Hendrix College: Narrative Description

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1600 Washington Ave.
Conway, AR 72032-3080
Tel: (501)329-6811
Free: 800-277-9017
Admissions: (501)450-1362
Fax: (501)450-3843
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hendrix.edu/


Independent United Methodist, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1876. Setting: 158-acre suburban campus with easy access to Little Rock. Endowment: $137.1 million. Research spending 2003-04: $639,278. Educational spending 2003-04: $11,983 per student. Total enrollment: 1,049. Faculty: 100 (83 full-time, 17 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 1,027 applied, 85% were admitted. 38% from top 10% of their high school class, 69% from top quarter, 91% from top half. 7 National Merit Scholars, 12 valedictorians, 8 student government officers. Full-time: 1,021 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 21 students, 29% women, 71% men. Students come from 36 states and territories, 10 other countries, 42% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 4% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 1% 25 or older, 97% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 85% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences and history; biological/life sciences; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at American University, Associated Colleges of the South. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: 1 recommendation. Required for some: interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $27,646 includes full-time tuition ($21,336), mandatory fees ($300), and college room and board ($6010). College room only: $2760. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $562 per hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $40 per year. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 53 open to all. Most popular organizations: Volunteer Action Center, student government, music ensembles, Multicultural Development Committee, Social Committee. Major annual events: Coffee House, Spring Music Festival, Campus Kitty Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 917 college housing spaces available; 846 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Olin C. and Marjorie H. Bailey Library with 216,172 books, 184,127 microform titles, 799 serials, 2,151 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $839,394. 75 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Central Arkansas.

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