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  3. Diversity
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  4. Campus
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  5. Athletics
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  6. Party Scene
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  7. Professors
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  8. Location
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  9. Dorms
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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.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northwest Conference
Address
0615 S W Palatine Hill Rd
Portland, OR 97219
Website

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.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
55%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1190-1370
ACT Range
27-31
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$35,849/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,864/ year
  • $30-48k
    $23,482/ year
  • $49-75k
    $25,079/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,438/ year
  • $110k+
    $41,846/ year
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Academics

Professors
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Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.38 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.40 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.40 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,102Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
17%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Unique individuals pursuing a goal
    62%
  • Chill
    14%
  • Opinionated
    10%
  • Unique
    10%
  • Dedicated
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
96%
of students say they don't have Greek life.28 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.55 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Liberal
    50%
  • Open minded, ever-evolving, and engaging community
    28%
  • Cliquey
    11%
  • Weird
    11%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
79%
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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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.
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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.