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Lewis & Clark College
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  • 4 Year
  • PORTLAND, OR

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Lewis & Clark is committed to the health of our community and to providing in-person education and support to students, faculty, staff, and visitors. We encourge you to schedule an in-person visit to our beautiful campus, but we also offer numerous engaging virtual visit options available if you can't make the trip. Either way, we can't wait to show you around! Learn More

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade A
  5. Athletics
    grade C+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
    grade A minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade A minus

About

615 S PALATINE HILL RD
PORTLAND, OR 97219
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northwest Conference
From Lewis & Clark College

What the world needs most is what Lewis & Clark does best.

Lewis & Clark College brings together challenging, supportive academics; an institutional commitment to sustainability; leadership in overseas and off-campus study; and an inclusive, welcoming community. We do this on arguably the most beautiful campus in the U.S. in the cool, progressive city of Portland, Oregon.

All of our 29 majors and 32 minors prepare you for career success, plus we offer something most other liberal arts colleges do not: clear and direct pathways to our Graduate School of Education and Counseling and our Law School as part of our 4-5-6 commitment!

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Lewis & Clark College Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
80%
SAT Range
1210-1380
ACT Range
27-31
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Considered but not required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$37,478 / 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
$31,281 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
7:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 38 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 47 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 47 responses

Majors

It's Greener Here

Our campus is as green as it gets. Sure, there are trees and moss galore, but our deepest green is our commitment to sustainability in all its forms. Our academic programs highlight issues such as climate change and conservation. We've got clubs, internships, and a symposium that highlight sustainability. We even have beehives! Join us as we make our campus—and our world—a better place.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    67%
  • On Campus
    12%
  • Online
    21%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,812 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
18
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
18%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
  • Unique individuals pursuing a goal
    54%
  • Unique
    21%
  • Chill
    13%
  • Opinionated
    8%
  • Dedicated
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
97%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 35 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 62 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
  • Liberal
    41%
  • Open minded, ever-evolving, and engaging community
    27%
  • Cliquey
    9%
  • Weird
    9%
  • pretty
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
74%
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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