B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A+
Lyon College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Presbyterian
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Central States Football League
Address
2300 Highland Road
Batesville, AR 72501
Website

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

Acceptance Rate
59%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
990-1180
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Lyon College

Cost

Net Price
$17,213/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,631/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,275/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,551/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,303/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,649/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.14 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.17 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.17 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
698Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
42%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Unique
    46%
  • Smart
    23%
  • Close-minded
    15%
  • Open-Minded
    15%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
90%
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.20 responses
Poll
76%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.25 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Community
    42%
  • Prestigious
    42%
  • Pretentious
    8%
  • Unique
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
38%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.9 responses
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Lyon College Reviews

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Decent menu variety, but food quality is inconsistent. Don't base your meal plans on Honors Day or other scheduled visits because the food is always better then. The Bistro is good, but fried food menu and not part of your meal plan (use your Lyon bucks here). You can get cold box lunches to go now though which ARE included in your meal plan. Biggest problem in the caf is that there are a lot of students trying to eat in a very short amount of time which causes long lines at lunch. Only 2 meals a day served on the weekends. Unless you plan to eat every single meal in the caf, you are better off going with the 10 or 15 meal plan (Are you really going to go to the caf for breakfast before an 8:00 am class?). There ARE vegetarian options which are pretty good, but red meat is pretty rare. Brenda's cookies are amazing though!
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Lyon's reputation for extremely prestigious academics and amazing professors are the main reasons I chose this college. The courses are more than challenging (post-grad work sophomore year), but almost every professor is more than willing to help (even outside of normal office hours sometimes). Aside from its academics, Lyon has the usual college problems: bad interenet, lack of parking, unappetizing food, etc.

Recruiters say that class sizes are usually 15-20, THIS IS A LIE!!! Most of the classes are around 40-80. This being said, the school is still quite small. I rarely see an unfamiliar face.
Lyon college is a very good college. The professors really try and get to know the students, working one on one with them to help improve the areas they are weak in. The campus is also very beautiful. The chapel, library and other buildings give the campus an older, castle like feel. The older dorms are the only thing I would fault them on. The air conditioning does not work sometimes and there are ant infestations.