Fast Facts

College: Four-year, private, residential, coeducational college of liberal arts founded in 1876 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church; Phi Beta Kappa chapter

Location: Conway, AR, suburban city of 58,900; 30 minutes from Little Rock (metro. pop.: 699,700)

Students: 1,432 from 45 states and 13 countries; 15.2 percent minority enrollment

Academic profile, class of ’17: 46 percent in top 10th of high school class, 75 percent in top quarter; midrange scores: 1080-1320 SAT and 26-32 ACT, and 3.6-4.3 GPA

Faculty: 109 full-time, 90 percent with Ph.D. or equivalent degree

Student/faculty ratio: 11:1

Average class size: 17

Majors: 34 undergraduate majors, 37 minors; M.A. in accounting

Post graduate: The majority of our students enter graduate or professional school either immediately after graduating or the following year. Approximately one-third enroll in graduate school within the first year of graduation, while other graduates seek employment and report finding a job within six months of graduation.

Residence options: Co-ed and single sex; six traditional residence halls, five residence houses, three theme houses, and five apartment complexes (more than 80 percent of students live in college-owned housing)

Campus: 175 acres encompassing academic, residential and recreational resources, plus arboretum, gazebo, and pecan court; also includes "New Urbanism" community, The Village at Hendrix

Facilities: Art complex, life sciences center, physical sciences center, chapel, auditorium, theatre, wellness and athletics center, and new student life and technology center

Clubs & organizations: 60+

Athletics: NCAA Division III, Southern  Athletic Association: Baseball (M), Basketball (M & W), Cross country (M & W), Field hockey (W), Football (M), Golf (M & W), Lacrosse (M & W), Soccer (M & W), Softball (W), Swimming and diving (M & W), Tennis (M & W), Track and field (M & W), and Volleyball (W). 

Comprehensive fee, 2013-14: $48,436 (tuition, room, board, and mandatory fees)

Financial aid: 100 percent of students receive some form of achievement-based and/or need-based state, federal, or institutional assistance; $33,987 average award for 2013-14

Academic consortium: Associated Colleges of the South

Major accreditations:  North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, University Senate of the United Methodist Church, National Association of Schools of Music, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, American Chemical Society

Alumni body: More than 15,000

Endowment: Approximately $156 million