student class arrives on campus for the fall 2023 semester
CONWAY, Ark (August 16, 2023) — Hendrix College welcomed 294
new students to campus on Move-in Day, Tuesday, August 15.
“We are thrilled to welcome the Class of 2027 to the Hendrix
community,” said Hendrix College President Dr. Karen K. Petersen, who was named
the College’s 13th president in January. She officially began her
new role on June 1.
is a privilege to be part of our students’ journey,” said Petersen. “Over the next
four years at Hendrix, they will create their own unique story, inspired by the
professors and mentors who challenge and support them, the activities they
commit their time and energy to, and the connections and friendships they forge
with classmates, faculty, staff, and alumni.”
Members of the new class come from 19 states in the U.S. and one
foreign country (Ethiopia).
Class of 2027 highlights
profile includes an average GPA of 3.83 and an ACT average score of 28.
- Of the 2,709
applications submitted, 294 enrolled (278 first-year students, 16 transfers).
- Among these
matriculants, 47 are first-generation college students, and 31% of first-year
students come from underrepresented groups.
new students have a parent, sibling, or other relative who previously attended
the longest trip to campus was 1,741 miles, and the shortest was 0.4 miles.
the class’s favorite color is blue; their favorite candies are M&Ms and
Sour Patch Kids; Star Wars, Step Brothers, and The Batman
are among their favorite movies.
New students will participate in a variety of orientation
activities through this weekend, and classes for the fall 2023 semester begin
Tuesday, August 22.
View the College’s Flickr albums of Move-in Day 2023 and New Student Convocation.
About Hendrix College
A private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix
College consistently earns recognition as one of the country’s leading liberal
arts institutions, and is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools
That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its academic quality and
rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a fixture in numerous
college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876, Hendrix has been
affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To learn more, visit www.hendrix.edu.