• Featured Colleges & Boarding Schools

     Hendrix College – Conway, Arkansas

    • 1400 Undergraduates
    • In addition to being featured in the August 2012 edition of Loren Pope’s book Colleges That Change Lives and being listed as a “Best Buy” in the 2012 Fiske Guide to Colleges, Hendrix has been named America’s #1 Up & Coming Liberal Arts College in 3 consecutive years by US News & World Report.
    • Your Hendrix Odyssey is a nationally famous program that guarantees each student will complete at least 3 hands-on learning experiences during their 4 years at Hendrix. These projects include undergraduate research, service work, study abroad experiences, internships, and performances in the arts.
    • Hendrix is redefining the concept of the “college town” by building a complete New Urbanism community, The Village at Hendrix, adjacent to campus.
    • The 180-acre Hendrix campus is home to an open, welcoming, egalitarian learning community, comprised of students from 43 states and 14 countries.
    • Over half of Hendrix graduates enroll in graduate or professional school within two years of graduation. Our graduates’ law school acceptance rate is over 90% and the medical school acceptance rate is 85%, nearly double the national average.

5 Tips on Writing Your College Essay

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  1. Keep the audience in mind when writing your essay
  2. Realize the reader will probably spend 1 minute on your essay so get their attention early
  3. Make sure the reader learns something about you that he or she would not learn from your application
  4. Tell a story, don’t write a resume
  5. Try to “connect” to the reader

Excerpts from the Collegeweeklive “Conquering the College Essay” session by Alan Gelb

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