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Lyon College Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Lyon College, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Lyon College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Lyon College 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 10%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 90%
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Applying Early to Lyon College?

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

Mark your calendar!

The Early Action deadline is January 15, which is coming up fast! Lyon College will release EA admissions decisions no later than March 15.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is Lyon College Hard To Get Into?

Lyon College is a moderately difficult school to get into. Lyon College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Lyon College accepted 44% of all applicants, around 1,063 of the 2,394 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Lyon College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

What's Most Important to Get In to Lyon College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Lyon College

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Not Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Not Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Not Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Not Considered
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

Lyon College 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Lyon College must submit the following items. Double check with Lyon College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Lyon College?

Students admitted to Lyon College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

Lyon College considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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.

In 2021, 10% of Lyon College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 90% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Lyon College?

To be competitive with other Lyon College applicants, you should strive to earn between 1015 and 1175 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Lyon College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1175 and 25% of scored lower than 1015, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Lyon College students scored 580 or higher and 75% of students scored 520 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Lyon College students scored 620 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Lyon College?

To be most competitive at Lyon College, you should strive to earn between 21 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Lyon College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Lyon College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Transferring to Lyon College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Lyon College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Lyon College during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term

Lyon College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Lyon College?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Lyon College.

Does Lyon College accept transfer credits?

Lyon College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does Lyon College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Lyon College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Lyon College?

Lyon College is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Lyon College's acceptance rate?

Lyon College's acceptance rate is 44%.

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Lyon College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

44%

How hard is it to get into Lyon College? Lyon College is a somewhat selective institution. The Lyon College acceptance rate is 44%. This means that the institution accepts 44 out of every 100 applicants.

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Lyon College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

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 GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.42

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Lyon College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.42. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

680

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

44%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$29,415

Out-of-State

$29,415

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Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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