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Hendrix College

Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1876
Affiliation: United Methodist
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,088
Environment: Urban
Endowment: N/A
Admissions Address

1600 Washington Avenue
Conway, AR 72032



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.7
Send application by: August 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Laura E. Martin
Admissions office telephone: (800) 277-9017
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 1
Decision sent by:  
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 4 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $40
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
Tuition deposit: $350 (Partially refundable)
Room deposit: None
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 3
Science 2 2
Lab 0 N/A
Foreign language 2 2
Social studies 3 3
History 0 0
Academic electives 0 0
Total academic units 14 14

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 85%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 85%
Total applicants: 1,263
Total acceptances: 1,077
Total freshman enrollment: 396
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


Male applicants: 554
Male acceptances: 465
Male freshman enrollment: 174
Female applicants: 709
Female acceptances: 612
Female freshman enrollment: 222
Out-of-state freshmen: 49%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 23
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 23
Students enrolled from waiting list: 3


2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 46%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 74%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 95%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 78%
Average high school GPA: 3.7
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 60%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 560 - 690
Math: 560 - 660
Combined: 1120 - 1350


Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 20.0% 15.0%
600-699 42.0% 41.0%
500-599 29.0% 35.0%
400-499 8.0% 9.0%
300-399 1.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%


First-year students submitting ACT scores: 84%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 23 - 29
Math: 25 - 32
Composite: 25 - 31


Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 34.0% 44.0% 17.0%
24-29 51.0% 40.0% 57.0%
18-23 15.0% 15.0% 23.0%
12-17 0.0% 1.0% 3.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%


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