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NCAA Division III (with football)
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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.38 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 responses
Most Popular Majors
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.26 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.53 responses
After Lewis & Clark College
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
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Overall, the academics at Lewis & Clark are all I hoped for in a college for they are rigorous and challenging but not (of of yet) overwhelming. Both professors and students are interested in mastering subjects as well as gaining a better understanding of ideas and people as a whole. The excitement that professors have for the learning process translates into concern for students and the students in return share the interest in learning. The work low is manageable as long as one does not procrastinate. Personally, my room serves as a study space, yet the library is also a nice environment where everyone's study environment needs are provided for and respected. The registration process however is stressful for classes quickly fill while one waits for their registration time slot. Nevertheless, the wide variety of courses as well as the sheer number of options allows for some schedule flexibility of course are taken.
Lewis & Clark College has provided me with the best educational opportunities I have received from an academic institution thus far. The learning environment on campus is contagious for the intense interest that the professors have in their field as well as in the students' understanding of such topics creates a community in which information is not only learned, but absorbed, applied, and cherished. The small class sizes add to this quality by allowing for open discussions on the subject material. For example, the freshman core class (Exploration and Discovery) is an enriching experience due to both the wide range of literature covered as well as the discussion that follows each reading. In this class, one can get to know the other fifteen or so students in a way that leads to more understanding between peers and an environment in which all ideas are tolerated and accepted; even if an idea does not coincide with one's own, one learns to see another point of view and consider its validity. Apart from the standard core classes and general education requirements, Lewis & Clark offers a wide variety of other courses that further one's understanding of the world as well as one's own abilities. I took a class this semester called "Fundamentals of Movement" in which anatomy was discussed in terms of movement, frequently dance-related movement. This class was particularly memorable in that it had a lot of partner work that involved a combination of massage and similar palpating activities. The class overall improved my understanding of my own body as well as its likeness with others. This class is only a taste of what unique courses Lewis & Clark offers. Not only is the academic community rigorous and engaging, the student community is equally positive. This year, my hallmates in Copeland residence hall have become more of family than a group of fellow tenants and the amount of support we have for each other is amazing. This quality is reflected in the college as a whole.
My experience with courses and professors at Lewis & Clark is overall very positive. The professors are just as dedicated to their students as they are to their subjects and their excitement over the learning process is very noticeable. This excitement also allows students to enjoy classes for everyone in the room is eager to learn. There is a wide variety of classes offered, from Medieval Manuscripts to Scuba Diving to Nutritional Chemistry. Class sizes so far have been rather small, ranging from 15 to 30 people. Most classes are a balance between discussion and lecture, creating a more enriching experience. Rather than just sitting and taking notes on a lecture, students can contribute their own ideas and opinions to the topic being covered through open discussion.