Lyon College

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Lyon College was founded in 1872 and is the oldest independent college in the state of Arkansas. It is a co-educational, undergraduate liberal arts college with a close-knit community that fosters excellent teaching and learning opportunities. Lynn College is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church.

Lyon has many distinctions: it is ranked number 15 on the US News and World Report’s list of “best Colleges, Best Values;” is ranked by the Princeton Review as a “Best Southeastern College;” lists it in the top 3% of colleges nationwide; and the US News and World Report ranks the school in the top tier for national liberal arts colleges. In addition, Lyon College is distinguished by its innovative residential housing system, the quality of its academic programs, its honor system, and by its endowment of the Nichols International Studies program.

Due to its strong liberal arts core, Lyon offers a large selection of degrees in various disciplines. A large portion of Lyon students are on the pre-physical therapy, pre-veterinary, pre-pharmacy, pre-law, pre-dental, and pre-medical tracks.

Lyon College offers Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees in Art, Biology, Chemistry, Business Administration, English, Economics, History, Math, Music, Political Science, Psychology, Philosophy, Religion, Spanish and Theatre. It offers Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees in Accounting, Biology, Early Childhood and Elementary Education, and Chemistry. Lyon also allows students to customize their major.

General Information

Admission Office

PO Box 2317

Batesville, AR 72503-2317

(870) 307-7250

(800) 423-2542

Fax: (870) 307-7542

Contact: David Heringer

Vice President for Enrollment Services
Main Address

PO Box 2317

Batesville, AR 72503-2317

(870) 307-7000

Total undergrads: 458

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 109

Degree-seeking undergrads: 453


Rural setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 67%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 70%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting B
Business Administration/Management

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Science B

Early Childhood Education B

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature
Spanish B

History – General B

Mathematics – General B

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry B

Psychology – General B

Social Sciences
Economics B
Political Science/Government B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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