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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


of grads are employed or in grad school within six months


Students from 24 States and 17 Countries


Average Class Size


Student to Teacher Ratio


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


In Biology among Private Colleges in Arkansas


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


Full-time Faculty with Terminal Degrees


Founded in Batesville, Arkansas


Miles of Hiking and Biking Trails on Campus


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 Fulbright 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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  • ARcare brings healthcare directly to Lyon students Tuesday, Sep 21, 2021
    Lyon students will no longer have to leave campus to seek medical care. The College entered into a partnership with ARcare this fall in order to provide on-campus doctor visits and other medical c...
  • ScotsFest to honor traditions of Homecoming, Highland Games Thursday, Sep 16, 2021
    This October, Lyon College will combine the beloved Arkansas Scottish Festival (ASF) with the excitement of Homecoming for one massive weekend-long event! The newly dubbed ScotsFest will start on Fri...
  • Message from President Taverner Monday, Sep 13, 2021
    Interim President Melissa Taverner sent the following message to the Lyon community on Sept. 13:   Dear Lyon community,   As many of you know, we lost a student this weekend. Wi...
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