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Hendrix College

Conway, Arkansas

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Hendrix College overview
Location Conway, Arkansas
Online hendrix.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Religious Affiliation United Methodist
Hendrix College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Hendrix College, located in Conway, Arkansas, approximately 30 miles from Little Rock, is a private liberal arts college known for its rigorous academic programs and innovative Odyssey Program, which emphasizes hands-on learning experiences. Established in 1876, Hendrix is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and sits on a picturesque campus notable for its mixed architectural styles, including historic and modern buildings. The college offers a residential experience, with a variety of housing options available to students. Popular majors at Hendrix include Biological Sciences, Psychology, and Environmental Studies, among others. While Hendrix College has a holistic admissions process with a moderately selective acceptance rate, it is particularly appealing to students seeking a close-knit academic community. Not distinctly known for its athletic programs, Hendrix nevertheless competes in Division III sports as the Warriors.

In the most recent statistical year 2,729 prospective students applied, and 1,645 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 363 enrolled in the school.  1,130 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 14 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $34,750 plus fees of $350. Hendrix College is ranked 350 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Hendrix College is rated within the top 39% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Hendrix College overview
SAT 1133/1328
ACT 23/30
GPA 3.79

Applications Accepted

Hendrix College overview
Applications Due Jun 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Hendrix College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,100
Other Fees$350
Room and Board $13,600
Budget for Other Expenses$2,900
Total One Year Cost$52,700

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$46,200 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

73% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Hendrix College students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 22%
Biology 15%
Psychology 12%
English and Literature 8%
General Studies 6%

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