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Hendrix College Named One of the Country’s Best Undergraduate Institutions

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CONWAY, Ark. (August 20, 2012) - Hendrix College is one of the country's best undergraduate education institutions, according to The Princeton Review's "The Best 377 Colleges" 2013 edition, released today.

The primary criterion for school selection is outstanding academics, according to Robert Franek, Princeton Review's vice president, publisher, and author of "The Best 377 Colleges."

In the profile on Hendrix, The Princeton Review reports that students say Hendrix hallmarks include "generous financial aid' and "a strong reputation for science." Campus-centric social life makes Hendrix "small enough to evoke a sense of familiarity without feeling boring," students say.

Hendrix is also included in the list of "Best Southeastern Schools."

Earlier this month, Hendrix was included in Forbes magazine's annual list of America's Top 650 Colleges and the 2013 Fiske Guide to Colleges.

"Our inclusion in the leading college consumer guides is affirmation that we put the academic program and student experience first, above anything else, at Hendrix," said Hendrix College President Dr. J. Timothy Cloyd. "We are grateful for the recognition and for the faculty and staff who devote so much energy and care to 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 has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit