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Lyon College

Batesville, AR 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate27%

Lyon College Admissions

Lyon College is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Lyon College is 27%. Out of 2,417 applications received in 2023, 659 students were offered admission.

If you are considering submitting an application to Lyon College, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Lyon College Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Lyon College's admissions stats.

Lyon College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.0
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 10%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 90%
Waitlist No

Lyon College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Lyon College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Info Not Available
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes January 15 March 15

Applying Early to Lyon College?

Lyon College may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Lyon College directly for more information about early applications.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is January 15. Lyon College will release EA admissions decisions no later than March 15.

Some students apply early to boost their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of acceptance, since it is a way to show that you are very interested in a school.

➡️ Explore a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Lyon College Admissions

Transferring to Lyon College

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

For Students Waitlisted to Lyon College

Lyon College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Lyon College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. 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 on the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Lyon College

What does Lyon College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important

Make sure to check with Lyon College for more information on admission factors.

Lyon College Application Requirements

To apply to Lyon College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in 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)
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Lyon College?

Students admitted to Lyon College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.0. Lyon College considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Lyon College has 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 is a Good SAT Score for Lyon College?

To be competitive with other Lyon College applicants, you should aim 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.

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.

More Information on 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.

Do I have to submit test scores to Lyon College?

❌ No, Lyon College is test optional, so you can choose whether to include your standardized test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Lyon College's acceptance rate?

✅ Lyon College has an acceptance rate of 27%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Lyon College?

🟨 Lyon College may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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Lyon College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Lyon College? Lyon College is a somewhat selective institution. The Lyon College acceptance rate is 27%. This means that the institution accepts 27 out of every 100 applicants.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1015 - 1175


Math SAT Range

520 - 580


Reading SAT Range

520 - 620

Lyon College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Lyon College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.0. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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