Lyon College is an independent, residential, co-educational, undergraduate liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church
Founded in 1872, Lyon College is the oldest independent college in Arkansas.
Lyon enrolls approximately 800 students from 21 states and 14 countries. The middle 50% of entering freshmen score between 22 and 27 on the ACT, while 72% rank in the top quartile of their high school graduating classes. In the fall of 2014, Lyon enrolled the largest entering class in the school’s history with more than 300 new students.
Student activities include more than 40 student clubs and organizations; five national Greek organizations, and one local Greek organization; an active Campus Ministry Program; a regulation Disc Golf Course; ready access to some of the nations best camping, canoeing, caving, and hiking locations; and a distinctive Scottish Heritage program.
Lyon’s 136-acre campus features facilities such as the Derby Center for Science and Mathematics, the black-box Holloway Theatre, and the Lyon Business and Economics Building (modeled after Harvard Business School facilities).
Nine student residence halls are clustered into the three “Houses” that make up the College’s residential house system. Academic buildings and all residence halls have digital key card access for additional security. The Mabee-Simpson Library contains more than 200,000 media items and provides access to more than 20,000 periodicals.
Recreational facilities include a regulation soccer field, six lighted tennis courts, the Becknell Gymnasium (featuring a fitness center and an indoor swimming pool), the Scots Baseball Field, the Kelley Indoor Baseball Complex, a new women’s softball field, a sand volleyball court, an 18 hole disc golf course, and an intramural field.
Bryan Lake, located on the southern portion of the campus, features a walking path, flowering trees and water fowl.