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Lyon College
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  • 4 Year
  • BATESVILLE, AR

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade C
  11. Student Life
    grade C+
  12. Safety
    grade B+

About

2300 HIGHLAND RD
BATESVILLE, AR 72501
Athletic Division
NAIA
Athletic Conference
Sooner Athletic Conference
From Lyon College

Lyon College is a tight-knit community that 500 students call “home,” and we can’t wait to meet you.

As a nationally recognized liberal arts college, Lyon offers a well-rounded education that prepares graduates both to succeed in their careers and to contribute to society as productive citizens. Nestled in the foothills of the Ozarks, the College fosters each student’s development through meaningful mentorships with faculty and staff in an inclusive learning environment.

Ninety-eight percent of Lyon graduates are employed or in grad school within six months of graduation, and Lyon has a medical school acceptance rate more than double the national average.

We are also the only pet-friendly college in Arkansas, meaning our students are allowed to bring their best fur friends to live with them in our designated pet residence halls. On-campus, the College has a dog park, ropes course, a lake, a disc golf course, and bike/hiking trails. You will never feel bored!

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Lyon College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
27%
SAT Range
1050-1170
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$10,537 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$22,878 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 17 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 23 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 23 responses

Majors

Arkansas' Top Private Biology Program

academic spotlight

Lyon biology majors learn through hands-on research and collaboration with faculty. Many students have participated in the Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program and had their work published in scientific journals. Interested in health professions? Lyon has a medical school acceptance rate more than double the national average and offers a health coaching program.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
573 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
6
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
69%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
  • Unique
    37%
  • Open-Minded
    21%
  • Close-minded
    16%
  • Smart
    16%
  • Outgoing
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
84%
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 26 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 31 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
  • Community
    50%
  • Prestigious
    28%
  • Pretentious
    11%
  • Unique
    11%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,600 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 11 responses

Lyon College Reviews

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