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Hendrix Welcomes Class of 2018

New Student Move-In Day 2014

CONWAY, Ark. (August 19, 2014) – Hendrix College welcomed new students from 25 states and five international countries to campus as the Class of 2018 moved into their residence halls to begin the 2014-2015 academic year.

Student Orientation leaders, Residence Life and other Student Affairs staff were on hand to help students move into their rooms. Hendrix President Bill Tsutsui was also there to meet new students and their families, as well as help the student Green Team recycle boxes and other waste.

Classes at Hendrix begin Tuesday, Aug. 26.

Class of 2018 Profile

  • Among the top academic interests of the new students are biology, economics and business, English, kinesiology, pre-engineering, pre-medicine and psychology. The average high school grade point average for the entering first-year students is 3.90 and the average high school rank is 19.17 percent.
  • Top home states represented in the Class of 2018 are Arkansas, Texas, Missouri, California, Louisiana, Tennessee, Colorado and Oklahoma. Ten international students enrolled from China, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Rwanda, and Singapore.
  • Forty-one Arkansas Governor's Distinguished Scholarship recipients enrolled this fall. New students also received 337 Odyssey awards and 110 extracurricular scholarships for art, music, theatre and dance, and leadership, as well as two Miller Center Service Scholarships and 10 United Methodist Youth Fellowship Scholarships.
  • Nineteen percent are underrepresented students from the United States and the gender representation of first-year students is 56.0 percent female and 44.0 percent male.
  • Fifty-eight enrolling students have legacy ties to Hendrix (e.g. parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts and uncles).

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the sixth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country's "Up and Coming" liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, as well as the 2014 Princeton Review's The Best 378 Colleges, Forbes magazine's list of America's Top Colleges, and the 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit