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Hendrix Named #1 Best Value College in Arkansas

2024 Niche profile cites academic quality and affordability

CONWAY, Ark. (August 30, 2023) — Hendrix College was named the #1 2024 Best Value College in Arkansas by Niche, an online college search guide service.

The College’s profile includes information about academics, admission and financial aid, campus life, engaged learning opportunities, graduation rates and graduate outcomes. Niche rankings “are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.”

To further emphasize its value to prospective students and families, Hendrix recently announced a new scholarship opportunity for first-year students admitted for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Niche comments from Hendrix students include:

  • “I adore my school! It really feels like home, and I have so much fun while also learning more than I ever have because of the rigorous academics … Our motto, unto the whole person, is the perfect encapsulation of what it means to be a student at Hendrix.”
  • “The smaller size of Hendrix lends itself to a good atmosphere to connect professors and students, which is something very useful both for school and for job connections.”
  • “Hendrix very quickly becomes your home with its close-knit community within the dorms and the classroom. At school, classes are hard, but you are not set up for failure. Your professors are invested in you and genuinely want to see you succeed and there are resources across campus that are free and made very available to students. Your possibilities are endless at Hendrix, you can get involved in organizations that you want to, travel to almost anywhere through the Odyssey Program, create your own major, and be exactly who you want to be. Hendrix is an inclusive space where a lot of people get the opportunity to be who they truly are for the first time. I’ve loved my time at Hendrix College thus far.”

Hendrix also appears in Niche’s lists for:

  • Best Christian Colleges in America (#8 of 333)
  • Best College Food in America (#15 of 1,361)
  • Best Colleges with No Application Fee in America (#22 of 684)

In other recent recognition news, Hendrix College recently appeared at the top of Forbes’ list of 25 Colleges that Give Out Generous Financial Aid. According to Forbes, private colleges are “rarely viewed as an affordable option in higher education,” but Hendrix “is considered one of the most affordable schools in the country” and is an example of “a private institution that goes the extra mile to make its education affordable.”

Hendrix College appears in The Princeton Review’s 2024 Best Colleges: Region by Region, which highlights 630 colleges across seven zones (Northeast, South, Southwest, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, West, and International) that the publication considers “academically outstanding” and “well worth consideration” for prospective students in the college search process.

Hendrix College is also rated among the “Best Colleges in America 2023” according to Money’s analysis of more than 700 four-year colleges, focusing on quality of education, affordability, and student outcomes. 

Earlier this summer, Hendrix was 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

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About Hendrix College

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges and celebrated among the country’s leading liberal arts colleges for academic quality, engaged learning opportunities and career preparation, vibrant campus life, and value. The Hendrix College Warriors compete in 21 NCAA Division III sports. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. Learn more at   

“… Through engagement that links the classroom with the world, and a commitment to diversity, inclusion, justice, and sustainable living, the Hendrix community inspires students to lead lives of accomplishment, integrity, service, and joy.” —Hendrix College Statement of Purpose