StudentsReview :: Lyon College - Comments and Student Experiences
Search for Schools by Region

or within distance of city

Similar Schools
Northeastern University -- Boston, MA
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania -- East Stroudsburg, PA
Western Connecticut State University -- Danbury, CT

  Who's got the Best?

Perceptual Rankings:
You Make 'Em.
We Post 'Em.
You Vote 'Em Up.
You Vote 'Em Down.
Aww yeah.

Lyon College

There are 17 Comments


Sort By: [Date] [Major] [Rating]

Select Comments:

Positive Negative Neutral Advice
I came to Lyon following the common allureQuite BrightChemistry
I came to Lyon following the common allure of the supposed 100% guaranteed acceptance into Medical School. What the forget to tell you is that of the 60 incooming "pre-med" Freshmen, maybe 2 or 3 of those 60 will actually make it to the point where they will actually apply to medical school and be admitted. The rest drop out of the program, the college, or fail to get the necessary faculty recommendations in order to apply. While I have had no problem being a science major academically, I am extremely disappointed with Lyon. The Chemistry department is shrinking, unfunded, and the college and president could care less. We do not get funding for equipment, no professors have any continuing research grants--through no fault of their own--and the college is making unnecessary cuts. In fact, much of the research once performed has since disappeared because of the college's withdrawal of funding to the sciences in an effort to reorient itself toward Liberal Arts and away from sciences. The Biology department is in a similar situation, except the college wants to maintain this department as cost-effective (cheaply) as possible due to its popularity among the pre-meds in order to encourage new applicants to attend so they are guaranteed to get into medical school. In a rush to replace a professor who left due to questionable administrative policy and action in the past years, a third-rate professor who underestimates her students consistently was hired into a tenure-track position in order to fill the gap. It's an unfortunate situation as the college is definitely not nearly as strong as it one was in the days of expanding and supported science and research. I would not attend Lyon in the future with the intent of studying anything scientific; however, the mathematics department is expanding in order that it may be better able to prepare students to teach mathematics. Ultimately, if you want a college where you can get a solid degree in a humanities or liberal arts type field, go for it. If you want to study science (especially chemistry) flee... flee far far away. Hopefully I can make it through the next 2 years without my program turning to dust. I fear that may be more realistic of a concern than what I would like for it to be. In the meantime, I'll be working closely with my disgruntled professors to hopefully knock some sense into the Lyon College administration.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2015
Scholastic Success: A+, Campus Maintenance: F
Rate this comment:
Useless (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Helpful
Attending Lyon was a very rewarding experience.Quite BrightPsychology
Attending Lyon was a very rewarding experience. At Lyon, you truly aren't a number. You genuinely get to know your professors and may find yourself in their office on a regular basis, whether it be for tutoring or small talk. The staff are always more than willing to assist students. And, with the college's honor and social code, students develop the virtues of loyalty and trust.
4th Year Male -- Class 2011
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Useful Schoolwork: F
Rate this comment:
Useless (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Helpful
I feel the recruiters definitely lie or understateBrightPsychology
I feel the recruiters definitely lie or understate the info and facts about Lyon College. They will help you get to the school but after that it is up to you. The tuition goes up every year and your scholarship definitely does not ride. The place is not as clean as they make it out to be at all. The social life is not very exciting. The school just wants money.
1st Year Female -- Class 2013
Education Quality: A+, Individual Value: F
Rate this comment:
Useless (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Helpful
Compare LyonSave Lyon

StudentsReview Advice!

• What is a good school?
• Statistical Significance
• How to choose a Major
• How to choose your Career
• What you make of it?
• How Ivy League Admissions works
• On the Student/Faculty Ratio

• FAFSA: Who is a Parent?
• FAFSA: Parent Contribution
• FAFSA: Dream out of reach

• College Financial Planning
• Survive College and Graduate
• Sniffing Out Commuter Schools
• Preparing for College: A HS Roadmap
• Talking to Your Parents about College.
• Is a top college worth it?
• Why is college hard?
• Why Kids Aren't Happy in Traditional Schools
• Essential College Tips
Ah, college. Considered by many to be the time of a young person's lif... more→
• Cost of College Increasing Faster Than Inflation
According to NPR, the cost of college... more→
• For parents filling out the FAFSA and PROFILE (from a veteran paper slinger)
Just so you know, filling out these forms is a lot more than penciling... more→
• How to choose the right college?
My name is Esteban Correa. I am currently a second year INTERNATIONAL ... more→
• Create The Right Career Habits Now
Getting ahead in your career can be easier if you make the choice to b... more→

• Senior Year (Tips and experience)
It's the end of junior year and everyone is anticipating the arrival o... more→
• Informational Overload! What Should I Look For in a College or University?
We are in an instant information age, where you can find almost anythi... more→
• Personality Type and College Choice
Personality type is something very important to consider when deciding... more→
• A Free Application is a Good Application
As a senior finishing her scholastic year, I feel that it is my duty ... more→

• College Academic Survival Guide
The leap from high school to college academics is not an insignificant... more→
• Getting Involved: The Key to College Happiness
As a tour guide, the absolute, most frequently asked question I got wa... more→
• Choose a Path, Not a Major
Unless you're one of the fortunate souls who's already found their cal... more→
• The Scoop on State Schools
A recent college graduate, I vividly remember touring campuses as a p... more→

• The Purpose of a Higher Education
You are one of the millions of people this year applying for admission... more→
• The Importance of Choosing the Right College Major (2012)
One of the most important academic choices you'll make while in colleg... more→
• How to choose a college major
I was not sure what college major to choose. When you are in your late... more→
• How to guarantee your acceptance to many colleges
Are your grades are not what you think they should be from high school... more→

• Nailing the College Application Process
College applications seem to always be put on top of students procrast... more→
• What to do for a Successful Interview
Interviews seem to become more commonplace in every facet of life as o... more→
• I Don't Know Where to Start (General College Advice)
Preparing for college is a difficult time for every student and it?s o... more→
• Attitude and Dress Code for an Interview (General College Advice)
An interview is something we all have to go through when we get a job... more→

• Starting College (General College Advice)
College is a huge milestone in your life. You?ve seen the castle like ... more→
• Boston Apartment lease: Watch out!

Are you a student and about to sign the very first lease in your li... more→

• What college is right for you?
When thinking about their choices for colleges, many students and pare... more→