In, Fisk 1930 became the first African-American college or university to gain accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Student living has persisted to the present day, in part due to the dedication of Fisk's students, including the Fisk Jubilee Singers who performed to earn enough money to aid the school during a time of financial crisis. Today, the university has a firm financial standing and enrolls about 800 students each year. Students are invited to reside in on-campus student housing or in a university apartment in the surrounding area. The Fisk University campus is set just west of Downtown Nashville and about a mile from the banks of the Cumberland River.
Students at Fisk University may enroll in any of 17 undergraduate majors that culminate with a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Music degree. The handful of graduate students who attend the institution may work toward a Master of Arts degree in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, or in a pre-professional program. Academically, student living is divided into the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Business and the Graduate School of Research Studies. To complement these course offerings, Fisk houses a large music literature collection and an art collection sponsored by the painter Georgia O'Keeffe. Fisk is particularly strong in the sciences, having graduated more African American students to eventually earn a PhD in natural science than any other institution.
The university's location in Nashville creates an exciting living environment, and many students rent off campus housing in the city. Tennessee's capital is known in particular for its musical heritage and southern cuisine.
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