Lyon College

Batesville, AR

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
672
Undergraduate
Students
(45.1%) 303 Women
(54.9%) 369 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
64% of 1,652 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
April 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.57
SAT Math
520-633 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
510-603 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
22-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$42,400
Tuition and Fees
$28,790
Room and Board
$9,110
Average Percent of Need Met
74%
Average Freshman Award
$23,396
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$26,353
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
43
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
 
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
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.9% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.7% Asian
7.2% Black/African-American
8.6% Hispanic/Latino
0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
73.0% White
6.7% Unknown
International Students
3.6%
First-Year Students Returning
61.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
48.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English    
Mathematics    
Science    
Foreign Language    
Social Studies    
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 7
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
PO Box 2317
City, State, Zip
Batesville, AR 72503-2317
Phone
(870) 307-7250
Fax
(870) 698-4622
E-mail
admissions@lyon.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
April 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15, February 1
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for some freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
64% of 1,652 applicants were admitted
Women
68% of 684 applicants were admitted
Men
62% of 968 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
227 (21%) of 1,062 admitted students enrolled
Women
95 (20%) of 466 admitted students enrolled
Men
132 (22%) of 596 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.57
3.75 and Above
38%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
21%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
10%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
520-633 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
47%
Score of 500 - 600
47%
Score of 400 - 500
7%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
510-603 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
7%
Score of 600 - 700
30%
Score of 500 - 600
47%
Score of 400 - 500
17%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
22-28 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
20%
Score of 24 - 29
41%
Score of 18 - 23
37%
Score of 12 - 17
2%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 27%
Top quarter: 49%
Top half: 82%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$42,400
Tuition and Fees
$28,790
Room and Board
$9,110
Books and Supplies
$1,500
Other Expenses
$3,000
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001088
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
188 (98.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
161 (85.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
160 (99.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
40 (25.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
74%
Average Award
$23,396
Need-Based Gift
Received by 159 (99.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,992
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 105 (65.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,862
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 35 (21.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
27 (14.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,268

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
552 (84.7%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
485 (87.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
484 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
121 (25.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$22,842
Need-Based Gift
Received by 483 (99.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,053
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 325 (67.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,210
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 100 (20.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
99 (15.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,710

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
74%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$26,353
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Business
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Religious Affiliation
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • History, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Spanish Language and Literature
Most Popular Disciplines
Psychology, Biological/life sciences, Business/marketing
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
43
Part-Time Faculty
14
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
74%
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
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 61% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 35% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Not available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Batesville Population
10,427
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
136 acres

Weather

Temperature
29.1 average low in January, 89.3 average high in September
Rain
105 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
 
Nearest Train Station
 

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
70% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
30%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Not available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Scots (men), Pipers (women)
School Colors
Red and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, wesley fellowship, gay-straight alliance, alpha xi delta sorority, fellowship of christian athletes, young democrats/japanese culture club
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
672
Women
303 (45.1%)
Men
369 (54.9%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
652
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.9% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.7% Asian
7.2% Black/African-American
8.6% Hispanic/Latino
0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
73.0% White
6.7% Unknown
International Students.
3.6%
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
61.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
48.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
52.6%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
53.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 4%
Engineering 1%
Law 4%
Arts and Sciences 9%
Medicine 2%
Other 3%

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