• Priceless Experience

    Cost should not be a road block to obtaining a first-class education or a yoke for students to bear after graduation.  Nearly all incoming students at Lyon College receive scholarships and other types of financial aid, and our graduates complete their degree with the lowest debt per student in Arkansas.

  • 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. With a student-faculty ratio of 15:1, Lyon College provides a personalized education unlike any other. Students can participate in collaborative research and are taught by leaders in their respective field, not graduate assistants.

  • Community

    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.

  • 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.

News

Novelist visits Lyon College as Heasley Prize winner

Write a monster, not a grape.

This is the advice Tony Earley gives his creative writing students at Vanderbilt University, which he passed on to students at Lyon College during a public interview session April 22.

“Imagine how gross it would feel to step on a grape barefooted,” Earley said. “That’s why I tell my students to write a monster story, not one that’s squishy like a grape.”

Tebbetts’ Faulkner course steps into novels

By Samantha Jones

Dr. Terrell Tebbetts became a Faulkner scholar early in his career, having taught Absalom, Absalom! in a basic literature course. The novel piqued his interest in the Southern writer, and Tebbetts has studied Faulkner extensively ever since.