Be You. Be Brilliant.

Hendrix students don't just want to make an A.
They want to make a difference.

They want to be who they are, not be like everybody else. And they like to be around people who are not just like them. Hendrix students look for challenges because they love asking questions, finding answers and solving problems.

Be Challenged.

A liberal arts education isn’t easy. You don’t just “learn a little about a lot.” You read, think, write, argue, change your mind, and shape your unique view of the world. You constantly discover. It happens in lectures and labs, in recital halls and residence halls. It happens on the playing field and in field research. It doesn’t stop. That’s Hendrix.

Engaged Learning

Female student doing research with an optical telescope.

Be Engaged.

Here, you don’t just take notes and take tests. You learn to take chances and to make the whole world your classroom. The Hendrix Odyssey program ensures every student has more opportunity and more support for hands-on learning experiences than at any other institution. We strongly encourage study abroad, service projects, internships, undergraduate research and more. That’s engaged learning at Hendrix.

Learn about the Hendrix Odyssey program

Our Faculty

Chemistry professor and students performing an experiment.

Be Supported.

You can’t hide from Hendrix faculty in small classes. But don’t worry. They’re here to help. They care. Not just whether you pass, fail or get the perfect grade. They want you to get the most out of Hendrix and be ready for life after college. That’s teaching at Hendrix … and that’s why Hendrix was named #8 for “Best Undergraduate Teaching" by U.S. News & World Report.

Be Ready.

We’re here to help you transition from a student to a leader on campus and beyond. Whether you want to be an artist or accountant, CEO or scientist, mathematician or minister, Hendrix offers 34 majors and 39 minors to put you on your path. Haven’t made up your mind? We help you prepare for graduate or professional school, the workforce and the world. That’s a liberal arts degree from Hendrix.

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Be Active.

Our campus doesn’t close when class is dismissed. Hendrix students fill their days with everything from arts and athletics to special events and speakers. More than 70 student clubs and organizations represent everything from academics and activism to civics and service. That’s student life at Hendrix.

Be At Home.

Welcome to a place that celebrates uniqueness. At Hendrix, you won’t find fraternities and sororities, reserved parking for the President or outsourced dining service. That’s not us. Like our students, we have a history of taking a different path. Here you find untraditional traditions like Shirttails and Campus Kitty. You find friendly people like our national award-winning dining services staff who know your name, ask you how your test went, and offer cake and a song on your birthday. They make Hendrix … Hendrix.

Visit Campus

Students walking past the student life and technology center

Our Beautiful Campus

Our campus is 175 acres of gorgeous … with academic buildings for the arts, humanities and sciences, historic residence halls and student apartments, and a new Student Life and Technology Center and Wellness and Athletics Center. Between the red brick buildings, the fountain and flower beds, you’ll find challenge and support, work and play, pecan shells and squirrels. Lots of squirrels. They make Hendrix … Hendrix.

Is Hendrix right for you? Schedule your visit today and see for yourself. Meet our students and see why they chose Hendrix. Get to know our faculty and hear how they challenge students to be their best.

Visit our campus

Our Place

A mural in downtown Conway on the City Hall building.

Conway, Arkansas

Why would a student come to Conway, Arkansas? Because friendly folks are easy to find and happy to help — whether it’s finding internship and employment opportunities, exploring the capital city 30 minutes away or enjoying outdoor adventures in the Buffalo National River and Ozark and Ouachita Mountains.

Be Awesome.

Our alumni are proof that you can do anything with a liberal arts degree from Hendrix. Community leaders, CEOs, stage and screen actors, elected officials, physicians, Pulitzer Prize winners and Pentagon advisors are just a few of our alumni success stories.

Matt Hoffine

Matt Hoffine

Law Enforcement Officer

Psychology major, Class of 1996

Matt Hoffine played baseball and hosted a punk rock radio show at Hendrix, where he studied philosophy and got a degree in psychology. After graduation, he worked in wildlife management, trapping bears and bats and investigating ornithology and herpetology. Then he joined the police force. After patrolling planned suburbs and the capitol city, working everything from accidents to assaults in progress, the crime novel fan’s dream came true when he was promoted to homicide detective.

Emily English

Emily English

Community Program Administrator

Sustainability, culture and environment major , Class of 2002

Emily English has made it her mission to connect people with the food they eat. At Hendrix, she connected science, sociology, politics and anthropology to create an interdisciplinary major, Sustainability, Culture and Environment. She minored in religion and studied in Vermont, France and India. After managing a local organic farm and earning concurrent masters degrees in public health and public service, she led a USDA-funded research project to bring fruit and vegetable gardens to 10 middle schools across Arkansas.

Derrick Smith

Derrick Smith


American Studies major, Class of 1997

State, federal and college aid made it possible for Derrick Smith to go to Hendrix. As a member of the inaugural Arkansas Lottery Commission, he helped make it possible for more Arkansans to go to college. An attorney specializing in governmental relations, insurance regulation and public utilities, Smith keeps an active community service calendar on state commissions, local nonprofit boards and is a founding member of 100 Black Men of Greater Little Rock. For Smith, public service and Hendrix go hand in hand. “You just can’t separate the two. That’s part of the value of the liberal arts education.”

John Beachboard

John Beachboard


History major, Class of 2001

After studying history at Hendrix, John Beachboard is now making history. He went from playing bass in a rock band to being a founding partner in some of the capital city’s most exciting local restaurants including ZAZA Fine Pizza and Salad Co., Big Orange, Local Lime, Lost Forty Brewing Co. and Heights Taco & Tamale Co. His creative dining concepts have quickly become favorites of food fans, restaurant critics and readers' polls. One of the main ingredients in his recipe for success is his Hendrix education.

Be Smart.

Hendrix is one of the best liberal arts colleges in the country (#4“Most Innovative National Liberal Arts Colleges” — U.S. News & World Report). With the financial aid we offer, we’re also one of the most affordable. 100% of enrolling students receive financial assistance, and our average financial aid package is well over $100,000 over four years.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

A nationally recognized Hendrix education is affordable, thanks to:

  • Need-based aid determined by your family’s financial circumstances (On average, Hendrix meets 89.7% of financial need)
  • Scholarships for academic achievement, leadership and service experience, and fine arts performance
  • Low-interest long-term loans, grants and other types of aid, including student employment programs such as Federal Work Study

Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, available online at, to be considered for federal, state and institutional aid

Enter the Hendrix code, 001099, on the FAFSA to apply at Hendrix.

Don’t assume that your family does not qualify for need-based assistance and skip this important step. The only way to make sure that you are eligible to be considered for need-based assistance at Hendrix is to submit the FAFSA.

Visit the Financial Aid site to learn more


Be Here.

Get a head start on your college plans —
don’t put off applying to Hendrix.

Early Action I Admission Deadline is Nov. 15

Early Action II Admission Deadline is Feb. 1

Regular Admission Begins after Feb. 1

Get started now!

The Common Application

Using the Common Application is the easiest way to apply to Hendrix. Instructions and online help are available at the Common App website.

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Be Inquisitive.

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