Students Say

“Generous” financial aid and “a strong reputation for science” are two hallmarks of Hendrix College, “a progressive liberal arts school filled with Southern hospitality.” Another perk is Hendrix’s unique Odyssey Program, which allows students to “explore all sorts of things” in a hands-on way. You can learn printmaking, just for example, or maybe jet off to Prague to observe ballroom dancing. Class sizes are “small” here, and the academic atmosphere is “exceptionally rigorous.” “There is a ton of writing.” “A lot of time must be devoted to studying.” “Unmotivated students do not last long.”

Overview

Applicants
1,656
Acceptance Rate
83%
Average HS GPA
3.90

GPA Breakdown

64%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
11%
3.25 - 3.49
5%
3.00 - 3.24
3%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
550 - 680
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
540 - 670
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
26 - 32

Deadlines


Regular
June 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay

Selectivity Rating

Overall

Students Say

“Generous” financial aid and “a strong reputation for science” are two hallmarks of Hendrix College, “a progressive liberal arts school filled with Southern hospitality.” Another perk is Hendrix’s unique Odyssey Program, which allows students to “explore all sorts of things” in a hands-on way. You can learn printmaking, just for example, or maybe jet off to Prague to observe ballroom dancing. Class sizes are “small” here, and the academic atmosphere is “exceptionally rigorous.” “There is a ton of writing.” “A lot of time must be devoted to studying.” “Unmotivated students do not last long.” “It’s sink or swim,” contemplates a philosophy major. “If you swim, you’re in for a really great experience.” Professors are tough, but they’re also “unwaveringly genial and helpful.” Faculty members “love what they do and are very good at it.” “They make the subjects really interesting,” swears a religious studies major. They’re “passionate about their fields and very accessible in and out of the classroom.” Students do have some academic complaints. “The registration process could be better.” The level of academic satisfaction is pretty high overall, though, and the fact that about one-third of all newly minted Hendrix grads pro­ceed directly to graduate and professional school is evidence that all the hard work pays off.

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
142
with Terminal Degree
113

74
Men
68
Women
13
Minority
4
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
63%
Graduate in 5 years
67%
Graduate in 6 years
68%

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • American/United States Studies/Civilization

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry/Biophysics and Molecular Biology
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

  • History

  • History, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Music, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Mary Ann Gwinn
Pulitzer Prize for Journalism

Douglas A. Blackmon
Pulitzer Prize for Non-fiction

P. Allen Smith
Author and Host of gardening series for television and books

Mary Steenburgen
1980 Academy Award winner for Supporting Actress

Hayes Carll
Americana-Music Award winner for Song of the Year

Bill Wilson
U.S. District Judge, Eastern District of Arkansas

Jo Luck
Former President and CEO, Heifer International

Academic Rating

Career overview


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
63%
Graduate in 5 years
67%
Graduate in 6 years
68%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$26,065

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$24,498

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,252

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$24,492

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
52%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$28,861

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$37,200
Required Fees
$300
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,100

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,664
Transportation for Commuters
$2,000

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

Students Say

Some students tell us that Hendrix is “a cross between” a hippie school and a nerd school. Others call this place “more preppy than hippie.” More often than not, students have left-leaning political views. “Hendrix is the liberal mecca of Arkansas.” A fairly high percentage of students smoke—sometimes “heavily.” Students describe themselves as “hardworking,” “very ambitious,” “pretty free-spirited,” and “eclectic” “intellectual misfits” who tend to have “lots of interests and hidden abilities.” “People with particularly odd or strange quirks fit right in” at Hendrix because “everybody is weird in one way or another.” “While I can’t say we are ethnically diverse,” promises one student, “I can say that everyone is whole­heartedly welcome.” In the cafeteria, “you’ll see a jock, a gay drama kid, and a hippie all sitting together having a good time together.” “People form groups quickly and really just stick to those groups,” though.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,416
Out of State
53%

International
4%
Foreign Countries Represented
13

Demographics

2.27%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
5.43%
Asian
4.69%
African-American
4.91%
Hispanic
74.19%
Caucasian
6.60%
Unknown
3.81%
International

55% female
45% male
53% are out of state
100% are full time
0% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Social life here is extremely “campus-centric,” and Hendrix is “small enough to evoke a sense of familiarity without feeling boring.” “Hendrix is its own little world where you can’t help but get caught up in something.” “We have everything from sword club, Frisbee team, volunteer committee, to full orchestra,” enthuses one student. “There is always something to do.” “A lot of kids play intramural sports and stay pretty athletic.” “People are very involved in the act of hanging out” as well, and “There are really interesting conversations going on all over cam­pus.” “During the week, Hendrix is quiet because everybody is studying or work­ing on something school related.” On the weekends, however, “Hendrix definitely has an active party scene.” The revelry is “easy to avoid if you want to” but most students embrace it. “The lack of Greek life makes parties much more open and universal.” “Super-fun parties” reportedly abound. “Almost every weekend has been predesignated for some sort of ongoing annual event.” Off campus, some feel Conway, Arkansas, boasts little to do, but relatively urbane Little Rock is a short drive and “a common destination for Hendrix students wanting to break away from the routine.” Students say the campus here is “absolutely gorgeous.” However, some note that housing isn’t uniformly objectionable, but some of the dorms “have issues.” Students have few other gripes about their lives here, though. The food: always “digestible” and occasionally “fantastic.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
88%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
99%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
80
Number of Honor Societies
6

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
5

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Warriors)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Warriors)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Field Hockey
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Central Arkansas

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
11

Average Number of PC's per Lab
8

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
95%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Jennifer McKenzie
Assoc. Director of Adm & Visitation

Address
Office of Admission
1600 Washington Avenue
Conway, AR 72032

Phone
501-450-1362

Email
adm@hendrix.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Student Life & Technology Center
Village at Hendrix
Wellness & Athletic Center
Charles D. Morgan Center for Physical Sc
D.W. Reynolds building for the life scie
Art Complex, Butler Plaza Fountain, the Burrow (campus center)

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Clinton Presidential Library (Little Rock)
Little Rock River Market
Petit Jean Mountain
Zaza Fine Salad & Wood -Oven Pizza
Heifer International

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10-11:30 am MWF, 11-12:30 am TuTh; 10 am & 1:30 for summer
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
http://www.hendrix.edu/campusvisit

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
adm@hendrix.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Only seniors or rising seniors (Sun-Thu) when classes are in session.

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Little Rock Regional Airport is 35 miles from Conway, Greyhound bus station and taxis available.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Hendrix College is located in Conway, Arkansas, approximately 30 miles north of Little Rock: ■From I-40 West, take Exit 125 – US-65B/Harkrider Street. ■Turn left onto US-65B/Harkrider Street. (If traveling from I-40 East, turn right onto US-65B/Harkrider Street.) ■Stay on US-65B/Harkrider Street for about half a mile. Travel past The Village at Hendrix on your left, through the first roundabout (exiting to remain on US-65B/Harkrider Street), and underneath a pedestrian bridge. ■Remain in the right lane upon entering the second roundabout, and take an immediate right onto Markham Street. ■Turn right onto Spruce Street. ■From Spruce Street, turn right at the Visitor Parking sign. You will find visitor parking in front of Ellis Hall, home of the Hendrix Office of Admission and Financial Aid. If this will be your first visit to Conway, please enter your starting location in the box below. When you get to Conway, we suggest that you follow the directions above by taking Exit 125 – US-65B/Harkrider Street.

Local Accommodations
The following is a list of hotels located in Conway: *Mention that you're visiting Hendrix to receive a special rate. ■Best Western* 816 E Oak St; Exit 127 Conway, AR 72032 (501) 329-9855 ■Candlewood Suites* 2360 Sanders St; Exit 125 Conway, AR 72032 (501) 329-8551 ■Comfort Suites* 705 Museum Rd; Exit 127 Conway, AR 72032 (501) 329-8548 ■Country Inn & Suites 750 Amity Rd; Exit 127 Conway, AR 72032 (501) 932-0500 ■Days Inn* 1002 E Oak St; Exit 127 Conway, AR 72032 (501) 450-7575 ■Fairfield Inn & Suites* 2260 Sanders Rd; Exit 125 Conway, AR 72032 (501) 505-8034 ■Hampton Inn* 810 Museum Rd; Exit 127 Conway, AR 72032 (501) 329-8999 ■Hilton Garden Inn* 805 Amity Rd; Exit 127 Conway, Arkansas, 72032 (501) 329-1444 ■Holiday Inn Express* 2370 Sanders St; Exit 125 Conway, AR 72032 (501) 450-9112 ■La Quinta Inn & Suites 2350 Sanders St; Exit 125 Conway, AR 72032 (501) 328-5100 ■Microtel Inn & Suites* 2475 Sanders St; Exit 125 Conway, AR 72032 (501) 327-0898 ■Quality Inn 150 US 65N; Exit 125 Conway, AR 72032 (501) 329-0300 ■Super 8 Motel* 2430 Sanders Rd; Exit 125 Conway, AR 72032 (501) 505-8880
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Key Stats

1,656
Applicants
1,416
Size
83%
Acceptance Rate

Rankings & Lists