Lyon College is an independent, residential, co-educational, undergraduate liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Founded in 1872, it is the oldest independent college in Arkansas. Lyon is a close-knit teaching and learning community distinguished by the quality of its academic programs as well as its honor system, innovative residential house system, and endowed Nichols International Studies program. US News and World Report ranks Lyon in the top tier in the category of national liberal arts colleges. The College also ranks number 15 on US News and World Report's list of "Best Colleges, Best Values," in the top 3 percent of Forbes.com’s list of colleges nationwide, and as a "Best Southeastern College" by the Princeton Review.
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