Hendrix College Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Hendrix College Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 82%, Hendrix is an accessible school for most students. Students with good grades and test scores have a good chance of being admitted. Of course, the school takes other factors into account as well, such as the rigor of a student's academics, extracurricular activities, and any work/volunteer experience. Students interested in Hendrix can apply through the school's website, or through the Common Application.

Additional materials include high school transcripts, a letter of recommendation, and scores from either the SAT or the ACT.

Admissions Data (2015):

Hendrix College Description:

Hendrix College has been making a name for itself in recent years -- it appears in Loren Pope's 40 Colleges That Change Lives, it was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in 1998, and it frequently appears in the top tier of liberal arts colleges in U.S. News and World Report rankings. 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 its progressive academic climate in which active learning and international engagement are emphasized. The school's athletic teams participate in the NCAA Division III Southern Athletic Association. Popular sports include football, basketball, soccer, swimming, track and field, and field hockey.

Enrollment (2015):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,338 (1,327 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 47% Male / 53% Female
  • 99% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $42,440
  • Books: $1,100 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,580
  • Other Expenses: $3,000
  • Total Cost: $58,120

Hendrix College Financial Aid (2014 - 15):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 55%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $29,208
    • Loans: $7,515

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Biochemistry, Economics, English, History, International Relations, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 79%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 64%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 68%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Football, Cross Country, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field
  • Women's Sports: Field Hockey, Basketball, Softball, Volleyball, Tennis, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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