About Hendrix College

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.: 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:  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 $180 million