• 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.

  • 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.

  • Building Character

    Education is more than a degree. At Lyon, students can gain valuable experience by participating in collaborative research and are taught by leaders in their respective field, not graduate assistants.

  • 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.


Inaugural Game of Lyon College Football

We had a great time watching the Lyon Scots took on No. 22 Tabor College in the inagural football game. Good news: you won't have to wait another 61 years to see the Scots play.

284 Students Matriculate

Today Lyon welcomed 284 new students during the matriculation ceremony in Brown Chapel. The new freshmen and transfer students from ten states and five countries were escorted into the chapel by the pipe band, where they were addressed by President Dr. Donald Weatherman and other members of the Lyon community. After some words of welcome and encouragement, the second largest incoming class in Lyon history signed the Roll of Honor.