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Conway, Arkansas

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Your chances of getting into Hendrix College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for Hendrix College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very High 
Applicant Competition Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Hendrix College is 68.3%.  Its admission rate is the 12th lowest in Arkansas.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Hendrix College and can you get accepted?

Hendrix College is a moderately competitive school to get into. You have a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the criteria. Last year, 1,629 out of the 2,385 who applied were admitted.

The school has very high admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 35 percent on standardized admission tests. Hendrix College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.79. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Hendrix College?

68% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Hendrix College you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.79 or better
  • Earn A- grades in high school
  • Score 1220 on the SAT
  • Score 27 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top 25% of your high school class

Hendrix College GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


What GPA do you need to get into Hendrix College?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Hendrix College are to have around a 3.79 high school GPA. You are required to have exceptionally good grades and you should be graduating near the top of your class.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Hendrix College accepts 68% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Hendrix College is 3.79 on the 4.0 scale. 33% of students who get in have perfect 4.0 GPA's in high school. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn A- letter grades and regularly score around 90-92 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #1 in Arkansas for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Hendrix College is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.8 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Hendrix College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 32.58% Good
3.75 to 3.99 27.8% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 18.53% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 13.42% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 4.79% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 2.88% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Hendrix College SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Hendrix College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 13% of students submitted SAT scores and 69% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for Hendrix College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 560
Math 25th Percentile 530
Composite 25th Percentile 1090
SAT Scores for Hendrix College
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 680
Math 75th Percentile 660
Composite 75th Percentile 1340
Average SAT Score 1220

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Hendrix College?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Hendrix College is 1220 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1090-1340. Students who get into Hendrix College score in the top 43 percent of all SAT test takers..  Hendrix College ranks #1 in the state of Arkansas for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1220 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Hendrix College regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1090 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1090, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 960, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Hendrix College is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "considered but not required".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1220 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1215, you have around a 68% chance of being admitted. A 1340 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 80% chance of getting in.

Hendrix College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1340 and Above Good >80%
1215 to 1340 Avg + 68%-80%
1090 to 1215 Avg - 53%-68%
965 to 1090 Reach 37%-53%
Less than 965 Low <37%
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Hendrix College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 


Applicants Submitting ACT 

ACT Scores for Hendrix College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 23
Math 25th Percentile 22
Composite 25th Percentile 24
ACT Scores for Hendrix College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 34
Math 75th Percentile 27
Composite 75th Percentile 31
Average ACT Score 27

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Hendrix College?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Hendrix College is 27, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 24 and 31.  The school ranks #1 in Arkansas and #216 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 27. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 24 and score in the score in the top 27 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 20.

Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 69 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Hendrix College.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Hendrix College is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "considered but not required".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Hendrix College for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 27 score has around 68% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 82% with a 31 ACT score.

Hendrix College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
31 and Above Good >82%
27 to 31 Avg + 68%-82%
24 to 27 Avg - 55%-68%
21 to 24 Reach 41%-55%
Less than 21 Low <41%
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High School Class Rank

67% of Hendrix College freshman are in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class and 37% are in the top ten percent.

High School Class Rank for admitted Hendrix College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 37%
Top 25% of class 67%
Top 50% of class 92%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Hendrix College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,173 1,212 2,385
Accepted 818 811 1,629
Acceptance Rate 70% 67% 68%
Enrolled 161 155 316
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 19% 19%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Jun 1, 2024

Days left to Apply


Applicants have 179 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Hendrix College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Hendrix College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Hendrix College Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Considered but not required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Hendrix College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Hendrix College is moderately competitive, you have a strong chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.79 GPA, you have a very good likelihood of getting in. A 1220 on the SAT and 27 on the ACT will further lock in your application.

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=107080 IPEDS survey data for Hendrix College.


Does Hendrix College prefer SAT or ACT?

13% of students submit their SAT scores to Hendrix College. 69% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Hendrix College?

68% of those who apply are granted admission to Hendrix College. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Hendrix College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1090 and 1340. The average SAT score is 1215. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Hendrix College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 24 and 31. The average ACT score is 27. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.