Lewis & Clark is a highly rated private college located in Portland, Oregon. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,102 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Lewis & Clark acceptance rate is 55%. Popular majors include Psychology, Sociology, and Biology. Graduating 79% of students, Lewis & Clark alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,600.
NCAA Division III (with football)
Lewis & Clark College Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.38 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.40 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.40 responses
Most Popular Majors
International Relations and National Security Studies36 Graduates
Mathematics & Statistics26 Graduates
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology20 Graduates
Environmental Studies19 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.28 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.55 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses
Lewis & Clark College Reviews
The most obvious advantage about attending Lewis & Clark is that you get to learn and spend time on a gorgeous campus! The short walks between class are a pleasure every day. Moreover, I feel comfortable knowing I am getting an education from professors who have extensively studied the topics they teach. The small class sizes provide students with a close and trusting relationship with their professors. I feel extremely fortunate to have spent the past two years at Lewis & Clark.
Lewis and Clark is a very acceptable and very loving school. Being a private liberal arts school, there are mass opportunities for any student to find their niche. Mostly every professor is calm and wants you to succeed. I say some because in every college/university there will be those hard professors, you just can’t escape it. I fell in love with the school and its location. Our backyard is full of trees, hiking trails, and only 20 minutes away from beautiful and weird, downtown Portland (which you can take the schools transportation bus “The Pio” - its free). I highly recommend Lewis and Clark for its studies and the people you will meet. I had an amazing freshman year full of fun, and I can not wait to see what sophomore year brings.
L&C is a great college for those who can afford it. I am lucky enough to be able to with a mix of need and academic scholarships but for some, the cost is a constant source of anxiety. The rumor mill has it that the current president, Wim Wiewel, is considering changing the school to no longer being need-blind. The school’s chronic money problems run a moderate annual deficit, but the current sentiment is that the current president is making the necessary changes. The faculty are very good and I remember seeing a booklet when I was a freshman that had all of the faculty in it and many, many received their PhDs from Ivy League institutions. The vast majority are very intelligent and are adept at pushing you at your comfort level. If you are considering L&C and are on the fence or in some other need of a tiebreaker this is it. Whoever you are or happen to be, every aspect of this school is welcoming and adapts itself to who you are rather than trying to mold you into someone else.