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Hendrix College. One of the country’s leading liberal arts colleges, Hendrix College is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges and is recognized nationally for academic quality, innovation, and value.
Learning at Hendrix
Small class sizes and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio help Hendrix students form close relationships with faculty. Hendrix professors help undergraduate students reach their fullest potential in the classroom and beyond through internships, undergraduate research, and other hands-on learning experiences that prepare students for success after graduation.
The Hendrix Odyssey Program
A lot of colleges offer hands-on learning. But no college does it better than Hendrix. It’s not elective—it’s part of every Hendrix student’s academic experience. Since 2005 Hendrix students have completed nearly 20,000 Odyssey projects. And no other liberal arts college supports hands-on learning like Hendrix, with nearly $4 million in grants awarded for students to follow their interests and passions outside of the classroom.
How it works
There are six Odyssey categories:
• Artistic Creativity
• Global Awareness
• Professional and Leadership Development
• Service to the World
• Undergraduate Research
• Special Projects
You complete Odyssey projects in at least three of them before you graduate. You choose the categories. You design the projects. Personalize your education in unique ways and design adventures that take you wherever your interests lead you.
10+ totally random (but alphabetically listed) Odyssey project examples
1. Acting in a professional summer theater production
2. Attending Comic-Con to see fan culture firsthand
3. Conducting research at a national lab
4. Discovering art, culture, and tradition in Italy or Turkey
5. Exploring the Civil Rights Movement in the South
6. Interning with a US Embassy
7. Learning a new language in Spain or Germany
8. Serving the homeless in Appalachia or California
9. Studying immigration in Hungary
10. Studying international aid, development, and human rights in Africa or Asia
And your Odyssey transcript will show prospective employers, grad schools, law schools, med schools, and others that you’ve taken your learning to the next level.
Life at Hendrix
Campus doesn’t close when class is dismissed. Hendrix students fill their days with everything from arts and athletics to special events and speakers.
More than 70 student clubs and organizations represent everything from academics and activism to civics and service. Most students live on campus, where student groups organize a non-stop social life.
The Hendrix community is open and welcoming to everyone. With no fraternities or sororities, Hendrix students form lifelong friendships with peers from across the country and around the world. And only in Arkansas—the Natural State-—will you find so much hospitality and opportunity for everything from internships to outdoor adventure.
COLLEGE: Four-year, residential, coeducational college of liberal arts founded in 1876 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church; Phi Beta Kappa chapter
LOCATION: Conway, Arkansas; suburban city of 63,816; 30 minutes from Little Rock
STUDENTS: 1,328 from 45 states and 19 countries; 23% minority enrollment
ACADEMIC PROFILE, CLASS OF ’20:49% in top 10% of high school class, 72% in top quarter; mid-range scores: 1100–1360 SAT and 26–32 ACT; 3.56–4.27 GPA
FACULTY: 108 full time; 93% with PhD or terminal degree
AVERAGE CLASS SIZE: 18
MAJORS: 33 undergraduate majors; 35 minors; MA in Accounting; 10 pre-professional programs
ATHLETICS: 21 NCAA Division III sports programs, including baseball (M), basketball, cross-country, field hockey (W), football (M), golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball (W), swimming & diving, tennis, track & field, and volleyball (W)
FACILITIES: Art complex, life sciences and physical sciences centers, chapel, auditorium, theater, wellness and athletics center, student life and technology center, and athletic performance center and multisport stadium
COMPREHENSIVE FEE 2017–2018: $55,996 (tuition, room, board, fees)
FINANCIAL AID: 100% of students receiving some form of achievement-based and/or need-based state, federal, or institutional assistance; $29,848 average grant aid for 2016–2017; additional aid from federal and state grants, student loans, work-study, and special institutional awards may be available to qualified applicants.
• 10%+ of graduates enter medical school, with an acceptance rate of twice the national average.
• Top Fulbright US Student Producer—The Chronicle of Higher Education
• 34 Watson Fellows
• 31 Fulbright Scholars
• 31 Goldwater Scholars
• 6 Rhodes Scholars
• 2 Marshall Scholars
• More Hendrix students complete science PhDs than students from nearly any other institution—National Science Foundation