Lyon College
Batesville, AR, USA


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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
  • Coed

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Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
Acceptance Rate
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Transfer Acceptance Rate
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Admissions Requirements

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Important Deadlines

Application TypeApplication DeadlineReply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier.January 15
Fall Regular DecisionApril 1June 1
Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

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Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
Out-Of-State Students
US States Represented
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Average ACT Composite: 24
Average SAT Composite: 1165
SAT Percentiles

Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99
2.00 - 2.49
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

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Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 800-423-2542
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

First, if you think Lyon is the college for you, make sure you've taken a tour of the area and the campus. Think about all that you like to do and make sure that the area has it, or most of it available.
Secondly, if you want to spend a lot of time off-campus, bring a vehicle. There are community bikes that are great for quick trips but for the late night runs to Walmart for coffee and snacks, for the trips out to eat... a car is needed. The college does give opportunities for nights out on the town, when they pay for you to eat dinner, dessert, and go watch a movie, plus, there is free bowling and movies on the weekend... finally, the next thing you should consider is how much time you want to put in, the average time it takes for me to do all of my homework is about 2x the time I spend in class. So for a three times a week class, I do about 6 hours of homework and so forth.
Karisala from O Fallon, IL
Be ready to put in lots of hard work to achieve your goals here. While it's not going to take up ALL of your time, it requires some commitment and determination. Be prepared to work hard with professors that will work hard with you until you overcome any hurdles. And don't forget to have some fun. Plenty to do on campus.
Spencer from Jonesboro, AR
Lyon has GREAT food. There are a variety of food lines, but there is something about being able to bring a recipe from home and the head cook there make it for you. Batesville also has a number of fine restaurants around town that are at reasonable prices for college students.
Rachel from Marmaduke, AR
Get a map for campus until you learn the campus, that way you dont miss any classes. Try to get involved with different activities that way you will make a name for yourself out side of just classes. You'll also meet a lot more people that way.
Cheyenne from West Fork, AR
Go to the Supplemental Instruction (SI) sessions to make sure you're properly prepared for your classes. Get involved in the community; people are more than willing to accept you so it's a good time to find yourself. Study hard and take all of your classes seriously; there is not an easy class on campus.
Katheryn from Batesville, AR
Apply as EARLY AS POSSIBLE. This will allow you to get a speedy admission decision. Also, ask about the Honor Scholarship that can give you a FULL RIDE.
Joshua from Bentonville, AR
APPLY FOR THE HONORS COLLEGE IF YOU HAVE THE SCORES. At the time of writing, the score you need to apply is a 28 ACT (1310-1340 SAT but I'm unsure if it's accepted)

If you're accepted, you get FULL TUITION, housing in the nicest dorm (it's practically a hotel!), get to take a few core courses with only honors students, research opportunities, a free summer study abroad trip, and the honors college takes a big trip sophomore year to a city you choose together! There's no doubt in my mind that once I finish college I'll have a resume competitive for top tier grad schools.
John from Allen, TX
Be sure to attend on of the Honors Days. At these gatherings you have the opportunity to meet people that will be going to college along side of you, plus you will get a scholarship of some sort.

Get to know your adviser. The advisers want to be there to help you, so it's best that you stay in touch with them and keep them up-to-date on how your college experience is going.
Sean from Watauga, TX
Attend Honors Day and fill out any forms you receive on your mylyon account quickly. This will allow you many scholarship opportunities and help with a smooth application process. When it comes to your classes and class work a lot of assignments are posted online. DO THEM. They are there for you to get done with plenty of time to do so. They are easy to complete and they help out a lot on exams. A lot of classes, the assignments are up long enough you can get them all done in advance and forget about them.
Shauna from Strawberry, AR