CONWAY, Ark. (August 20,
2017) – Hendrix College welcomed 325 new members of the Class of 2022 to campus
on Move-in Day, held Tuesday, August 14.
While many of this year’s
incoming students hail from Arkansas (201 students) and Texas (49 students),
members of the new class come from a total of 28 states and four countries:
Japan, Mexico, Rwanda, and the Netherlands.
See photos from Move-in Day:
Classes for the Fall 2018
semester begin Tuesday, August 21.
highlights of the Class of 2022
new students are first-generation college students, with 57 of those coming
from within Arkansas.
of new students are from underrepresented groups: 7.34 percent African
American/Black; 6.42 percent Hispanic/Latino(a); 4.89 percent Asian; 0.3
percent Native American/Native Hawaiian; and 6.42 percent multi-ethnic.
representation is 49 percent female and 51 percent male.
- 12 new
Hendrix Aspire Scholars are enrolled this fall through the College’s partnership
with Arkansas Commitment, KIPP Delta High School, KIPP Blytheville 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
members of the Class of 2022 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.
least 55 new students are legacies of Hendrix alumni, following in the
footsteps of a parent, sibling, or other relative.
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 www.hendrix.edu.