CONWAY, Ark. (July 29, 2012) - Hendrix College is profiled in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013, compiled by former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske.
Hendrix is "among the South's most progressive liberal arts colleges," the guide says. "Academics are demanding but students are laid-back …"
The College has "a strong emphasis on international awareness" and "healthy dialogue about tough issues such as gay rights, the environment, and capital punishment draws students together."
Among the criteria used by the independent guidebook are academic ratings, price category, and quality of student life on campus.
"Every decision we make at Hendrix is based on the question - how does this enhance the academic program and student experience?" said Hendrix College President Dr. J. Timothy Cloyd. "Our inclusion in the country's top college guides affirms our commitment to these principles, as well as the hard work and dedication of our faculty and staff on behalf of our students."
Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. Hendrix was named the country's #1 "Up and Coming" liberal arts college for the third consecutive year by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2011 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country's best 376 colleges and is listed in the 2013 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.