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Hendrix is Among 40 Schools Profiled in Latest Edition of Colleges That Change Lives

Colleges that Change Lives

CONWAY, Ark. (August 28, 2012) - Hendrix College is a college that changes lives, according to the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Feel about Colleges.

"Our inclusion in this landmark college guide reinforces the story we tell day in and day out about Hendrix," said Hendrix College President Dr. J. Timothy Cloyd. "From our curriculum and campus life to our faculty and facilities, our students are transformed by their Hendrix experience."

Comments on Hendrix in the book include:

  • "Not only does it offer a high-quality education in the liberal arts, but it's also dedicated to helping students connect their learning to the larger world." p.132
  • "The goal is to encourage students to apply their liberal arts learning to self-directed experiences- ideal preparation for life after college." p.132
  • "Odyssey projects are proof positive of what happens when students are electrified by their learning and then turned loose with their inspiration." p.132
  • "The egalitarian vibe pervades the campus. It's an easygoing, unpretentious, democratic place." p.132
  • "The college goes a long way toward making its exceptional education affordable for all kinds of families." p.135
  • "It should be no surprise that by 2011, Hendrix alumni included six Rhodes Scholars, 16 Fulbright Scholars, 27 Watson Fellows, and two Truman Scholars. And even if you haven't heard of Hendrix, graduate and professional schools have: More than half of graduates enroll for master's degree or doctorates. Students' acceptance rate to med school is about 85 percent; to law school, approximately 90 percent." p. 137

Former New York Times education reporter Loren Pope first published Colleges That Change Lives in 1996. Hendrix has been among the schools selected for each edition of the book. Pope died in 2008. The latest edition has been revised by Hilary Masell Oswald, who conducted all new school tours and in-depth interviews to create a more expansive and updated work.

Selected schools are organized into five geographic regions (Northeast, South, Midwest, Southwest, Northwest), and profiles include details about admissions standards, the curriculum, extracurricular activities, and educational philosophies.

For more information on Colleges That Change Lives, visit their website.  

Earlier this month, Hendrix was included in The Princeton Review's "The Best 377 Colleges" 2013 edition, Forbes magazine's annual list of America's Top 650 Colleges, and the 2013 Fiske Guide to Colleges.

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 three consecutive years (2010-2012) by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit