Chances of getting into Lyon College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
49.9%
Admission Difficulty for Lyon College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Lyon College and can I get accepted? The school has a 50% acceptance rate ranking it #2 in Arkansas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 868 out of 1,741 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 challenging 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 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Lyon College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1040-1190
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 610
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1190
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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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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 >63%
1115 to 1190 Avg + 50%-63%
1040 to 1115 Avg - 37%-50%
965 to 1040 Reach 26%-37%
Less than 965 Low <26%
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Lyon College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
89%
ACT Scores for Lyon College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Lyon College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 24

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 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #5 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Lyon College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >65%
24 to 28 Avg + 50%-65%
21 to 24 Avg - 39%-50%
18 to 21 Reach 29%-39%
Less than 18 Low <29%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

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. 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

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%

Admission Statistics

Lyon College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 686 1,055 1,741
Accepted 344 524 868
Acceptance Rate 50% 50% 50%
Enrolled 85 130 215
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 25% 25%

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

50% of those who apply are granted admission to Lyon College. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1040 and 1190. 22% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 28. 89% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.