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Hendrix College

Conway, AR 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate60%

Hendrix College Admissions

Hendrix College is very difficult to get into. Around 60% of applicants get into Hendrix College each year. Last year, 2,729 students applied to Hendrix College and 1,645 were admitted.

Check in with Hendrix College's admissions department for more information on applying.

Students who apply to Hendrix College for the fall semester should anticipate a decision by December 15.

Hendrix College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Hendrix College's admissions stats.

Hendrix College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.8
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 33.2%
Mean SAT Score 1239
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 14.06%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 63.36%
Waitlist Yes

Hendrix College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Hendrix College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes November 15 December 15
Regular Decision Yes 6 1 December 15

Want to Apply Early to Hendrix College?

Hendrix College does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 15. Hendrix College will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.

Some students apply early to college because they believe it will increase their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of being admitted, since it shows your interest in a school.

➡️ Find a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Hendrix College Admissions

How To Get Into Hendrix College

Hendrix College is a very difficult school to get into. Hendrix College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2022, Hendrix College accepted 60% of all applicants, approximately 1,645 from 2,729 applicants.

Schools that are very difficult to get into, like Hendrix College, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.

Transferring to Hendrix College

Transfer student admissions is very difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Hendrix College

Hendrix College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Hendrix College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Hendrix College

What does Hendrix College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Application Essay Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Class Rank Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Interview Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Hendrix College for more information on admission factors.

Hendrix College Application Requirements

To apply to Hendrix College, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Hendrix College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Hendrix College?

Students admitted to Hendrix College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.

Out of all students that were admitted, 53.2% submitted a class rank. At Hendrix College 33.2% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 61.1% were in the top 25% and 93.3% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Hendrix College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 38.48%
3.75 and 3.99 21.82%
3.50 and 3.74 22.42%
3.25 and 3.49 11.21%
3.00 and 3.24 4.55%
2.50 and 2.9 1.52%
2.00 and 2.49

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Hendrix College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Hendrix College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 14.06% of Hendrix College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 63.36% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Hendrix College?

To be competitive with other Hendrix College applicants, you should aim to score between 1160 and 1310 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Hendrix College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1310 and 25% of scored lower than 1160, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Hendrix College student is 1239.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Hendrix College students scored 660 or higher and 75% of students scored 580 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Hendrix College students scored 680 or higher, and 75% scored a 580 or higher.

To be most competitive at Hendrix College, you should strive to earn between 23 and 33 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 33 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Hendrix College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 33, and three out of four students scored lower than 33 on the ACT.

A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Hendrix College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.

More Information on Transferring to Hendrix College

For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to Hendrix College.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is July 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Hendrix College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Hendrix College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Hendrix College?

❌ Students who are admitted to Hendrix College must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does Hendrix College accept transfer credits?

✅ Hendrix College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Hendrix College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Hendrix College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Hendrix College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Hendrix College?

✅ Hendrix College is not test optional.

What is Hendrix College's acceptance rate?

✅ Hendrix College's acceptance rate is 60%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Hendrix College?

❌ Hendrix College does not offer early decision.

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Hendrix College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Very Selective


How hard is it to get into Hendrix College? Hendrix College is a very selective institution. The Hendrix College acceptance rate is 60%. This means that the institution accepts 60 out of every 100 applicants.


Hendrix College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jun 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Hendrix College is Jun 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Hendrix College is Jul 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Hendrix College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1160 - 1310


Math SAT Range

550 - 660


Reading SAT Range

580 - 680

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1310 and Above


1160 to 1310


1160 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Hendrix College students is 1239. Applicants with SAT scores of 1310 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Hendrix College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1160 to 1310 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1160 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Hendrix College.

Hendrix College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Hendrix College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.85. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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