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At Hendrix, students work closely with faculty who are devoted to mentoring undergraduate students....

Hendrix College

Conway, Arkansas

At Hendrix, students work closely with faculty who are devoted to mentoring undergraduate students. Through the “Your Hendrix Odyssey Program,” a rare combination of opportunities, resources and research of a bigger university is achieved while maintaining the small intimate mentoring of a smaller school. Students are encouraged to pursue their passions and interest not just in the classroom but beyond it.

Student Profile

Fall 2015 Enrollment
1,327 undergraduate students
99% of undergrad students are full time
47% male — 53% female

Faculty Profile

2015-2016 Academic Year
118 full-time faculty
0 part-time faculty
11 to 1 student/faculty ratio

Residence Life

Residential college: approximately 85% of the students live in college-owned housing. Each residence hall has its own distinct character, architecture, traditions and activities. 6 traditional residence halls, 5 residence house, 3 themed houses, and five apartment complexes.

School Location

Hendrix College: Liberal Arts in its natural state. Located in the city of Conway, Hendrix students enjoy the thriving city that is home to Axiom, The Arkansas Shakespeare Theater, EcoFest and much more. The campus includes the Hendrix Creek Preserve which is both an environmental boon to the community and a great outdoor learning laboratory for Hendrix Students. Little Rock is just a half hour drive away from the campus. It’s a center of politics and government, where one can find the Clinton Presidential Center, Heifer International, and much more. Students enjoy the annual festivals, entertainment venues and events of Little Rock as well as the River Market District. For those who love the outdoors, Hendrix College is situated in a location that allows students to explore national parks, forests, lakes, rivers, caverns and much more. Students can rent camping and canoeing equipment from campus’s Wellness and Athletic center to get the most out of the natural state.

Retention Fall 2015

79% of students began in Fall 2014 and returned in Fall 2015 (full-time, first-time freshmen)

6-Year Graduation Rate 2015

68% of students graduated in 6 years


Nonresident aliens 4%
Hispanic/Latino 5%
Black or African American 5%
White 77%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%
Asian 5%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 1%


NCAA Division III

21 Varsity sports

Baseball (M), Basketball(M &W), Cross Country (M & W), Field Hockey (W), Football (M), Golf (M & W) Lacrosse (M & W), Lacrosse (M & W), Soccer (M & W), Softball (W), Swimming and Diving (M & W), Tennis ( M & W), Track and field (M & W), Volleyball (W)

Mascot: Ivan the Warrior Colors: Black and orange

Academic Programs

Accounting, Allied Health, American Studies, Art, Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, Biology, Chemical,  Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Economics & Business, English, Literary Studies,  Film Studies,  Creative Writing, Environmental Studies, French, German, History, Interdisciplinary Studies. International Relations, Kinesiology, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Philosophy & Religious Studies, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology/Anthropology, Spanish, Theatre Arts

More Distinctions

  • Featured in 2015 Fiske Guide to Colleges

  • Hendrix was among the 100 Most Financially Fit Colleges that merited an “A” grade in Forbes.com 2013 report

  • US News and World Report – Up and Coming Liberal Arts College for 6 consecutive years

  • According to The Chronical of Higher Education, Hendrix is among the country’s top producers of student Fulbright Scholars

  • U.S. News & World Report ranks Hendrix 8th among all national liberal arts colleges for “best undergraduate teaching”

  • The National Science Foundation ranks Hendrix as one of the top 50 U.S. Schools for the percentage of graduates who earn a Ph.D. in sciences and engineering.

You learn more when you do more

That is the educational philosophy behind The Hendrix Odyssey, an exciting component to the curriculum.  With six categories and plenty of flexibility, the Odyssey Program encourages all Hendrix students to embark on educational adventures that are personalized to their own interests and abilities.  Odysseys come in all shapes and sizes – some students earn Odyssey credits through coursework or through involvement in selected campus activities and organizations.  Other students venture farther afield, engaging in Odysseys that take them off campus and around the world.  All approved Odysseys earn transcript recognition.  Even better, those that require special funding are eligible for Odyssey grants, which have totaled more than $2.8 million since the program’s inception in 2005.


From the very start, students will be surrounded by faculty and staff who want them to succeed. Students will be held to high standards. Throughout their Hendrix career they will find the professors to be their most honest critics, biggest fans, and closest allies. 0% of Hendrix Classes are taught by graduate assistants.

The Engaged Citizen

This class is taught as a first year, team taught interdisciplinary seminar representing and introducing freshmen to the very heart of a liberal arts education and what it means to be an engaged citizen.( Ex. “Art and Spirit”, “Aliens, Robots, and Civilization”)


Crossing links courses from different departments and blends classroom educational opportunities with hands on experiences. Each Crossings program is a unique broad–reading sequence of courses united under topics such as “Food, Language and Identify” or “The Study of the Mind.”


“Above all, Hendrix prizes an active academic life and personal, social, and academic development.” 

Hendrix is home to 75 + clubs and organizations:

Multicultural Organizations – Hendrix Unity, International Club, Students for Black Culture, Students for Latin and Iberian Culture, Asian Culture Committee

Publications and Media – The Aonian ( literary magazine), KHDX (radio), The Profile (newspaper), Troubadour (yearbook)

Religious Organizations – Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Hendrix Catholic Campus Ministry, Hendrix Hillel

Student Government – Environmental Concern Committee. Multicultural Development Committee, Student Senate, Residence Hall Council, Social Committee

Special  Interest Groups – Amnesty International, College Republicans, Culinary Club, Hendrix Bike Revolution, Hendrix Filmmakers, Habitat for Humanity, Hendrix Knitting Circle, Murphy’s Lawn (improve troupe) Outdoor Club, Slam Mechanics, Sword Club, Volunteer Action Center, Young Democrats

Miller Center for Vocation, Ethics and Calling – The center funds retreats, internships, volunteer service projects, missions trips abroad, and many more initiatives that integrate faith and knowledge.

Hendrix- Murphy Foundation Programs in Language and Literature – Attend readings and lectures by nationally and internationally acclaimed scholars, novelists, poets, playwrights, and theatre directors such as Rita Dove, graphic novelist Art Speiglman (Maus), Rebecca Skloot (The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks), author Jonathan Safran Foer (Everything is Illuminated) and filmmaker Miranda July (You and Me and Everybody We Know)

Center for Entrepreneurial Studies – Students participate in programs such as internships, seminars, workshops and retreats and join in debates about the role of entrepreneurs in market economics

Campus Kitty – Organized and run entirely by students, Campus Kitty involves the entire campus in a week-long series of charity fundraising events.

Hendrix graduates are experienced and armed with a strong degree and an impressive Odyssey transcript of experience and exploration. They have the edge in competing for career opportunities and graduate and professional school placements because they did not just spend four years in a classroom – rather they took their education to the next level. The liberal arts experience at Hendrix gives a student a plethora of skills outside of their major – the ability to be an articulate speaker, a clear writer, a critical thinker and an ethical, companionate person.

Hendrix graduates who immediately enter the job market report obtaining employment within six months of graduation. Career Services on campus provides career planning, resume and cover letter assistance, on campus recruiting, a week-long CareerFest, and much more.

50%+ of Hendrix graduates enroll in graduate or professional school within two years. Hendrix College has an 87% Law School acceptance rate and a 89% Medical School acceptance rate. 

Hendrix Alumni Include:

  • 6 Rhodes Scholars
  • 32 Watson Fellows
  • 29 Goldwater Scholars
  • 24 Fulbright Scholars
  • 4 Jack Kent Cook Scholars
  • 3 Truman Scholars
  • 1 Marshall Scholar


Admissions Fall 2015

1,714 Total Applicants 
1,412 Total Admissions 
395 Total Freshman Enrollment

82.38% of applicants admitted

Freshman Profile Fall 2015

  25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading 540 680
SAT Math 580 660
SAT Writing    
ACT Composite 25 32
ACT Math 29 33
ACT English 25 34
ACT Writing    


Application process for first-year students: 

  1. Complete the Common Application online for free, or mail a completed Common Application.You may access the Common Application and other required application materials at hendrix.edu/apply.  
  2. Have your high school counselor complete a Secondary School Report as well as submit an official transcript of grades on all work you have attempted since the beginning of the ninth grade.
  3. Take the ACT or the SAT and request that your scores be sent to Hendrix. There is no preference as to which test is taken, but Hendrix strongly urges all applicants to take either the ACT or the SAT during their junior and/or senior year of high school. Note that scores from the ACT and SATwritingtests are not considered when evaluating candidates for admission. The Hendrix ACT code is 0128, and the SAT code is 6273.
  4. Though not required, Hendrix encourages applicants to provide at least one recommendation from an individual who can evaluate the applicant not only as a student but as an individual and member of the community.

Visit: https://www.hendrix.edu/apply/


Net Price Calculator



Tuition $40,520
Fees $350
Total $40,870
Room and Board (on campus) $11,244
Room Only $5,790
Board Only $5,454
Estimated Total On Campus $52,114


Financial Aid Breakdown 2014-2015

100% of full-time, first-time undergraduates awarded any financial aid
55% of full-time, first-time undergraduates awarded student loan aid

$29,208 Average amount of federal, state, local, or institutional grant aid awarded
$7,515 Average amount of student loan aid awarded to full-time, first-time undergraduates

Scholarships and Grants

Hendrix offers a wide variety of scholarships and grants. Visit: https://www.hendrix.edu/financialaid/ to explore the various scholarships and grants.