• 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.



Science and math outreach programs inspire young students

For the second consecutive semester, Lyon College students are bringing their love of science to Batesville elementary students in the form of erupting volcanoes, homemade slime and ice cream, elephant toothpaste, and more. This new science outreach program was created by Dr. Irosha Nawarathne, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, in spring 2015. Currently, the program serves children in kindergarten through sixth grade at Central Magnet Math and Science Elementary School and will be extended to elementary students throughout the Batesville School District in the future.

Tibetan Buddhist monks visit Lyon to create sand mandala

Lyon College will host a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery for a special convocation event in which the monks will spend a week on campus creating a mandala sand painting in the Holloway Theatre. They will begin the process on Monday, October 5 with an opening ceremony at 11:30 a.m. and will finish with a closing ceremony on Thursday, October 8 at 12 p.m. During that week, the theater will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day for students and interested persons to observe the creation process.