The main campus of Lyon College is in Batesville, AR (a self-contained town). The school is a Presbyterian Church (USA) institution. Lyon College is a private, not-for-profit school. The school offers degrees up to the Bachelor's degree.
Lyon College students most commonly major in a field related to business and management, drama and performing arts, mathematics, science.
The school does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007-2008, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 545 to 618. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007-2008 had SAT math scores of 545 or more.
The school's faculty/student ratio compares favorably with most colleges. Lyon College offers tenure to reward and retain some professors.
In 2007-2008, the school had 497 enrolled students.
Many students at Lyon College live in campus housing. The school makes available a lot of student housing. Meal plans are available. Student athletes at the school belong to the TranSouth Athletic Conference, TranSouth Athletic Conference, TranSouth Athletic Conference for major sports. Lyon College takes athletics seriously enough to offer athletic financial aid to a significant portion of its students.
The school reports its educational mission is:
"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."
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Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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