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     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.

Seniors: Thanksgiving break is a great time to complete your application essays. Here are a few tips:

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– let the college see who you are by writing an essay that sounds like you. Keeping your voice in the essay is how the admissions’ committee will know you wrote the essay.

– write something about yourself even if it is optional. If you leave this section blank, you are telling the admission counselor that you have nothing worth sharing about yourself.

– have someone proofread your essay for careless errors.
– plan ahead and take the time to write multiple drafts of your essay. You must have time for revision.
– remember that the admissions’ counselor may cross-reference your essay with your SAT writing sample. If your essay is overly polished, you are increasing your likelihood that someone may do this.
– keep the reader’s attention by devoting enough time to your essay. Assume yours will be read around midnight after the admission’s counselor has read 20 other essays.

For assistance with the college search and selection process, contact the College Resource Center at www.crccolumbusga.com or call 706-366-2993.

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