Lyon College
Batesville, AR 72501

Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Lyon College is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 1,421 applications and 1,054 students were granted admission. Lyon College is at the #72 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 100% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 17% submitted SAT scores.

Fall 2016 Admitted Students ACT Scores

Out of the total 200 enrollees 200 students submitted ACT score. Below is the score ranges of the submitted test scores.

25% 75%
English 21 27
Math 22 26
Composite 22 26

Fall 2016 Admitted Students SAT Scores

Out of the total 200 enrollees 33 students submitted SAT score. Below is the score ranges of the submitted test scores.

25% 75%
Critical Reading 455 540
Math 490 580
Combined (Math + Reading) 945 1120

Admission Requirements and Recommendations

Lyon College uses the following list of admission requirements and recommended documents when evaluating students applications. All documents listed under the "Required" sections must be submitted with your application but those listed under the "Recommended" section are optional.

Please double check with the school to verify the current and complete admission requirements.


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended

  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Fall 2016 Applicants Statistics

The following table details the number of students who applied, admitted and erolled in Lyon College, in Fall 2016.
Men Women Total National Avg.
Applicants 818 603 1,421
Admitted students 597 457 1,054
Enrolled students 122 78 200
Acceptance rate 73% 75.8% 74.2% 64%
Yield 20.4% 17.1% 19% 35%

Accepted Credits

The following table outlines which college prepartory work and life expreaince will earn you credits at Lyon College.

Advanced placement (AP) credits
Dual credit (college credit earned while in high school)
Not Accepted
Credit for life experiences

Application Fee

Undergrad students

Admission Deadlines

January 1

  • Regular application
  • Applicants notification date

April 1

  • Fall application

May 1

  • Students must reply to acceptance offer

June 1

  • Transfer application (priority)

August 15

  • SAT Reasoning / ACT scores

November 15

  • Early action applicants will be notified
Early action application : Early Action 1 - November 15 | Early Action 2 - February 15
Transfer application (regular) : Rolling admission

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