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Hendrix College Highlighted in 2024 Fiske Guide to Colleges

College named one of the nation’s “best and most interesting”

2024-fiske-college-guide-badge.jpgCONWAY, Arkansas (July 11, 2023) — Hendrix College is one of 300 four-year colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2024.

Compiled by former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske beginning in 1982, the guide is updated regularly by Fiske’s editorial team and includes what it deems “the best and most interesting” institutions in higher education. Each school is graded on a one to five scale in three categories: academics, social life, and quality of life.

The guide spotlights several aspects of the College’s academic program that stand out, including the Odyssey Program and The Engaged Citizen and Explorations classes for first-year students. Other campus highlights include the Miller Creative Quad and the award-winning Dining Services, according to the guide.

“Personal attention from faculty is the norm,” says the guide. “They are also able to ignite a sense of curiosity and excitement for learning.” The small faculty-to-student ratio at Hendrix is one of the main highlights. 

About Hendrix College

Hendrix College is a private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas. Founded in 1876 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884, Hendrix is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges and is nationally recognized in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings for academic quality, community, innovation, and value. For more information, visit