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Lyon College Admission Requirements

Batesville, Arkansas

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Chances of getting into Lyon College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
44.4%
Admission Difficulty for Lyon College
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Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into Lyon College and can I get accepted? The school has a 44% acceptance rate ranking it #2 in Arkansas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,063 out of 2,394 applicants were admitted making Lyon College a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 48 percent. Lyon College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Lyon College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1040-1200
Applicants Submitting SAT
22%
SAT Scores for Lyon College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1040
SAT Scores for Lyon College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1200
Average SAT Score 1120

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

Lyon College typically requires applicants to be in the top 53 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1040 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 960. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. The school ranks #6 in Arkansas for highest average SAT composite score. 22 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Lyon College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1200 and Above Good >57%
1120 to 1200 Avg + 44%-57%
1040 to 1120 Avg - 32%-44%
960 to 1040 Reach 21%-32%
Less than 960 Low <21%
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Lyon College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
89%
ACT Scores for Lyon College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Lyon College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

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 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 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. The school ranks #8 in Arkansas for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 89 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Lyon College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Lyon College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >60%
23 to 26 Avg + 44%-60%
21 to 23 Avg - 34%-44%
19 to 21 Reach 25%-34%
Less than 19 Low <25%
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Lyon College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.6
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Lyon College?

Applicants require 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. The school ranks #4 in Arkansas for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Lyon College will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Lyon College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

55% of Lyon College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Lyon College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 29%
Top 25% of class 55%
Top 50% of class 87%
Bottom 50% of class 13%
Bottom 25% of class 0%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Lyon College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 994 1,400 2,394
Accepted 440 623 1,063
Acceptance Rate 44% 44% 44%
Enrolled 75 98 173
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 16% 16%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Apr 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Apr 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Lyon College and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does Lyon College prefer SAT or ACT?

22% of students submit their SAT scores to Lyon College. 89% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Lyon College?

44% of those who apply are granted admission to Lyon College. Admission competition is low and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Lyon College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1040 and 1200. 22% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Lyon College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 26. 89% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.