About Lyon College

Founded in 1872, Lyon College. is a college. Located in Arkansas, which is a city setting in Arkansas, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 707 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Lyon College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 12:1. There are 42 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Lyon College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate74%
Application Deadline
Application Fee25
SAT Range945-1120
ACT Range22-26

Admissions at LC are considered Selective, with ,9% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 14 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

93% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 54% were in the top quarter, and 30% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Lyon College.

Lyon College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    14 Students rated on-campus housing 3.9 stars. 7 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    12 Students rated off-campus housing 3.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    15 Students rated campus food 2.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    14 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    14 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 71 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    14 Students rated school activities 4.6 stars. 64 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    14 Students rated local services 3.7 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    14 Students rated academics 4.9 stars. 86 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Lyon College?

16 Students rated Lyon College

mikayla - 04/11/2022

I believe lyon is a great school, love the campus and all the activities they offer. the town it is in is kinda dead and smelly because of the chicken plant next door. there are parties on the weekends and lots of outdoor activities. but school is kinda going downhill bc they are going d3, but new administration is coming !

Madison - 07/01/2019

Its a good, small, private college with religious morals. Its constantly growing and most likely still has more to go. The biggest sports team is football but they offer soccer, volleyball, softball, and basketball. Campus housing is hit or miss depending on what building you are placed in. Food is solidly OK.

Shelby - 06/27/2019

Overall, I think Lyon has a very accepting atmosphere and provides an encouraging space for students to learn and grow. I feel as though I've really found a place to fit in here and I believe others feel the same way. Students and professors alike are very friendly and eager to help each other. The campus itself is equally pleasing and its natural beauty is probably my favorite thing about Lyon.

Morgan - 04/27/2018

It is a very good college to attend. There are times that the campus can get very loud. This is mostly during the big parties on campus (Like the Halloween Bash, or Chapel Walk). There are only about five big parties a year, so other than that it is a very quiet, college. The Academic variety is fantastic. Everyone can find something.

Lyon College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Lyon College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Lyon College is 74%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Dear High School Self, You have what it takes to succeed in college, RELAX. However, your people-pleasing habit has to go. You are very capable of doing whatever it is they want you to do, but you need time for you. Don't worry about what mom and dad, fellow students, or the faculty will think. They understand! You were not put on Earth to be Superwoman. Doing all those extra projects aren't really going to help you win any scholarships. Stick with what you are passionate about. Have time for yourself, and thank Mr. Sours for everything that he'll do for you. Remember that time management is very important, and your goal is pharmacy school. Biochemistry degrees are not achieved on desire alone. Love yourself, respect yourself, and be honest with yourself. You'll know what you need to do and when. Love, Christie

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  3. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had known that I would have to study a lot harder than I did in high school. I was told that I would but I did not know it. I'm really having to push myself sometimes. I know it will all pay off in the end though.

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  4. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    I believe the worse thing about my school is the cafeteria. It's good on some days. There's not a big variety to choose from and there is a lot of carbs. Most students are trying to be healthy and it's hard to eat healthy in the cafeteria. The salad is not always fresh. The juice is sometimes very watery. The food has no flavor sometimes or is just really dry or cold.

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  5. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are a group of people focused on academics, who also want to acheive in other areas, whether it be spiritually, on a sports team, socially, or musically.

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  6. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Well I knew it for the academia. The school is pretty tough, definately not a party school. I remember when I was enrolling that I was really impressed with numbers like 100{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} acceptance rates into law schools. Lyon is tough, really hard work but gives a major advantage.

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  7. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about Lyon would have to be the proffessors. Since the school is small your professors actually know you. They all care about what is happening to you, they really don't like to see students fall behind, so they push and encourage and provide all the help they can.

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  8. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Lyon College is a great institution for students to learn about any of their interests through a riggorous academic program and explore themselves while interacting with the other students in a community based atmosphere.

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  9. What are the academics like at your school?

    The academics at Lyon College are challenging. The students who put the work in to make good grades are completely prepared for graduate school. The professors are fantastic and do everything they can to prepare the students for the class and their future after Lyon College.

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  10. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    The sororities and fraternities are popular student groups. They help the faculty and campus all the time. The sports teams are popular groups as well, which includes intramural sports.

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  11. What are your classes like?

    The class sizes are small. The professors interact with the students to keep the students attention. The professors are often very enthusiastic to keep the students intrigued and remember the information better.

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  12. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    People often stereotype people at Lyon College as smart.

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  13. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A student who enjoys a smaller, tight-knit community and who doesn't mind being in a small town. Lyon is very supportive of student athletes and the professors are very giving and involved. It's a great place for students who want to be really involved in campus life.

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  14. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    Of all things I have to say about Lyon College, it is the talent of my proffesors that I tend to brag on the most. Though all are exceptional staff that teach in a way that goes far beyond:good enough," the man who I especially admire is Dr. Terrell Tebbets. This a professor that students request not with intention of getting an easy A, but quite the opposite. Dr. Tebbets is the example of what Lyon faculty are all about. He teaches with passion and intelligence. He grades hard, but with justice. He makes one be their best.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending Lyon College receive some sort of financial aid. 50% were awarded federal grants. While 61% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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