Lyon College Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Lyon College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into Lyon College? The school has a 74% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,054 out of 1,421 applicants were admitted making Lyon College a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores. Lyon College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Lyon College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for Lyon College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1190
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Lyon College?

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 950. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1110 out of 1600. 17 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Lyon College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1190 and Above Good >83%
1110 to 1190 Avg + 74%-83%
1030 to 1110 Avg - 63%-74%
950 to 1030 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 950 Low <50%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Lyon College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for Lyon College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 26
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Lyon College?

Admission data indicates that Lyon College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 100 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Lyon College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Lyon College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >83%
24 to 26 Avg + 74%-83%
22 to 24 Avg - 63%-74%
20 to 22 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 20 Low <50%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Lyon College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Lyon College was 3.6 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Lyon College accepts 74% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Lyon College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 39% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 12% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 20% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 8% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low


Admission Statistics

Lyon College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 603 818 1,421
Accepted 457 597 1,054
Acceptance Rate 76% 73% 74%
Enrolled 78 122 200
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 20% 19%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Lyon College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Lyon College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Lyon College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=106342 IPEDS survey data for Lyon College.