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 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%|
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.
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.
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.
|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|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Not Considered|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
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||√|
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.
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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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.
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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
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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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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First-Year Applications are Due
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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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
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.
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