Lyon College is an independent, residential, co-educational, undergraduate liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Founded in 1872, it is the oldest independent college in Arkansas operating under its original charter.
Lyon is a closely-knit teaching and learning community distinguished by its honor system, innovative residential house system, and endowed international studies program. Lyon is classified as a baccalaureate (liberal arts) college by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and is included among the countryâ€™s best liberal arts (bachelorâ€™s) colleges by U.S. News & World Report.
Lyon emphasizes the development of character as well as intellect. It provides extensive opportunities for students to assume leadership responsibilities, collaborate with faculty on research projects, study abroad, and explore career opportunities through internships. More than 40 student clubs and organizations, including Greeks, as well as a distinctive Scottish Heritage program, foster a vital campus life.
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