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Lyon College, founded in 1872, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts institution. It changed its name from Arkansas College in 1994. Its 136-acre campus is predominantly modern and is located in Batesville, 90 miles north of Little Rock.

Website: www.lyon.edu/

Private
Co-ed
662
Undergraduate
Students
(43.8%) 290 Women
(56.2%) 372 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
44% of 2,394 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
 
Regular Admission Deadline
April 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.42
SAT Math
550 average
520-580 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
570 average
520-620 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
24 average
21-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$43,745
Tuition and Fees
$29,415
Room and Board
$10,330
Average Percent of Need Met
12%
Average Freshman Award
$22,473
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$5,912
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
47
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 23% of classes
10-19 students: 33% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
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Campus Life

Batesville Population
10,427
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
70% of all students
Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Scots (men), Pipers (women)
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
2.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.7% Asian
9.5% Black/African-American
6.4% Hispanic/Latino
0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
55.4% White
21.2% Unknown
International Students
1.4%
First-Year Students Returning
67.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
45.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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