We view test scores and GPA together to understand a student's academic ability and make our decision based on historical student data. Students must demonstrate math readiness, typically represented by scoring at least a 20 on the math section of the ACT or completion of a college algebra course.
Lyon College offers a number of scholarships for qualified students. Students should apply early and send transcripts and copies of standardized test scores (ACT/SAT) to Lyon's Office of Enrollment Services. Lyon College awards academic merit-based aid according to a review of a student’s application and academic performance.
These amounts are annual and renewable for up to eight semesters of undergraduate study provided that the student maintains requirements. Students will be notified of their award by the Admissions Office staff after being accepted. A typical student that has at least 20 on the ACT and at least a 2.5 transcript GPA may be offered one of the following scholarships. These scholarships range from $13,000 to full tuition.
Lyon invites a select number of entering freshman students to apply and interview for limited spots in the prestigious Lyon Fellows Program — a rigorous course of study designed to provide highly skilled, motivated students the opportunity to travel, hone their research skills, and exchange ideas in a challenging and supportive academic environment. A Lyon Fellow receives an annual stipend up to the cost of tuition.
Lyon welcomes qualified transfer students who have demonstrated academic ability and commitment to the pursuit of a higher education at previous institutions. Transfer students with a GPA of 2.75 or higher are eligible to receive a TARTAN Scholarship. Qualified transfer students earning an associate's degree from an Arkansas community college may qualify for Lyon's Associate's Degree Grant. For more information on this program, call (800) 423-2542.
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At Lyon College, we know students are concerned about the cost of a quality education. With a combination of affordable costs, merit-based scholarship and financial aid programs, and first-tier academic programs, Lyon College offers one of higher education's best values among private, selective liberal arts colleges. Visit bit.ly/lyoncosts to view our net price calculator.
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