Lewis & Clark is a highly rated private college located in Portland, Oregon. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,067 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Lewis & Clark acceptance rate is 71%. Popular majors include Psychology, Sociology, and Biology. Graduating 80% of students, Lewis & Clark alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,100.
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.53 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.53 responses
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.41 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.68 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses
Lewis & Clark College Reviews
I have loved my time at Lewis & Clark, the campus is beautiful, the courses are invigorating, and the students are interesting. The party scene isn't incredible, but I'm also no huge partier, so no love lost from me. In terms of diversity, there is some, but on the whole Portland is fairly homogenous, and that's reflected at Lewis & Clark. The food provided by Bon Apetit, our catering company, is decent enough, however the college doesn't give them enough funds to do much more than chicken and rice consistently, and that gets boring after a while. However, my classes are all interesting. My teachers are intelligent, and more importantly, actually good at teaching.
Lewis & Clark College has been a wonderful experience. The faculty is really hands-on and they really emphasize inclusion and diversity. The school is very accepting of all backgrounds as well Classes are small and very engaging. There are many opportunities to be engaged in the L&C community from on-campus events to local events in Portland. The school is quite small both in size and student count and it can seem isolated, however the campus is truly stunning. It feels like you're in the middle of the forest sometimes, but the school provides easy access to public transportation. It's a great liberal arts education.
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.