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Hendrix College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 11 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

57% Women
43% Men


NCAA Division III (without football)

Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $42,677)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $42,593)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 25 - - -
Basketball 17 13 - Yes
Field Hockey - 16 - -
Golf 8 9 - -
Lacrosse 22 - - -
Soccer 24 17 - -
Softball - 18 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 8 15 - -
Tennis 14 12 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 10 13 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 11 6 - -
Volleyball - 17 - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - - Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3.4%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.4%
Hispanic 3.6%
Non-resident alien 3.4%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 7.1%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 78.3%
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 21 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 1
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 8

Notable Alumni

  • Ashlie Atkinson, actress ("Law & Order," "Rescue Me")
  • Douglas Blackmon, Pulitzer Prize winner for "Slavery by Another Name: the Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II"
  • Mary Steenburgen, actress (did not graduate)
  • Natalie Canerday, actress ("Sling Blade," "October Sky")
  • P. Allen Smith, garden designer
  • Wilbur Mills, played a large role in the creation of Medicare
Reviews Dorm Life
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  • 3
  • It depends on which dorm you're in and what personality you're looking for. The dorms are a bit like frats, as they all have a specific vibe to them. You…

  • May-02-2012 Read More
  • Lauren from Highland Village, TX
  • 4
  • The dormitories at Hendrix are always clean and well managed by staff and respected by the students who live in them. They provide a community atmosphere with the other dorm…

  • May-17-2012 Read More
  • Scott from Malvern, AR
  • 4
  • The RAs seem to vary between being too attentive about what goes on in the dorm (to the extent that they come off as nosy and invasive) or not attentive…

  • May-23-2012 Read More
  • Desire from Sallisaw, OK
  • 3
  • The dorms are a blast as far as the social experience due to all the fun activities that are hosted by the college. The only downside is that this campus…

  • Jun-09-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Anderson from Jonesboro, AR
  • Sep-27-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The food is so good and so diverse! It definitely feels like you're eating at a restaurant rather than in a cafeteria.

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  • 5
  • Krystle from Oklahoma City, OK
  • Jan-06-2014 I am a current student here

    There's a lot of options if you're vegetarian or vegan, and that was important to me. The cafeteria staff will learn your name and remember details about you, making it more cozy. I haven't gotten tired of the food, but some people say it gets old after awhile. Eating is a communal event and the food is always good.

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  • 3
  • Anonymous
  • Dec-26-2013 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Didn't get to try the food at the school, but the town seemed nice, with lots of restaurants.

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  • 5
  • Bailey from North Little Rock, AR
  • Oct-19-2013 I am a current student here

    Hendrix's cafeteria is spectacular. The food is delicious. Hendrix has a main life which alternates foods every day. There is always a section for sandwiches; Soups are always offered. Vegetarian and vegan options are always available. Some sort of international food is always offered. There are stations to make stir-fry and smoothies. The cafeteria staff is also very kind. They make an effort to learn every students' name.

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  • 4
  • Nancy from Little Rock, AR
  • Sep-08-2013 I am a current student here

    The food at Hendrix is most likely very good in comparison to a lot of other colleges. The food here is always relatively yummy, and that is coming from a major food critic.

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  • 5
  • Assira from Little Rock, AR
  • Jul-24-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Hendrix has a five star rated chef. They have a buffet style dining hall. They have so many options for everyone.

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  • 5
  • Nicholas from Louisville, KY
  • Jun-18-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The cafe in the SLTC is very nice and the cafeteria is amazing. The food is home-made and very good, the cafeteria ladies are very nice, and you won't regret eating on campus ever!

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  • 5
  • Alexis from Little Rock, AR
  • May-21-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The cafeteria women are the best!Hendrix has themed days like Rock and Roll day where they dress up and play music while you eat. You can also suggest a recipe and they'll make it. You have vegetarian options as well. I spent a month there and gained half of my Freshman 15 before I even become a freshman!

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  • 5
  • Jeanita from Lincoln, AR
  • May-17-2013 I am a current student here

    It has a world class cafeteria! In fact, it was rated one of the top 25 most overlooked colleges in the U.S. because of the grub!

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Alexander from Little Rock, AR
  • Jun-12-2012 I am a current student here

    Hendrix College is missing two pillars of southern collegiate life: Greek life and football. Although the school is likely to get a football time in the near future. There is no Greek Life on campus, but the dorms take the place and serve as a unique identity for their residents.

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  • Desire from Sallisaw, OK
  • Jun-09-2012 I am a past student here

    There is no greek life at Hendrix, but like everything great. Freshman dorms act as sororities and fraternities and we host activities such as Faux Rush Week and Shirttails. Plus it is always fun five years down the road to say I was an Easy VZ girl. A.K.A. I lived in Veasey Hall for freshman and sophomore year.

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  • 0
  • Lauren from Highland Village, TX
  • May-17-2012 I am a current student here

    While Hendrix does not have a Greek life, it has similar traditions that Greeks participate in as well. Hendrix as brother and sister dorms like Greek dorms. These dorms help each other out and create a community feeling with each other, as well as the other dorms. Sometimes Greek life can be a little too wild, and at Hendrix it is important to get a good education, but it is also important to have fun as well! There is a balance of work and play at Hendrix that has always seemed to fit perfectly.

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  • May-02-2012 I am a current student here

    none, and we like it that way.

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