Hendrix College

Conway, AR

Hendrix College

Conway, AR

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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.

$63,234 (tuition, room, board, fees) 

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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, according to the National Science Foundation.

10:1 student-faculty ratio helps you form close relationships with our 104 full-time faculty members (91% with PhD or other terminal degree).

70+ student clubs and organizations (no fraternities or sororities)

Four-year, residential, coeducational private liberal arts college founded in 1876 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church; Phi Beta Kappa chapter

Conway, Arkansas; suburban city of 65,000; 30 minutes from Little Rock 

32 undergraduate majors 34 minors 

15 pre-professional programs

MA in Accounting

21 NCAA Division III
sports programs
• Baseball (M)
• Basketball (M, W)
• Beach Volleyball (W)
• Cross-Country (M, W)
• Football (M)
• Golf (M, W)
• Lacrosse (M, W)
• Soccer (M, W)
• Softball (W)
• Swimming & Diving (M, W)
• Tennis (M, W)
• Track & Field (M, W)
• Volleyball (W)

STUDENTS: 1,249 from 42 states and 10 countries; 23% minority enrollment

ACADEMIC PROFILE, CLASS OF 2022: 43% in top 10% of high school class; mid-range scores: 1230–1380 SAT and 29–32 ACT; 3.87 GPA

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