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A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B
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.
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
71%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1210-1390
ACT Range
27-31
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Considered but not required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$35,872/ 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
$25,539/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
92%

Academics

Professors
A-
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
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.53 responses
79%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.53 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,067Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
39
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Unique individuals pursuing a goal
    38%
  • Rich
    24%
  • Jock
    12%
  • Chill
    9%
  • Opinionated
    6%
  • Unique
    6%
  • Dedicated
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
98%
of students say they don't have Greek life.41 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.68 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Liberal
    29%
  • Cliquey
    19%
  • Open minded, ever-evolving, and engaging community
    19%
  • Claustrophobic
    16%
  • Limited
    10%
  • Weird
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
80%
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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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.
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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.