Hendrix Included in 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges

CONWAY, Ark. (July 8, 2013) – Hendrix College was selected for inclusion in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014 based on academic ratings, price category, and quality of student life on campus.

Compiled by former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske, Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014 is a selective, subjective, and systematic look at 300-plus colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain. The guide examines a broad range of subjects, including student body, academics, social life, financial aid, campus setting, housing, food, and extracurricular activities.

Fiske served as New York Times education editor for 17 years and realized that college-bound students and their families needed better information on which to base their educational choices. He is also the author of the Fiske Guide to Getting into the Right College.

"Hendrix College is honored to be once again featured in one of the most prestigious and most recognized college guides,” said Fred Baker, director of admission. “The Fiske Guide to Colleges has long been held as the gold standard, and Hendrix has valued the recognition bestowed upon the institution for many years.”

"The College's inclusion in the 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges is powerful affirmation of Hendrix's distinctive approach to engaged learning, our strong liberal arts and sciences curriculum, and our long-standing desire to make a Hendrix education affordable," Baker added. 

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the fifth 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 2012 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country’s best 377 colleges, the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, Forbes magazine's annual list of America's Top 650 Colleges, and 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.