Hendrix College: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

Wellness and Athletics Center at Hendrix College
Wellness and Athletics Center at Hendrix College.

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Hendrix College is a private liberal arts college with an acceptance rate of 72%. Located in the small town of Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix College's red brick buildings sit on 160 flower-filled acres. Hendrix wins high marks for both its value and academic climate in which active learning and international engagement are emphasized. Hendrix has an 11-to-1 student / faculty ratio and an average class sizes of 16. For strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, Hendrix was awarded a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. The school's athletic teams participate in the NCAA Division III Southern Athletic Association.

Considering applying to Hendrix College? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Hendrix College had an acceptance rate of 72%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 72 students were admitted, making Hendrix's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 1,545
Percent Admitted 72%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 28%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Hendrix College has a test-optional standardized testing policy. Applicants to Hendrix may submit SAT or ACT scores to the school, but they are not required for most students. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 24% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 600 700
Math 560 690
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that of those students who submitted scores during the 2017-18 admissions cycle, most of Hendrix College's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Hendrix College scored between 600 and 700, while 25% scored below 600 and 25% scored above 700. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 560 and 690, while 25% scored below 560 and 25% scored above 690. While the SAT is not required, this data tells us that a composite SAT score of 1390 or higher is competitive for Hendrix College.

Requirements

Hendrix College does not require SAT scores for admission for most applicants. For students who choose to submit scores, note that Hendrix participates in the scorechoice program, meaning that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates. Hendrix does not require the optional essay section of the SAT.

Note that homeschooled students and international applicants are required to submit standardized test scores.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Hendrix College has a test-optional standardized testing policy. Applicants to Hendrix may submit SAT or ACT scores to the school, but they are not required for most students. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 89% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 27 35
Math 25 29
Composite 27 32

This admissions data tells us that of those who submitted scores during the 2017-18 admissions cycle, most of Hendrix College's admitted students fall within the top 15% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Hendrix received a composite ACT score between 27 and 32, while 25% scored above 32 and 25% scored below 27.

Requirements

Note that Hendrix College does not require ACT scores for admission for most applicants. For students who choose to submit scores, Hendrix participates in the scorechoice program, meaning that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all ACT test dates. Hendrix College does not require the ACT writing section.

Note that homeschooled students and international applicants are required to submit standardized test scores.

GPA

In 2019, the average high school GPA of Hendrix College's incoming freshmen class was 3.8. This data suggests that most successful applicants to Hendrix College have primarily A grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

Hendrix College Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
Hendrix College Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph was self-reported by applicants to Hendrix College. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

Hendrix College, which accepts fewer than three-quarters of applicants, has a competitive admissions pool with high average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs. However, Hendrix also has a holistic admissions process and is test-optional, and admissions decisions are based on more than numbers. A strong application essay and thoughtful responses to Hendrix's supplemental questions can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. While not required, applicants can add to their application by providing letters of recommendation and a resume. The college is looking for students who will contribute to the campus community in meaningful ways, not just students who show promise in the classroom. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and scores are outside of Hendrix College's average range.

In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent students accepted to Hendrix College. The majority of successful applicants had high school GPAs of "B+" or higher, ACT composite scores of 22 or higher, and combined SAT scores of 1100 or better (ERW+M). Due to Hendrix College's test-optional admissions policy, grades are more important than standardized test scores in the admissions process.

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