Hendrix College

Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas, is recognized among Americas best and most innovative colleges, set apart for its commitment to being a national pace-setter in the liberal arts and engaged learning. This year, Hendrix was named the nations #1 Up and Coming liberal arts college by U.S. News and World Report, which also listed Hendrix #8 among national liberal arts colleges that demonstrate A Strong Commitment to Teaching. Founded in 1876 and related to the United Methodist Church, Hendrix is the only top 100 private national liberal arts college in Arkansas in the 2015 U.S. News Best Colleges rankings. A 12-to-1 student-faculty ratio encourages intense student engagement and intimate interaction with faculty. Students and faculty form a passionate learning community, with the shared goal of helping each student develop Unto the Whole Person, which is the Colleges motto. Despite the stereotype that liberal arts colleges are heavy on the arts and humanities but light on the sciences, STEM disciplines thrive at Hendrix. Almost half of incoming freshmen express an interest in pursuing pre-medical training. Computer science, chemistry, and physics programs have high enrollments, nationally recognized faculty, and successful alums in the academy and industry. The number of Hendrix students who go on to earn doctoral degrees is also noteworthy. Nationally, Hendrix ranks among the top 30 colleges and universities for the percentage of graduates who earn doctorates, ahead of schools including Duke, Dartmouth, Johns Hopkins, and Berkeley; in the physical sciences Hendrix is number 23, in the natural sciences number 35, and in psychology number nine, besting the likes of Harvard, Yale, and Stanford.At Hendrix hands-on exposure is the norm rather than the exception. The Hendrix Odyssey Program encourages students to undertake laboratory and field research, to hold internships in non-profits and Fortune 500 firms, to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities, and to gain intercultural fluency through study abroad. The Odyssey Program requires students to complete at least three experiential learning projects. Students choose from six categories: artistic creativity, service to the world, global awareness, professional and leadership development, undergraduate research, and special projects. Since the program began, Hendrix students and faculty members have shared more than $2.8 million in grants to fund projects ranging from teaching English in rural China and delivering medical supplies to poor Mexican villages to planting and learning from a vegetable garden on campus. Because they are used to being challenged intellectually, stretched personally, and tested in environments far beyond the ivy-covered campus walls, students can do anything with a liberal arts degree from Hendrix. Community leaders, CEOs, stage and screen actors, elected officials, physicians, Pulitzer Prize winners and Pentagon advisors are just a few examples of what Hendrix alumni are doing.Hendrix fields 21 intercollegiate sports teams that compete in the NCAA Division III (non-scholarship) Southern Athletic Association. More information about the College is available at www.hendrix.edu.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Coed 1876 N/A Semester $186.8 million 1600 Washington Avenue, Conway, AR 72032 (501) 329-6811
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61 100.0 Arkansas Conway 361