Founded in 1872, Lyon College is a 4-year liberal arts college in northern Arkansas and one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the state. Lyon confers bachelor’s degrees in 15 academic disciplines. In addition, Lyon houses a Scottish Heritage Program designed to preserve Scottish culture in America and hosts the annual Arkansas Scottish Festival featuring Celtic music, Highland dancing, and sheepdog demonstrations. With a campus nestled in the Ozarks, the Lyon Education & Adventure Program oversees both on-campus hiking trails and off-campus outdoor excursions.
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Presbyterian Church (USA)
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The campus is gorgeous if you love greenery and the outdoors. The science building is great - circulated air every 25 minutes and industry standard equipment. The students and professors are driven and realistic: they wont drag you along but they wont let you drown either.
John from Allen, TX
This college is a small close-knit community that eventually becomes your family. The people and professors have a genuine care and interest in you well-being. You will get the full college experience here and the lasting relationships for the career world.
Sean from Watauga, TX
Lyon College is definitely an academically challenging school, but worth the time and effort. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved on campus in various organizations or even academic groups. With such a small campus, it feels like a second home with a whole new family.
Spencer from Jonesboro, AR
The campus is extremely pretty and very inviting. There is a large diversity of students here at the college and they seem to get along well in the community. The students take part in activities and work together through a lot of things.
Cheyenne from West Fork, AR
Lyon College is easily the most tightly-knit community in the entire state of Arkansas. All of the students, regardless of their class, know each other and are just as willing as the teachers to help out. It is good at making you feel safe, loved, and prepared for the real world with its grueling curriculum and fantastic faculty.
Katheryn from Batesville, AR
Lyon College is for students who want to take a different and unique approach to the college experience. The smaller setting allows students to have opportunities that they wouldn't find at a larger university. If you want to have a fulfilling and worthwhile College experience, choose Lyon.