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Gathering the brightest minds for a better world.

Lyon College is a small, private, liberal arts college, widely recognized for our outstanding academic reputation, beautiful campus, and vibrant community. We produce experienced, engaged, and successful graduates who lead lives of impact.

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Lyon College

By the Numbers

98%

of grads are employed or in grad school within six months

662

Students from 24 States and 17 Countries

13

Average Class Size

12:1

Student to Teacher Ratio

98%

Receive Scholarships & Aid

95%

of those who graduate, do so in 4 years or less

#1

In Biology among Private Colleges in Arkansas

87%

medical school acceptance rate over the last 20 years—more than double the national average of 41%

95%

Full-time Faculty with Terminal Degrees

1872

Founded in Batesville, Arkansas

4.5

Miles of Hiking and Biking Trails on Campus

45%

of Students are Student-Athletes

There's more to college than just earning a degree.

"In addition to receiving a stellar in-class education, students also get direct access to highly educated professors from all walks of life willing to invest in, challenge, and support students outside the classroom. Lyon's holistic education prepared me for life."

Chin Yee-Chew, '15, is a Fullbright Scholar and the Diversity Program Manager at Google.

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Meet the new you.

"During my time at Lyon, I was able to truly find my strengths and weaknesses."

Dawson Angeles, ’20, is pursuing an MBA. Last summer, Angeles interned with the Little Rock Compassion Center, an inner-city mission focused on giving hope and purpose to homeless, transient, displaced, and disadvantaged people.

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In the News

  • Lyon College announces plans for in-person Commencement Friday, Apr 9, 2021
    Commencement will be back on campus and in person this May!  The schedule for Lyon College’s end-of-year celebrations is as follows: Honors Day - Tuesday, May 4, at 11 a.m. at Co...
  • Lyon College hires new director of annual giving Thursday, Apr 8, 2021
    Samuel Locke will serve as the new Director of Annual Giving for Lyon College’s Office of Advancement. Locke was initially connected to Lyon because of its historic connection to the Presbyt...
  • Outdoor classroom underway at Lyon to honor Schram’s legacy Tuesday, Apr 6, 2021
    Lyon College is nearing completion on the Dr. Mark Schram Memorial Outdoor Classroom. The classroom is located behind Love Hall and features a wooden platform where students can gather for class. ...
  • Ex-Stream Team cleans up local creeks Monday, Apr 5, 2021
    Lyon students and faculty have been watching out for local waterways. Assistant Professors of Biology Dr. Maryline Jones and Dr. Allyn Dodd formed the Ex-Stream Team two years ago to clean creeks ...
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  • Monday, Apr 12, 2021 All day - Friday, Apr 16, 2021 All day

    Pre-registration for Current Students

  • Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Trivia Tuesday

    Join SAC for a virtual Trivia night every Tuesday...

  • Friday, Apr 23, 2021 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Night on the Town

    Enjoy a Night on the Town in Batesville, courtsey ...

  • Saturday, Apr 24, 2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Band Concert

    The Lyon College Jazz Band and Symphonic Winds wi...

  • Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Trivia Tuesday

    Join SAC for a virtual Trivia night every Tuesday...

  • Wednesday, Apr 28, 2021 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    SCARF

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