• Living Legacy

    Lyon instills a proud sense of history and rich tradition in every facet of campus life, from the Greek system to the Scottish Heritage program. Founded in 1872, Lyon College is the oldest independent college in Arkansas in the second oldest city in the state.

  • Academic Excellence

    A culture of honor. Preparation for a life of learning and achievement. Lyon College educates students with a rigorous curriculum based in the liberal arts and taught by faculty who genuinely care about their students. This approach has served the College and its students well for nearly 150 years.

  • Beyond Boundaries

    Students can travel the world with the Nichols International Studies Program and strengthen their minds with rigorous classes. Study in Japan, Brazil, Spain, Chile, Northern Ireland and more. A Lyon education opens the door to many different career paths, research positions, and post-graduate programs.

  • Discover Your Passion

    Lyon College offers 16 majors ranging from art to English to political science. Through academic support programs and a comprehensive curriculum, Lyon students are two and a half times more likely to graduate in four years than students at the typical Arkansas four-year college.

  • Take the Journey

    Lyon College’s unique outdoor program offers students the chance to explore the environment around them and go beyond their comfort zones. Lyon’s beautiful 136-acre campus nestled in the Ozarks includes a bouldering wall, disc golf course, hiking and biking trail, sand volleyball court, zipline and ropes course, and Bryan Lake.

More Than Just A College

Lyon is a community, distinguished by its academic curriculum, unique Honor and Social Systems and award-winning professors.

As one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the South, Lyon strives to create a learning environment that is academically challenging and indicative of building character and integrity.


Lyon College Hires New Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Lyon College is pleased to announce that Ann Turney has joined the College staff as Vice President for Institutional Advancement. She was previously the Director for Leadership Gifts at Hendrix College in Conway.

Lyon Hosts Annual Outdoor and ACT Prep Camp

Lyon College held its annual Outdoor and ACT Prep Camp on June 5-8. Over 150 rising juniors and seniors received specialized ACT instruction from Stephen Leake, President of College Prep Coach, to prepare them for the next step in their academic journey.


Boys & Girls M.A.S.S. Football Camp (Mobility, Agility, Strength & Speed); June 20-July 14 7/14/2016 - GILLAM SPORTS COMPLEX Football Field-House

Time / Ages: K -6th grades: 8-9 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays K - 6th grades: 8-9 a.m.July 4th Week: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.Cost: K - 6th graders - $60 (12 sessions)For more information call Nick Palese: 870-307-7266Email: Nick Palese - nicholas.palese@lyon.eduTOREGISTER ONLINE - CLICK HERE

Sr. Boys Basketball Team Day Camps 7/15/2016 - ATHLETICS James C. Becknell Gymnasium

Date: June 22 - 24, 2016 (3-day camp) July 14-15 (2-daycamp)Time: June 22, (1 p.m.-12 a.m.) June 23-24, (9a.m-5 p.m.) July 14-15, (9 a.m.-5 p.m.)Ages: Grades 9-12Cost: $125 - per dayFor more information call Chad Tapp: 870.307.7221.Email: Chad Tapp - chad.tapp@lyon.eduCLICKHERE FOR PRINTABLE BROCHURETO REGISTER ONLINE - CLICK HERE

Football Prospect Camp 7/23/2016 - GILLAM SPORTS COMPLEX Football Field-House

Cost: $35 fee. $30 for pre-registered campers.Registration starts at 8 a.m.For more information call Nick Palese: 870-307-7266Email: Nick Palese - nicholas.palese@lyon.eduCLICK HERE FOR BROCHURETO REGISTER ONLINE - CLICKHERE

Junior/Senior Girls Basketball Team Camp 7/30/2016 - ATHLETICS James C. Becknell Gymnasium

Date: July 28-30, 2016 (4-day camp)Time: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Ages: Grades 7 - 12Cost: Contact coach for more informationFor more information call Tracy Stewart-Lange: 870.307.7248 or Julie Church: 870.307.7538Email: Tracy Stewart-Lange - tracy.stewartlange@lyon.edu or JulieChurch - julie.church@lyon.edu