National Recognition

Hendrix has a long and proud tradition of national recognition. As early as 1900 Hendrix was recognized by the U.S. Office of Education as having higher standards for admission and graduation than any other institution of higher learning in Arkansas. That recognition continues today as numerous journals and college guides recognize the impact of Your Hendrix Odyssey: Engaging in Active Learning on American higher education.

U.S. News & World Report

Hendrix College is ranked as the "#1 Up and Coming Liberal Arts College" as well as being ranked 8th for "Best Undergraduate Teaching" among liberal arts colleges for 2015.  Hendrix was ranked 81st on the magazine's list of best liberal arts colleges in the nation.

Fiske Guide to Colleges

Fiske Guide to Colleges lists Hendrix in its 2015 edition.

The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review lists Hendrix for academic excellence in its 2014 college guide, The Best 378 Colleges. Hendrix is also one of the schools listed in the guide's "Best of the Southeast" section.

The guide also recognizes Hendrix for the College's "generous financial aid," "strong reputation for science," "campus-centric social life," and "unwavering genial and helpful faculty who love what they do and are very good at it."

Colleges That Change Lives

In its newest edition, Colleges That Change Lives once again selects Hendrix for inclusion in "40 Schools that will Change the Way You Think About Colleges."

Former New York Times education editor Loren Pope wrote the guidebook to help students, parents and counselors find a good college match. In the latest revision, Hilary Masell Oswald profiles colleges that make a real difference in the lives of students. The choices in the book were based on Pope’s years of research as a journalist, as well as his and Masell's direct interaction with students and graduates of the CTCL schools. The 40 colleges he evaluates are known for their abilities to serve students with a wide range of abilities yet produce higher proportions of scientists and scholars.

In summing up her reason for selecting Hendrix, which has a nine-page profile in the book, Pope writes: "...I was unexpectedly blown away by Hendrix. It is an exemplary college and teenagers of a wide range of abilities and interests would find this a very happy fit socially…There should be at least one college as good as Hendrix in every state."


Hendrix continues to receive national recognition for the quality of its academic programs, its commitment to the importance of character formation, and the value of its educational product.