Future Students

Henderson State University is known for our diverse student body with students from across the state, region and world. We are a close-knit campus where students, faculty and alumni come together to support each other in lifelong learning. Our students are truly the heart of our campus and our faculty members take your individual journey to heart, working closely with you to ensure your success.

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About Henderson State University

WHAT IS A REDDIE? It’s who we are. The Reddie Spirit was born inside the student body in 1914 when the campus, the students’ beloved Henderson, was destroyed in a fire. Determined to see the school survive, these students banded together and helped mold the institution into what it is now. Today, the Reddie Spirit can be found in every student, professor, staff member and alumnus of Henderson State University.

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FOUNDED IN 1890, Henderson State University’s reputation reflects excellent academic programs, engaging student life ,and affordable tuition rates. Over the years, Henderson State has gone by many names; however, it has remained Arkansas’s SCHOOL WITH A HEART®. At home in Arkadelphia, you’ll find a warm and caring college town that fuels the REDDIE SPIRIT!

Everyone Gets a Scholarship

When we say you can get more money for your college education from Henderson State University, we mean it. We are now TEST OPTIONAL, meaning we provide scholarships based on your GPAs, NOT just your test scores. Your GPA is a great indicator of how you’ll do in college, so we want to reward you with scholarship money that makes your education affordable and attainable.

All fully admitted first-time freshman students who submit their official high school transcripts will be evaluated for a scholarship, with no test required. Learn more here.