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About Lyon College

Lyon College is a private, religious school in an small town setting in Batesville, Arkansas. Lyon College was founded in 1872 and enrolls 680 undergrads and no graduate students.

Lyon College offers housing for up to 0 students. The majority of students live on-campus and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.About 0% of students stay on-campus during the weekends..

2021 Lyon College Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 44%
Average GPA 3.4
Tuition $28,550

Lyon College Regular Decision Deadline 2022

Lyon College Early Admission

Lyon College does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

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The deadline to apply early to Lyon College is on January 15, 2021, which is coming up soon!

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Lyon College Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into Lyon College. Lyon College admitted 44% of all applicants in 2021. In 2021, 1,063 out of 2,394 total applicants were accepted.

Lyon College Waitlist

Lyon College reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into Lyon College?

Lyon College is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Lyon College, applicants must submit the following items.

Lyon College Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0.5
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

Lyon College Average GPA and Test Scores

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Lyon College.

Is Lyon College Test Optional?

Lyon College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 10% submitted the SAT. 90% submitted the ACT.


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Does Lyon College Offer Dorms?

Yes! Lyon College provides on-campus housing for students.

Lyon College students are active in the school's Wesley Fellowship, Gay-Straight Alliance and Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. Service Day, Arkansas Scottish Festival, and and Homecoming Weekend are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Lyon College.

Financial Aid at Lyon College

Lyon College meets 22% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $22,473 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is Lyon College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Lyon College

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Lyon College, around 68% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 171 students who started at Lyon College as first-time freshman, 78 graduate within four years.

Lyon College's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 55%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $5,912 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Lyon College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Lyon College a good school for you?

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Where is Lyon College Located?

Lyon College is located in the small town setting of Batesville, Arkansas.

If you want to see Lyon College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 167 to Batesville, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Bill and Hillary Clinton National/Adams Field.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Lyon College and Batesville are like without leaving home.

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College Info

PO Box 2317 Batesville, AR 72503-2317

Campus Setting: Small Town

Lyon College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Lyon College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Lyon College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Lyon College ACT Scores

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ACT Range

21 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above

Good

21 to 26

Avg

21 and Less

Low

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Lyon College SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1015 - 1175

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Math SAT Range

520 - 580

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Reading SAT Range

520 - 620

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Lyon College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$41,245

In State

$41,245

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$28,550
$28,550
Fees
$865
$865
Housing
$10,330
$10,330
Books
$1,500
$1,500

Student Life

Wondering what life at Lyon College is like? There are approximately 680 students enrolled at Lyon College. 95% percent of students attend school full-time, 62% percent are from AR and 38% percent of students are from other states.

95%

Full Time

2%

Part Time

62%

In State

38%

Out-of-State

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

680

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

44%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$29,415

Out-of-State

$29,415

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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