Lyon College Rankings

By | April 18, 2020

Located in Batesville, AR, Lyon College is one of the best universities in the state of Arkansas. On this page, you will find in-depth rankings for Lyon College in the following areas: graduation rates, teaching  resources, financing opportunities, and alumni donations. Latest acceptance rate is also given to show how competitive is Lyon College.

PO Box 2317 Batesville, AR 72503-2317
Phone: (800) 423-2542
Web site:

Rankings: Lyon College

Rankings, Ratings, and Admissions Statistics
Overall Ranking: 97
Score: 51
Peer college rating (out of 5) 2.7
Graduation and retention ranking: 167
Average freshman retention rate: 69.8%
6-year graduation rate: 64.0%
Predicted graduation rate: 64%
Overperformance(+)/Underperformance(-): 0
Faculty resources ranking: 60
Classes with under 20 students (2020): 77.7%
Classes with 50 or more students (2020): 0.0%
Student faculty ratio (2020): 9:1
Percent of faculty who are full-time (2020) 89.2%
Student selectivity ranking: 109
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile (2020) 22-27
2020 Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class: 27%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class (2020): 54%
Fall 2020 Acceptance rate: 67.2%
Financial resources rank: 65
Alumni giving rank: 20
Average alumni giving rate (2020): 45.9%

Lyon College History

Essential Facts: Lyon College

  • The Lyon College football team is part of the Sooner Athletic Conference of the NAIA. Lyon College’s mascot is the Scots. The college also fields an intramural sports program.
  • Lyon College offers courses of study leading to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, depending on the major chosen and, in some cases, the course of study within the major.
  • Lyon College was originally called Arkansas College. It was founded in 1872 by the Rev. Isaac Long. Morrow Hall was built in 1873 as the first permanent building of Arkansas College.

Rules and regulations Sports Activities 

General Information  
Percent of undergraduate students who live in college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing: 84%
Percent of undergraduates who are members of a fraternity: 12%
Percent of student body who are members of a sorority: 14%
Average percentage of students on campus during weekends: 60%
Are all students permitted to have cars on campus? Yes
Percent of students who have cars on campus: 90%
Is alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age? Yes
Additional policies and regulations: honor code, hazing prohibited, other
Collegiate athletic association: NAIA
Men’s scholarship sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer
Women’s scholarship sports: basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, volleyball
Student activities: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, literary magazine, model UN, music ensembles, student government, student newspaper, yearbook