Hendrix Selected for 2015 Fiske Guide to Colleges

CONWAY, Ark. (July 2, 2014) – Hendrix College is once again among the top 300 colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain selected for the 2015 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges.

Compiled by former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske, the guide examines a broad range of subjects, including student body, academics, social life, financial aid, campus setting, housing, food and extracurricular activities.

Among the comments on Hendrix featured in the 2015 Fiske Guide are:

  • “People here are passionate, intelligent, and fun”
  • “Hendrix has a strong emphasis on international awareness”
  • “Doing well at Hendrix means keeping up with the workload … Thankfully, engaging professors are available to help students navigate the coursework”
  • “Sixty-five percent of classes have 19 or fewer students, so personal attention is the norm”
  • “At Hendrix, undergraduate research takes priority, especially within the sciences, and students get the chance to present original papers at regional and national symposia.”

“We are so pleased for Hendrix to be selected for this publication,” said Hendrix President Bill Tsutsui. “This recognition is wonderful affirmation of the hard work of our faculty and staff and the unique academic program and distinctive campus culture they’ve built at Hendrix.”

“Prospective students and their families today have a myriad of resources available to assist them in making an informed decision on where to go to college,” he added. “I hope that the prospective students who read about Hendrix in this publication will visit campus and experience Hendrix firsthand, because there’s nothing like it.”

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the sixth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country’s “Up and Coming” liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report.  Hendrix is featured in the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, as well as the 2014 Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges, Forbes magazine's list of America's Top Colleges, and the 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu