• Academic Excellence

    A culture of honor. Preparation for a life of learning and achievement. Lyon College educates students with a rigorous curriculum based in the liberal arts and taught by faculty who genuinely care about their students. This approach has served the College and its students well for nearly 150 years.

  • Scholarships

    Lyon hosts Honors Day Scholarship Competitions every fall and winter, providing competitive students the opportunity to earn scholarship money based on performance. At the conclusion of each Honors Day, every student competing will receive scholarship money ranging from at least $26,000 over four years, up to greater than $105,000 over four years. For information on Honors Day and other scholarship opportunities, click here.

  • Experience Lyon

    We want to see you on campus — so much that we’re going to pay for your hotel room when you stop by for a tour. We understand the importance of saving money, especially as you try to decide which college you want to attend, and we want to help. If our academic reputation isn’t enough to make your decision easy, a visit to our beautiful campus in the Ozarks should.  To schedule a campus tour and book your free hotel room, click here.

Admissions & Financial Aid


A few facts and figures Lyon boasts

From international study-abroad programs, the latest technology, and wide-ranging majors; to award-winning professors and almost 150 years of tradition, Lyon College offers more than the typical college experience. An academically-challenging, premier liberal arts college, Lyon affirms that the character built by our students is even more important throughout life than the degree earned.

Fourteen Lyon faculty members have been named the C.A.S.E.-Carnegie "Arkansas Professor of the Year." Full-time faculty teach nearly all classes, and Lyon has absolutely no course or teaching assistants (the very idea of such assistants runs counter to our philosophy of personalized, quality education). A student-faculty ratio of 15:1 and an average class size of 15 ensure personalized attention for approximately 600 students from 19 states & 11 countries.

Repeatedly cited by U.S. News and World Report in the "Great Schools, Great Prices" category, Lyon is the oldest independent college in Arkansas and affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Medical and law school admission rates exceed 90 percent; graduates are sought by employers. The majority of students complete degrees in four years.

Lyon's picturesque 136-acre campus is 90 miles northeast of Little Rock. Student activities include more than 40 clubs; five Greek organizations; an active Campus Ministry; a regulation Disc Golf Course; ready access to outstanding camping, canoeing, caving, rock-climbing, and hiking locations through the Lyon LEAP--Learning, Education, and Adventure Program--and a distinctive Scottish Heritage program.

If you’re considering applying to Lyon College, we encourage you to visit our campus so you can get a feel for the College, faculty, students, and residential life. Tour our beautiful grounds. Interact with professors and current students. Watch a sporting event. Eat at the dining hall. Even attend a class.

In the mean time, take a virtual tour and see Lyon without ever leaving home.

If you need even more information about Lyon; write, call (1-800-423-2542), or e-mail us. Our Enrollment Services Representatives are here to help you learn about the best college in the South.