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A top-tier national liberal arts college, Hendrix College is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. In 2018, U.S. News & World Report ranked Hendrix College as one of the “Most Innovative Colleges” in the nation.
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.
No other liberal arts college supports hands-on learning like Hendrix, with more than $4 million in grants awarded for students to follow their interests and passions outside the classroom.
How it works
There are six Odyssey categories:
• Artistic Creativity
• Global Awareness
• Professional and Leadership Development
• Service to the World
• Special Projects
• Undergraduate Research
You complete Odyssey projects in at least three categories 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 theatre 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 and California
9. Studying immigration in Hungary
10. Studying international aid, development, and human rights in Africa and Asia
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.
FINANCIAL AID:Hendrix College is committed to making a world-class education affordable. For that reason, each student admitted to the College will receive a merit-based scholarship ranging from $20,000–$28,000 per year. Additionally, the College offers generous scholarships for cocurricular talents (music, drama, dance, and art) to qualified students. These awards, federal aid programs, Hendrix need-based aid, and competitive scholarships combine to assist you in attending. For the 2022 class, the average award was just over $38,450.
COMPREHENSIVE FEES 2018–2019
$63,234 (tuition, room, board, fees)
The best way to know if the Hendrix community is a good fit for you is to experience it firsthand. Schedule a visit online at hendrix.edu/visit.