Hendrix College

1600 Washington Ave, Conway, AR


What is your dream college experience? A supportive and close-knit community? Professors who are not only teachers, but mentors? A commitment to career readiness? The freedom to pursue your own interests with institutional support? At Hendrix College, an independent mindset and a strong career focus lead to a transformative experience for our students. With a student body of around 1,100 undergraduates, a 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio, and an average class size of only 16, we are all about building a true community in the college town of Conway, Arkansas. From charity fundraisers organized by clubs to dorm vs. dorm dance competitions to hikes around the Natural State, we believe that as much learning happens in informal settings as in the classroom. And as an LGBTQ+ friendly campus, everyone is welcome here. The Odyssey program is at the core of the Hendrix approach to giving students the freedom to explore their interests on their own terms. All students have a structured major, but they also must complete at least 3 Odyssey projects, which are independent projects that they propose themselves. This can be applying for funds to study abroad, conducting undergraduate research, performing in a recital, living in the Language House, and more. You can find more about the Odyssey here: https://www.hendrix.edu/odyssey/ We also have a very strong career focus. Hendrix College's Office of Career Services has received national recognition for its work to train all students in career competencies - critical thinking, communication skills, teamwork, and more. Every sophomore returns to campus three days early for "Career Term", where they learn how to write resumes, interview effectively, and articulate the value of a liberal arts education. With a 90% graduate/professional school acceptance rate and alumni in successful careers, Hendrix College prepares students for a life of accomplishment, integrity, service, and joy in the 21st century. If you'd like to talk with us, feel free to reach out! We'd love to meet you. Email us at adm@hendrix.edu.

Questions and Answers about Hendrix College

Asadil T.
1 year ago
Where can I find scholarships opportunities that Hendrix College offers?
Hendrix College
Right here! https://www.hendrix.edu/financialaid/scholarships/
Zoe M.
1 year ago
At Hendrix College, are there any dorms with private bathrooms?
Hendrix College
Hi Zoe, apologies for the delay in responding to this. There is one co-ed dorm with private bathrooms (not directly connected with the room itself), but we cannot guarantee placement in this building, as there is limited occupancy.
Lainey S.
1 year ago
Does Hendrix College impose curfews for students living on campus?
Hendrix College
No, students are free to come and go from their residence halls as they wish. However, the populations of each dorm votes each year on ground rules for the building such as what times visitors are welcome in the dorm.
Elliot A.
1 year ago
What percentage of applicants are from outside of Arkansas?
Abrianna D.
1 year ago
What are some measures that Hendrix College has in place to ensure the safety of students on campus?
Hendrix College
General on-campus safety is ensured by Public Safety, who do not carry lethal weapons. Public Safety has a close relationship with Conway Police Department, who handle any matters that would require prosecution or any immediate situation serious enough to warrant a police response. Like most colleges, Hendrix also has blue light stations around campus for students to make emergency calls if necessary.

Majors offered at Hendrix College

Biggest majors
Psychology, General
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology
Biology, General

Academics at Hendrix College

SAT Score Range
Considered with application
ACT Score Range
Considered with application
Student Faculty Ratio
10 to 1
Less Selective (72% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution