Life at Hendrix
Founded in 1876 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884, Hendrix is one of the country's best liberal arts colleges, nationally recognized for academic quality, community, innovation, and value.
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Hendrix recognized in 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges
With close faculty interaction, rigorous academic programs rooted in the liberal arts, and robust residential campus experience, Hendrix develops students to their fullest potential.
College: Four-year, private, residential, coeducational college of liberal arts founded in 1876 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church; Phi Beta Kappa chapter
Location: Conway, AR, suburban city of 58,900; 30 minutes from Little Rock (metro. pop.: 699,700)
Students: 1,338 from 36 states and 28 countries; 19.7 percent minority enrollment
Academic profile, class of ’19: 47.8 percent in top 10th of high school class, 77.3 percent in top quarter; midrange scores: 1100-1320 SAT and 25-32 ACT, and 3.58-4.31 GPA
Faculty: 107 full-time, 93 percent with Ph.D. or equivalent degree
Student/faculty ratio: 11:1
Average class size: 17
Majors: 34 undergraduate majors, 37 minors; M.A. in accounting
Post graduate: The majority of our students enter graduate or professional school either immediately after graduating or the following year. Approximately one-third enroll in graduate school within the first year of graduation, while other graduates seek employment and report finding a job within six months of graduation.
Residence options: Co-ed and single sex; six traditional residence halls, five residence houses, three theme houses, and five apartment complexes (more than 80 percent of students live in college-owned housing)
Campus: 175 acres encompassing academic, residential and recreational resources, plus arboretum, gazebo, and pecan court; also includes "New Urbanism" community, The Village at Hendrix
Facilities: Art complex, life sciences center, physical sciences center, chapel, auditorium, theatre, wellness and athletics center, and new student life and technology center
Clubs & organizations: 70+
Athletics: NCAA Division III, Southern Athletic Association: Baseball (M), Basketball (M & W), Cross country (M & W), Field hockey (W), Football (M), Golf (M & W), Lacrosse (M & W), Soccer (M & W), Softball (W), Swimming and diving (M & W), Tennis (M & W), Track and field (M & W), and Volleyball (W)
Comprehensive fee, 2015-16: $52,114 (tuition, room, board, and mandatory fees)
Financial aid: 100 percent of students receive some form of achievement-based and/or need-based state, federal, or institutional assistance; $36,799 average award for 2015-16
Academic consortium: Associated Colleges of the South
Major accreditations: North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, University Senate of the United Methodist Church, National Association of Schools of Music, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, American Chemical Society
Alumni body: More than 15,000
Endowment: Approximately $180 million
President Bill Tsutsui and the senior leadership team keep Hendrix College at the forefront of American higher education.
William M. (Bill) Tsutsui is president and professor of history
at Hendrix College. He previously served as dean of Dedman College of Humanities
and Sciences at Southern Methodist University from 2010 to 2014. He holds degrees
from Harvard, Oxford, and Princeton universities. Prior to joining SMU, Tsutsui
spent seventeen years at the University of Kansas, where he served as Acting Director
of KU’s Center for East Asian Studies, Chair of the Department of History, founding
Executive Director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Kansas, and Associate
Dean for International Studies in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.
An award-winning classroom teacher, Tsutsui is the author or editor of eight
books, including Manufacturing Ideology: Scientific Management in Twentieth-Century
Japan, Godzilla on My Mind: Fifty Years of the King of Monsters and Japanese Popular
Culture and Globalization, as well as numerous articles on modern Japanese history.
He has received Fulbright, ACLS, and Marshall fellowships, and was awarded the John
Whitney Hall Prize of the Association for Asian Studies in 2000 and the William
Rockhill Nelson Prize for Non-Fiction in 2005. His teaching and research focus on
the business, environmental, and cultural history of twentieth-century Japan.
"Unto the whole person"
The Hendrix College seal appeared for the first time on the cover of the 1898 catalog. The seal included the College's motto, selected by a committee headed by the Rev. George W. Hill and taken from a passage in Ephesians: "Till we all come in the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ …" (Ephesians 4:13, King James Version). Currently translated as "unto the whole person," the motto, in Ancient Greek, reflects Hendrix's dedication to both Christian principles and the traditional liberal arts ideal.
Hendrix College cultivates empathy, creativity, self-understanding, rigorous inquiry, informed deliberation, and active learning across the liberal arts, toward the development of the whole person. Through engagement that links the classroom with the world, and a commitment to diversity, inclusion, justice, and sustainable living, the Hendrix community inspires students to lead lives of accomplishment, integrity, service, and joy.
Approved by the Hendrix College faculty and Board of Trustees in spring 2015