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Lyon College Overview

Located in Batesville, Arkansas, Lyon College is a private not-for-profit institution. Batesville is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

What Is Lyon College Known For?

155 Undergraduate Awards
$21,646 Avg Cost After Aid
64% Acceptance Rate
  • The bachelor's degree is the highest award offered at Lyon.
  • In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • The average Lyon student graduates in 4.1 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

Where Is Lyon College?

Location of Lyon College

Contact details for Lyon are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2300 Highland Road, Batesville, AR 72501
Phone: 870-307-7000

How Do I Get Into Lyon?

You can apply to Lyon online at:

Admission Requirements for Lyon

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript neither required nor recommended
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Lyon?

64% Acceptance Rate
44% Of Accepted Are Women
16% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 64%, Lyon does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 56% of accepted students are men and 44% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 62%, and the acceptance rate for women is 68%.

Average Test Scores

About 16% of students accepted to Lyon submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 602. Math scores were between 520 and 632.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Lyon College  ( 510 to 602 )

SAT Math Scores for Lyon College  ( 520 to 632 )
Lyon received ACT scores from 89% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 31. Math scores were between 21 and 27. Composite scores were between 22 and 28.

ACT English Scores for Lyon College  ( 21 to 31 )
ACT Math Scores for Lyon College  ( 21 to 27 )
ACT Composite Scores for Lyon College  ( 22 to 28 )

Can I Afford Lyon College?

$21,646 Net Price
65% Take Out Loans
11.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Lyon is $21,646. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Lyon, approximately 65% of students took out student loans averaging $7,537 a year. That adds up to $30,148 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Lyon is 11.4%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Lyon College Undergraduate Student Diversity

645 Full-Time Undergraduates
44% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 662 undergraduate students at Lyon, with 645 being full-time and 17 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Lyon

Gender Diversity

Of the 645 full-time undergraduates at Lyon, 56% are male and 44% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Lyon

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Lyon College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Lyon Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 30
Black or African American 61
Hispanic or Latino 41
White 351
International Students 9
Other Races/Ethnicities 153

Geographic Diversity

Arkansas students aren't the only ones who study at Lyon College. At this time, 13 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 21 countries are represented at Lyon. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Chile, South Korea, and Lithuania.

Lyon College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
General Psychology 30 30
Business Administration & Management 20 20
General Biology 19 19
Economics 15 15
Mathematics 14 14
Political Science & Government 12 12
Finance & Financial Management 11 11
General English Literature 9 9
Fine & Studio Arts 8 8
History 4 4
Anthropology 4 4
Teacher Education Grade Specific 3 3
Computer Science 2 2
Chemistry 2 2
General Philosophy & Religious Studies 1 1
Drama & Theater Arts 1 1
Romance Languages 0 0
Other Social Sciences 0 0
Music 0 0
TOTAL 155 155


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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