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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.: 724,385)

Enrollment Fall 2016: 1,328 from 41 states and 27 countries; 52% from Arkansas; 44% form other states; Top 4 States: Texas 18%, Tennessee 4%, Missouri 3%, Louisiana 3%;

4% from foreign countries; 21% minority enrollment (excl. foreign students); 10%first generation; 23% Pell eligible; 52% female; 48% male

Academic profile, class of ’19:  40% in top 10th of high school class, 60% in top quarter;
Average scores: 1213 SAT (Natl avg: 1002), 28 ACT (Natl avg: 21), 3.9 GPA (Natl avg: 3.0)

Faculty: 108 full-time, 93 percent with Ph.D. or equivalent degree

Student/faculty ratio: 11:1

Average class size: 16

Majors: 33 undergraduate majors, 38 minors; M.A. in accounting

Top 5 Majors, Class of '16: 1) Biology, 2) Psychology, 3) Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, 4) Economics & Business, 5) Interdisciplinary Studies

Graduation Rates (Fall 2009 class): 64% in 4 years; 68% in 6 years; 94% of grads complete in 4 years

High Impact Practices (NSSE 2016): 66% of seniors report participating in research projects with faculty (southeast peers: 44%); 85% of seniors complete some form of culminating senior project (Southeast peers: 71%); 68% of seniors participate in internships or field experiences (Southeast peers: 65%)

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.

Doctoral Degree Production: 40% in Medical, Law, PhD, or Master's program; 50% employed or in public service; 2% unemployed 

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: 75+; Phi Beta Kappa chapter

Athletics: 43% of all students are athletes.

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, 2016-17: $54,020 (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;

89% of financial need met (on average) $36,799 average award for 2015-16

Academic consortium: Associated Colleges of the South

Major accreditations:  Higher Learning Commission, 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 $180 million