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Hendrix College

Conway, AR 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate68%
Acceptance Rate68%

Hendrix College Admissions

Reach out to Hendrix College's admissions department for more information on applying.

Students who apply to Hendrix College for the fall semester should hear back from Hendrix College by December 15.

Hendrix College Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Hendrix College 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.8
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 37%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 13.02%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 68.57%
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 June 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.

Hendrix College accepts about 68% of early action applicants and 68% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2021, Hendrix College admitted 1,629 of the 2,385 who applied early action.

➡️ See 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

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

In 2021, Hendrix College accepted 68% of all applicants, approximately 1,629 from the 2,385 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 choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Hendrix College

Curious about the factors that are considered by Hendrix College 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
Academic GPA Very Important
Application Essay Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores 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. 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. At Hendrix College 37% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 67% were in the top 25% and 92% 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 32.58%
3.75 and 3.99 27.8%
3.50 and 3.74 18.53%
3.25 and 3.49 13.42%
3.00 and 3.24 4.79%
2.50 and 2.9 2.88%
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 considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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, 13.02% of Hendrix College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 68.57% 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 earn between 1130 and 1320 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Hendrix College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1320 and 25% of scored lower than 1130, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Hendrix College students scored 660 or higher and 75% of students scored 560 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 560 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Hendrix College?

To be most competitive at Hendrix College, you should strive to earn between 24 and 31 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 31 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Hendrix College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 31, and three out of four students scored lower than 31 on the ACT.

A 24 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Hendrix College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 24.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

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

• Spring 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.

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

✅ Hendrix College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Hendrix College?

✅ Hendrix College is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Hendrix College's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Hendrix College is 68%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Hendrix College?

❌ Hendrix College does not offer early decision.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Hendrix College?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at Hendrix College was 68% in 2021.

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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 68%. This means that the institution accepts 68 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 ACT Scores


ACT Range

24 - 31

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

31 and Above


24 to 31


24 and Less


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Hendrix College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1130 - 1320


Math SAT Range

530 - 660


Reading SAT Range

560 - 680

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 3.79. 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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