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Lyon College Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Lyon College? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 950 out of 1,607 applicants or 59% were admitted making Lyon College a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores. Lyon College typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 763 844 1,607
Accepted 435 515 950
Acceptance Rate 57% 61% 59%
Enrolled 90 121 211
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 23% 22%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Lyon College and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Lyon College regularly accepts students with ACTs of 22 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 95 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Lyon College.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 965. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1155 out of 1600. 13 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1060 1250
SAT Reading 540 640
SAT Math 520 600
ACT Composite 22 27
ACT English 21 28
ACT Math 21 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >73%
24 to 27 Avg + 59%-73%
22 to 24 Avg - 48%-59%
20 to 22 Reach 38%-48%
Less than 20 Low <38%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1250 and Above Good >71%
1155 to 1250 Avg + 59%-71%
1060 to 1155 Avg - 46%-59%
965 to 1060 Reach 33%-46%
Less than 965 Low <33%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Lyon College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Lyon College was 3.6 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Lyon College accepts 59% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 39% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 12% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 20% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 8% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Lyon College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=106342 IPEDS survey data for Lyon College.