Leader in Engaged Liberal Arts and Science Education
Founded in 1876 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education.
Hendrix has earned national recognition for innovative academic and co-curricular programs and exceptional value. For the fifth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country’s “Up and Coming” liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2012 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country’s best 377 colleges, the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, Forbes magazine's annual list of America's Top 650 Colleges, and the 2013 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges.
This recognition is due to the development of Your Hendrix Odyssey: Engaging in Active Learning, the college’s nationally recognized engaged learning initiative. Through Odyssey, talented students and dedicated faculty connect classroom learning with hands-on experiences, such as internships, international study, service, and undergraduate research. While these activities are offered on an elective basis at many schools, Odyssey requires every Hendrix student to complete a minimum of three engaged learning experiences drawn from six project categories, including Artistic Creativity, Global Awareness, Professional and Leadership Development, Service to the World, Special Projects, and Undergraduate Research. Students and faculty may also apply – on a competitive basis – for Odyssey grants to support Odyssey experiences. Additionally, Odyssey Professorships are awarded to Hendrix faculty for multi-year projects that further increase engaged learning opportunities for students.
As a result of these experiences, Hendrix alumni are leaders in the arts, business, education, government, law, medicine, and much more.
The student body includes nearly 1,400 students 45 states and 13 countries. Hendrix offers 33 undergraduate majors, 37 minors, and a master’s degree in accounting. With an 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of 17 students, Hendrix students work closely with faculty who are dedicated to teaching and mentoring undergraduate students.
Hendrix College is located in Conway, Ark. At the foothills of the Ozark Mountains and just 30 miles from the capitol city of Little Rock, students enjoy easy access to outdoor recreation and urban amenities.