Lyon College Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Lyon College
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
Applicants Submitting SAT22%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||520|
|SAT Math 25th||520|
|SAT Composite 25th||1040|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||610|
|SAT Math 75th||580|
|SAT Composite 75th||1190|
|Average SAT Score||1120|
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 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.
|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%|
Lyon College ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT89%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||21|
|ACT Math 25th||21|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.6
Typical High School GradesB+
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
55% of Lyon College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||25%||25%||25%|
What are the requirements for admission to Lyon College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|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.