National Recognition

Lyon College has been recognized numerous times in national publications including U.S. News and World Report, Washington Monthly, and Princeton Review. These publications often detail Lyon's value and rank it among the leading colleges in the nation. Lyon has been named one of the nation's most socially beneficial liberal arts colleges, one of the Best Southeastern Colleges, and in the top tier of Best Liberal Arts Colleges.

  • Ranked in the top tier of best national liberal arts colleges for the sixth year in a row by U.S. News and World Report.
  • 14 Arkansas Professor of the Year awards have gone to Lyon College faculty members.

  • Ranked as one of the “Best in the Southeast” for the tenth year in a row by The Princeton Review.

  • Ranked by Washington Monthly as one of the nation’s best liberal arts colleges.

  • Named one of “America’s Best Colleges” by

  • Named to the Military Friendly Schools list by Victory Media for being in the top 15 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace military service members, veterans, and spouses as students.

  • Lyon College’s Admissions website has been selected as one of the most highly-rated sites in the country, scoring in the top 100 of all sites rated by

  • Named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for Lyon’s commitment to volunteering, service learning, and civic engagement.