CONWAY, Ark. (August 16,
2017) – Hendrix College welcomed 353 new members of the Class of 2021 to campus
on Move-in Day, held August 15.
While many of this year’s
incoming freshmen hail from Arkansas (205 students) and Texas (78 students),
members of the new class come from a total of 23 states and five countries,
including the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Nepal, Australia, and Rwanda.
Classes for the Fall 2017
semester begin Tuesday, August 22.
highlights of the Class of 2021
new students are first-generation college students, with 38 of those coming
from within Arkansas.
of new students are from underrepresented groups: 7.8 percent African
American/Black; 6.9 percent Hispanic/Latino(a); 4 percent Asian; 0.5 percent
Native American/Native Hawaiian; and 5.8 percent multi-ethnic.
representation is 52.1 percent female and 47.9 percent male.
- 18 new
Hendrix Aspire Scholars are enrolled this fall through the College’s partnership
with Arkansas Commitment, KIPP Delta High School, the League of United Latin
American Citizens (LULAC), Little Rock Central High School, Little Rock
Catholic High School for Boys, Mount St. Mary Academy, Episcopal Collegiate School, and Pulaski
Academy. The Aspire Scholarship program covers the full cost of attendance for
Federal Pell Grant-eligible students from partner secondary schools.
members of the Class of 2021 met the Hendrix Arkansas Advantage criteria (Arkansas
high school seniors who have a 3.6 or higher GPA and who have scored 27 or
above on the ACT, or 1200 or above on the SAT), which means all of their demonstrated
financial need will be met through merit scholarships, need-based grants,
federal and state grants, federal student loans and student employment.
than 50 new students are legacies of Hendrix alumni, following in the footsteps
of a parent, sibling, or other relative.
photos from Move-in Day.
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