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.
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 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.