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“Generous” financial aid and “a strong reputation for science” are two hallmarks of Hendrix College, “a progressive liberal arts school filled with Southern hospitality.” Another perk is Hendrix’s unique Odyssey Program, which allows students to “explore all sorts of things” in a hands-on way. You can learn printmaking, just for example, or maybe jet off to Prague to observe ballroom dancing. Class sizes are “small” here, and the academic atmosphere is “exceptionally rigorous.” “There is a ton of writing.” “A lot of time must be devoted to studying.” “Unmotivated students do not last long.” “It’s sink or swim,” contemplates a philosophy major. “If you swim, you’re in for a really great experience.” Professors are tough, but they’re also “unwaveringly genial and helpful.” Faculty members “love what they do and are very good at it.” “They make the subjects really interesting,” swears a religious studies major. They’re “passionate about their fields and very accessible in and out of the classroom.” Students do have some academic complaints. “The registration process could be better.” The level of academic satisfaction is pretty high overall, though, and the fact that about one-third of all newly minted Hendrix grads pro­ceed directly to graduate and professional school is evidence that all the hard work pays off.

Student Body

Some students tell us that Hendrix is “a cross between” a hippie school and a nerd school. Others call this place “more preppy than hippie.” More often than not, students have left-leaning political views. “Hendrix is the liberal mecca of Arkansas.” A fairly high percentage of students smoke—sometimes “heavily.” Students describe themselves as “hardworking,” “very ambitious,” “pretty free-spirited,” and “eclectic” “intellectual misfits” who tend to have “lots of interests and hidden abilities.” “People with particularly odd or strange quirks fit right in” at Hendrix because “everybody is weird in one way or another.” “While I can’t say we are ethnically diverse,” promises one student, “I can say that everyone is whole­heartedly welcome.” In the cafeteria, “you’ll see a jock, a gay drama kid, and a hippie all sitting together having a good time together.” “People form groups quickly and really just stick to those groups,” though.

Campus Life

Social life here is extremely “campus-centric,” and Hendrix is “small enough to evoke a sense of familiarity without feeling boring.” “Hendrix is its own little world where you can’t help but get caught up in something.” “We have everything from sword club, Frisbee team, volunteer committee, to full orchestra,” enthuses one student. “There is always something to do.” “A lot of kids play intramural sports and stay pretty athletic.” “People are very involved in the act of hanging out” as well, and “There are really interesting conversations going on all over cam­pus.” “During the week, Hendrix is quiet because everybody is studying or work­ing on something school related.” On the weekends, however, “Hendrix definitely has an active party scene.” The revelry is “easy to avoid if you want to” but most students embrace it. “The lack of Greek life makes parties much more open and universal.” “Super-fun parties” reportedly abound. “Almost every weekend has been predesignated for some sort of ongoing annual event.” Off campus, some feel Conway, Arkansas, boasts little to do, but relatively urbane Little Rock is a short drive and “a common destination for Hendrix students wanting to break away from the routine.” Students say the campus here is “absolutely gorgeous.” However, some note that housing isn’t uniformly objectionable, but some of the dorms “have issues.” Students have few other gripes about their lives here, though. The food: always “digestible” and occasionally “fantastic.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Jennifer McKenzie
Assoc. Director of Adm & Visitation

Office of Admission
1600 Washington Avenue
Conway, AR 72032



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Student Life & Technology Center
Village at Hendrix
Wellness & Athletic Center
Charles D. Morgan Center for Physical Sc
D.W. Reynolds building for the life scie
Art Complex, Butler Plaza Fountain, the Burrow (campus center)

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Clinton Presidential Library (Little Rock)
Little Rock River Market
Petit Jean Mountain
Zaza Fine Salad & Wood -Oven Pizza
Heifer International

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10-11:30 am MWF, 11-12:30 am TuTh; 10 am & 1:30 for summer
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions


Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

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Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

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Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays

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Only seniors or rising seniors (Sun-Thu) when classes are in session.


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Little Rock Regional Airport is 35 miles from Conway, Greyhound bus station and taxis available.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Hendrix College is located in Conway, Arkansas, approximately 30 miles north of Little Rock: ■From I-40 West, take Exit 125 – US-65B/Harkrider Street. ■Turn left onto US-65B/Harkrider Street. (If traveling from I-40 East, turn right onto US-65B/Harkrider Street.) ■Stay on US-65B/Harkrider Street for about half a mile. Travel past The Village at Hendrix on your left, through the first roundabout (exiting to remain on US-65B/Harkrider Street), and underneath a pedestrian bridge. ■Remain in the right lane upon entering the second roundabout, and take an immediate right onto Markham Street. ■Turn right onto Spruce Street. ■From Spruce Street, turn right at the Visitor Parking sign. You will find visitor parking in front of Ellis Hall, home of the Hendrix Office of Admission and Financial Aid. If this will be your first visit to Conway, please enter your starting location in the box below. When you get to Conway, we suggest that you follow the directions above by taking Exit 125 – US-65B/Harkrider Street.

Local Accommodations
The following is a list of hotels located in Conway: *Mention that you're visiting Hendrix to receive a special rate. ■Best Western* 816 E Oak St; Exit 127 Conway, AR 72032 (501) 329-9855 ■Candlewood Suites* 2360 Sanders St; Exit 125 Conway, AR 72032 (501) 329-8551 ■Comfort Suites* 705 Museum Rd; Exit 127 Conway, AR 72032 (501) 329-8548 ■Country Inn & Suites 750 Amity Rd; Exit 127 Conway, AR 72032 (501) 932-0500 ■Days Inn* 1002 E Oak St; Exit 127 Conway, AR 72032 (501) 450-7575 ■Fairfield Inn & Suites* 2260 Sanders Rd; Exit 125 Conway, AR 72032 (501) 505-8034 ■Hampton Inn* 810 Museum Rd; Exit 127 Conway, AR 72032 (501) 329-8999 ■Hilton Garden Inn* 805 Amity Rd; Exit 127 Conway, Arkansas, 72032 (501) 329-1444 ■Holiday Inn Express* 2370 Sanders St; Exit 125 Conway, AR 72032 (501) 450-9112 ■La Quinta Inn & Suites 2350 Sanders St; Exit 125 Conway, AR 72032 (501) 328-5100 ■Microtel Inn & Suites* 2475 Sanders St; Exit 125 Conway, AR 72032 (501) 327-0898 ■Quality Inn 150 US 65N; Exit 125 Conway, AR 72032 (501) 329-0300 ■Super 8 Motel* 2430 Sanders Rd; Exit 125 Conway, AR 72032 (501) 505-8880


Applicants: 1,714
Acceptance Rate: 82%
Average HS GPA: 3.92



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