PO Box 2317Batesville, AR 72503-2317 870-307-7250
http://www.lyon.edu admissions@lyon.edu
About Lyon College
  • Year of Foundation 1872
  • Size of Campus 136 acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Presbyterian
  • Degrees Bachelor
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 488
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 54%, 46%, 30%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $17,534
  • Room and Board $7,340
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee 25
  • Enrollment No. 453
Lyon is more than just a college. It’s a community distinguished by its academic curriculum, unique Honor and Social Systems and award-winning professors. Lyon College offers a liberal arts education of superior quality in a personalized setting. A selective, independent, undergraduate, residential teaching and learning community affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Lyon encourages the free intellectual inquiry essential to social, ethical and spiritual growth. With a rich scholarly and religious heritage, Lyon develops, in a culture of honor, responsible citizens and leaders committed to continued personal growth and service.
Social Life And Activities
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of sororities 2
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Arkansas Scottish Festival (late April), Homecoming (late October)
  • Setting Rural
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Black Students' Association, International Students' Association
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 13%
  • Number of students in fraternities 3
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Percent students who are frat members 10%
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Campus Ministry Board, Baptist Collegiate Ministry, Catholic Campus Ministries, Episcopalian Fellowship, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Presbyterian Fellowship, Wesley Fellowship
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Chi, Mortar Board, Alpha Psi Omega, Chi Beta Phi, Kappa Delta Pi, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Phi Alpha Theta, Psi Chi, Sigma Tau Delta
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Other general policies honor code, hazing prohibited, other
  • Number of frats 3
  • Distance to nearest airport Memphis, Tennessee (120), Little Rock, Arkansas (90)
  • Distance to nearest train Walnut Ridge, Arkansas (55)
  • Distance to nearest bus Newport, Arkansas (30)
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
Student Housing
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 20%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available N/A
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (22%), women's dorms (21%), men's dorms (34%), apartment for single students (23%), other housing options (0%)
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 11
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 2%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 9%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 25%
  • Number of students using college housing 76%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 53%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
Campus Services
  • Number of e-books 20,075
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 28
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Library Facilities John Quincy Wolf folklore collection (Ozark folk music, Memphis blues), Stroud Collection of Historic papers, Craig Genealogy Collection
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 146,280
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Museums The Grigsby House (c. 1867), a log house moved from nearby Bethesda, Arkansas, is used for folklore and local history classes. The Kresge Gallery in the Alphin Building presents traveling art exhibits. The Regional Studies Center provides information on
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Subscriptions 625
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 24
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Computer Courses No
  • Number Of Microforms 2,928
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 150
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 915
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 6,901
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 64
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, other
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 32%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Acxiom Corp.; Alltel; Arkansas Eastman Company (division of Eastman Chemical); Arvest Bank; Stephens Inc.; Wal-Mart
  • Employed Students after 2 years 54%
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 14%
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 1 year 56%
  • Student Employment Off campus job opportunities are good
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,400
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
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