Lyon College

236 reviews
  1. Batesville, AR
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B
Lyon College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Presbyterian
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Central States Football League
Address
2300 Highland Road
Batesville, AR 72501
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
61%
SAT Range
940-1125
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$14,510/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,707/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,006/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,015/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,620/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,464/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.14 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.16 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.16 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
691Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
39%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Unique
    50%
  • Smart
    25%
  • Close-minded
    17%
  • Open-Minded
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
86%
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.19 responses
Poll
75%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.24 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Community
    45%
  • Prestigious
    36%
  • Pretentious
    9%
  • Unique
    9%

After Lyon College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.9 responses

Reviews

236 reviews
  • Excellent
    39
  • Very Good
    72
  • Average
    102
  • Poor
    12
  • Terrible
    11
Decent menu variety, but food quality is inconsistent. Don't base your meal plans on Honors Day or other scheduled visits because the food is always better then. The Bistro is good, but fried food menu and not part of your meal plan (use your Lyon bucks here). You can get cold box lunches to go now though which ARE included in your meal plan. Biggest problem in the caf is that there are a lot of students trying to eat in a very short amount of time which causes long lines at lunch. Only 2 meals a day served on the weekends. Unless you plan to eat every single meal in the caf, you are better off going with the 10 or 15 meal plan (Are you really going to go to the caf for breakfast before an 8:00 am class?). There ARE vegetarian options which are pretty good, but red meat is pretty rare. Brenda's cookies are amazing though!
  • College Freshman
  • Mar 28 2015
Lyon's reputation for extremely prestigious academics and amazing professors are the main reasons I chose this college. The courses are more than challenging (post-grad work sophomore year), but almost every professor is more than willing to help (even outside of normal office hours sometimes). Aside from its academics, Lyon has the usual college problems: bad interenet, lack of parking, unappetizing food, etc.

Recruiters say that class sizes are usually 15-20, THIS IS A LIE!!! Most of the classes are around 40-80. This being said, the school is still quite small. I rarely see an unfamiliar face.
  • College Sophomore
  • 12 months ago
The Greek life is very friendly and open. Each of the three fraternities and three sororities has either one or two apartments on campus, and you are welcome at any time. The have parties where the entire campus is invited. There is always a fundraiser going on for different charities, sponsored by the Greek life.
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 months ago