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Lyon College Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

64.2%
Admission Difficulty for Lyon College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into Lyon College? The school has a 64% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,059 out of 1,650 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 challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 38 percent. Lyon College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 18% 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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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1110-1300
Applicants Submitting SAT
16%
SAT Scores for Lyon College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 550
SAT Composite 25th 1110
SAT Scores for Lyon College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1300
SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Lyon College typically requires applicants to be in the top 39 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1110 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 1015. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1205 out of 1600. 16 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
1300 and Above Good >75%
1205 to 1300 Avg + 64%-75%
1110 to 1205 Avg - 51%-64%
1015 to 1110 Reach 38%-51%
Less than 1015 Low <38%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
22-28 
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 22
ACT Scores for Lyon College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 31
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 28
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. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. 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 >75%
25 to 28 Avg + 64%-75%
22 to 25 Avg - 51%-64%
19 to 22 Reach 38%-51%
Less than 19 Low <38%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Lyon College accepts 64% 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

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 682 967 1,650
Accepted 464 595 1,059
Acceptance Rate 68% 62% 64%
Enrolled 84 106 190
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 18% 18%

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.