Lyon College

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Lyon College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Batesville, AR, a predominately rural area. Lyon College has only approximately 700 enrolled students, which allows them to offer higher teacher to student ratios.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores within the range of 1470 (25th percentile) - 1810 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 22 (25th percentile) - 28 (75th percentile) on the ACT is typical among applicants admitted to this school. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Lyon College average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.13 - 3.45. Lyon College admits approximately 60% of applicants per year. Of those that are admitted, roughly 23% attended the school. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Lyon College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Lyon College was reported as 59.0% in Fall 2013 with over 1,310 college applications submitted to Lyon College. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1470 - 1810
  • ACT Scores: 22 - 28
  • Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into Lyon College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Lyon College is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2019 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2019-2020 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Lyon College has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 67.2%
  • 2010-2011: 67.5%
  • 2011-2012: 64.7%
  • 2012-2013: 63.6%
  • 2013-2014: 59.0%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2019-2020: 62.8%

How Does Lyon College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Lyon College is six percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Williams Baptist College68.0%
Central Baptist College54.1%
Memphis College of Art39.8%
University of the Ozarks61.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Lyon College (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading470 - 600
Math540 - 610
Writing460 - 600
Total Score1470 - 1810
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 24
Math21 - 24
Composite Score22 - 28
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