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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B+
Lewis & Clark is a highly rated private college located in Portland, Oregon. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,058 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Lewis & Clark acceptance rate is 74%. Popular majors include Psychology, Biology, and International Relations. Graduating 75% of students, Lewis & Clark alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,100.
0615 S W Palatine Hill Rd
Portland, OR 97219
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northwest Conference

Lewis & Clark College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Lewis & Clark Admissions

Acceptance Rate
74%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1210-1390
ACT Range
27-31
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Considered but not required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$35,559/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$28,451/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
93%

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.38 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.45 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.45 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,058Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
29
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Unique individuals pursuing a goal
    59%
  • Chill
    14%
  • Unique
    14%
  • Opinionated
    9%
  • Dedicated
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
97%
of students say they don't have Greek life.33 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.60 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Liberal
    45%
  • Open minded, ever-evolving, and engaging community
    30%
  • Cliquey
    10%
  • Weird
    10%
  • Home away from home
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
75%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
67%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses
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Lewis & Clark College Reviews

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I love my four years at LC! I got to study some interesting courses and explored many things. The school has an amazing overseas program and my study abroad experience was awesome! College Outdoors has excellent outdoors programs for students to enjoy the nature in the Pacific Northwest. The campus is very beautiful all year round. My professors are supportive and friendly, they are always there to help me learn. There is a good amount of international students. The library is wonderful, there are many resources and support available, it's open 24H and is very convenient.
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I have enjoyed the close relationships with professors and peers alike. Classes are small, and office hours are quite flexible. It is not a very diverse college, however - more diverse than my high school, true, but that's not saying much ... It is also beautiful!
I miss it, but I had to leave because it was too expensive. There's lots of ups and downs, but overall I really enjoyed my time there.
A lot of people there, including professors, are pretty close-minded. Some really let you know what their political views are and it almost becomes part of the curriculum.
It's not as diverse as it says it is. There's definitely subtle racism.
I do love how beautiful the campus is and there's always something to do off campus. They also have a shuttle that goes off campus for free.
The athletics are pretty bad - especially football.
There aren't many parties, they're usually small groups. Big parties around campus get shut down very quickly because of the neighborhoods.
The hookup culture is pretty gross imo. If you're looking for love, you probably won't find it here.
There's so many great groups on campus - there's really something for everyone. These are how I made friends.