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Lyon College is a private institution that was founded in 1872. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 600, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 136 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Lyon College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 167. Its tuition and fees are $23,594 (2013-14).
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U.S. News & World Report includes Lyon College among the country's best liberal arts colleges. A private, residential, undergraduate institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A), Lyon is located in Batesville, Arkansas. Founded in 1872, it is the oldest institution in the state. Lyon is distinguished by the quality of its faculty, its student-run honor system, the beauty of its campus and its endowed international studies program. Lyon faculty have been named CASE Arkansas Professor of the Year on 14 occasions in the past 23 years, a record unmatched by any college in the country.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Lyon College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is October 31. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at Lyon College is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 68.6 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||68.6%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 15|
The student-faculty ratio at Lyon College is 12:1, and the school has 72.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Lyon College include: Psychology, General; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; English Language and Literature, General; and Business Administration and Management, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 65.3 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||44%|
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Lyon College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 600, with a gender distribution of 46.7 percent male students and 53.3 percent female students. At this school, 75 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 25 percent of students live off campus. Lyon College is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Lyon College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Lyon College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Lyon College, 90 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Lyon College.
|Students who have cars on campus||90%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Lyon College, 77.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $18,274.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$23,594 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$7,560 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data