About Lyon

Lyon is more than just a college. It’s 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 not only academically challenging, but one that is indicative of building character and integrity. Lyon believes the character built by our students is just as important, if not more important, throughout life than the degree that is earned.

Lyon's academic curriculum is designed to develop character as well as intellect; it's intended to prepare you for a lifetime of personal growth, professional fulfillment and service. Lyon graduates are sought by employers and welcomed by graduate and professional schools. For example, our medical and law school admission rates are more than 90 percent. Did we mention that almost all of our graduates complete their degrees in four years?

Finally, Lyon is located in a beautiful college town, Batesville, Ark., that provides a welcoming, safe and convenient environment in which to live and grow as well as abundant opportunities for outdoor activities.

Mission

Lyon College offers a liberal arts education of superior quality in a personalized setting. A selective, independent, undergraduate, residential teaching and learning community affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Lyon encourages the free intellectual inquiry essential to social, ethical and spiritual growth. With a rich scholarly and religious heritage, Lyon develops, in a culture of honor, responsible citizens and leaders committed to continued personal growth and service.