CONWAY, Ark. (August 14, 2012) - Hendrix College welcomed 384 new students to campus today. Students moved into residence halls on Tuesday and will begin new student orientation this week. Classes at Hendrix begin next Tuesday.
Class of 2016 Snapshot:
- The Class of 2016 represents 35 states, the District of Columbia, and nine countries.
- Top home states represented include: Arkansas (166), Texas (72), Missouri (20), Tennessee (15), California (10), Colorado (9), and Oklahoma (9).
- 51 Arkansas Governor's Distinguished Scholars are enrolled.
- There are 19 international students from Barbados, China, Ghana, Guatemala, Myanmar, Rwanda, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe.
- Top academic interests include: biology, computer science, economics and business, English, environmental science, history, politics, pre-engineering, pre-medicine, and psychology.
- The grade point average for the entering first-year students is 3.90 (middle 50%: 3.57-4.26).
- The average high school rank is 15.74% (middle 50%: 3.87%-24.72%).
- The number of enrolling first-year students providing a high school rank was 262 with 52% in the top 10%, 77% in the top 25%, and 96% in the top 50%.
- The ACT average score is 28.7 (middle 50%: 26-32) and the SAT average is 1221 (middle 50%: 1110-1350).
- Gender representation of first-year students is 52.9 percent female and 47.1 percent male.
Hendrix students are a diverse group, and the Class of 2016 is no exception.
A few examples of what these students have done on an individual basis include:
- One was "First Mate" and interned on a catamaran vessel in the Caribbean.
- Another spent a summer at an archeological site near Jerusalem.
- Three new students are private pilots.
- Another student is an iPhone app developer.
- Several students have conducted research, including a project on green sea turtle and marine mammal conservation.
- One student conducted a waste audit in their local school district.
- Others have written a novel or volunteered in a program that teaches literacy through horses.
- A handful of students have long ties to Hendrix, as 3rd, 4th, or 5th generation legacies. One connection even goes back to the late 1800s when an incoming student's great-great grandmother attended Galloway College.
Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. Hendrix was named the country's #1 "Up and Coming" liberal arts college for the third consecutive year by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2011 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country's best 376 colleges and is listed in the 2012 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges as one of 25 "Best Buy" private colleges included. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.