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. Each student is encouraged to pursue their passions and interests not just in the classroom, but far beyond it.
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“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 credit through coursework, while others can benefit from 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 who require special funding are eligible for Odyssey grants, which have totaled more than $2.8 million since the program’s inception in 2005.
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Non-U.S. Citizen: 1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 8%
White, non-Hispanic: 70%
Native/Indigenous American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 5%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 6%
From the very start, students are surrounded by faculty and staff who want them to succeed. Those who attend Hendrix are held to high standards, supported by professors who are their most honest critics, biggest fans, and closest allies. 0% of Hendrix Classes are taught by graduate assistants.
THE ENGAGED CITIZEN
The “Engaged Citizen” class is taught as a first-year, team-taught interdisciplinary seminar representing and introducing freshmen to the very heart of a liberal arts education. Courses with such themes as “Art and Spirit” and “Aliens, Robots, and Civilization” all employ unique strategies to explore what it means to be an engaged citizen.
“Crossings” links courses from different departments while also blending classroom education with hands-on experiences. Each Crossings program is a unique, broad-reading sequence of courses united under such topics as “Food, Language, and Identity” and “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 Improv, Outdoor Club, Slam Mechanics, Sword Club, Volunteer Action Center, Young Democrats
Miller Center for Vocation, Ethics, and Calling – This center funds retreats, internships, volunteer service projects, mission trips abroad, and many more initiatives that integrate faith and knowledge.
Hendrix-Murphy Foundation Programs in Language and Literature – Students can attend readings and lectures by nationally and internationally acclaimed scholars, novelists, poets, playwrights, and theatre directors, including Rita Dove, graphic novelist Art Spiegelman (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 internships, seminars, workshops, and retreats. They also take part 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.
Located in the city of Conway, Hendrix is part of a thriving community alongside 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 more. Students can rent camping and canoeing equipment from campus’ Wellness and Athletic center to get the most out of the natural state.
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
GRADUATES OF PROMISE
Hendrix graduates are experienced and armed with a strong degree that is bolstered by an impressive Odyssey transcript of experience and exploration. They have an edge as they compete for career opportunities and graduate and professional school placements; they did not just spend four years in a classroom, but 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, effective writing abilities, critical thinking strategies, and the heart to lead as 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, résumé and cover letter assistance, on-campus recruiting, a week-long CareerFest, and much more.
More than half 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
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th Percentile: 600 | 75th Percentile: 700
25th Percentile: 560 | 75th Percentile: 690
25th Percentile: 27 | 75th Percentile: 32
25th Percentile: 25 | 75th Percentile: 29
25th Percentile: 27 | 75th Percentile: 35
Tuition & Cost
Room & Board: $12,460