International Students

At Lyon, we pride ourselves on being a close, caring community that engages, inspires, and educates all who pass through our historic campus. Our mission is to prepare young men and women for lives of personal growth, professional fulfillment and service to their communities. We understand that leadership development is the hallmark and purpose of a liberal arts education.

For the past 139 years, we have prepared Lyon students to think critically and creatively about the complex challenges they will face in the world. That is why we encourage our students to study abroad and why we annually welcome freshman and transfer students from other countries to our campus.

Lyon is located in Batesville, AR, a smaller, safe and convenient community that fully supports the College. Batesville offers all the benefits of small town living with the advantages of that come from being a commercial, medical and cultural hub for the region. You’ll find shopping, entertainment, outstanding medical care in our 200-bed hospital, and all the other amenities you would expect.

We can assure you that you will not be alone and isolated; but integrated, engaged, and embraced by the Lyon community. With a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1 and an average class size of 15, you will also know and interact with your professors from the very first day. Even better than this, you will establish relationships with your professors that will last a lifetime.

We hope this information will answer many of your questions about Lyon. We encourage you to browse our website for general information, pictures, and e-mail addresses. Please contact our Enrollment Services Office at 1-800-423-2542 or by email at if you have any questions.

You have taken the first step in finding out if Lyon College is the right community for you. We hope that you will take the next step, submit your application package to us, and discover the world that awaits you at Lyon.