News Center

Hendrix Welcomes Class of 2021

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.

Demographic highlights of the Class of 2021

  • 44 new students are first-generation college students, with 38 of those coming from within Arkansas.
  • One-fourth 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.
  • Gender 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.
  • 135 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.
  • More than 50 new students are legacies of Hendrix alumni, following in the footsteps of a parent, sibling, or other relative.

See photos from Move-in Day

About Hendrix College

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