A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
Lewis & Clark College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northwest Conference
Address
0615 S W Palatine Hill Rd
Portland, OR 97219
Website
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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
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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

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
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
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,177Undergrads
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
$43,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
79%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
67%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses
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Lewis and Clark college has excellent professors who really care about each individual student, they are always available during office hours. Small classes are great too. The student life is very relaxed and friendly.
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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.