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 1040 (25th percentile) - 1200 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 21 (25th percentile) - 26 (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 - 3.38. Lyon College admits approximately 40% of applicants per year. Of those that are admitted, roughly 16% attended the school. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Lyon College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Lyon College was reported as 44.4% in Fall 2020 with over 2,390 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

  • ACT Scores: 21 - 26
  • Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.38

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 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Lyon College has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 74.2%
  • 2017-2018: 64.2%
  • 2018-2019: 49.9%
  • 2019-2020: 44.4%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 49.7%

How Does Lyon College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Lyon College is twenty-eight percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Williams Baptist College58.8%
Central Baptist College40.0%
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences59.6%
Le Moyne-Owen College80.4%
University of the Ozarks50.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Lyon College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading520 - 620
Math520 - 580
Total Score1040 - 1200
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 27
Math21 - 25
Composite Score21 - 26
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