Lewis & Clark College

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0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road

Portland, OR 97219-7899

Phone: (503) 768-7188
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Jan. 15
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#74 Overall Score: 61 out of 100. National Liberal Arts Colleges

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Lewis & Clark College is a private institution that was founded in 1867. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,150, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 134 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Lewis & Clark College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 74. Its tuition and fees are $41,928 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

The College pursues the aims of all liberal learning: knowledge for its own sake and preparation for civic leadership. Lewis & Clark is a classic liberal arts college in a famously livable city, surrounded by majestic natural beauty. Its students come from over 50 countries, studying with a scholarly faculty who teach only undergraduates. It is a national college with international reach.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1867
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment $182,270,213


When applying to Lewis & Clark College, it's important to note the application deadline is January 15, and the early action deadline is November 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due March 1. The application fee at Lewis & Clark College is $50. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 64 percent and an early acceptance rate of 77.6 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity more selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 64.0%
Application deadline January 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by March 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Lewis & Clark College is 12:1, and the school has 67 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Lewis & Clark College include: Social Sciences; Psychology; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Visual and Performing Arts; and Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 85.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 12:1
4-year graduation rate 69%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Social Sciences 28%
Psychology 18%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 12%
Visual and Performing Arts 12%
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 11%

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Student Life

Lewis & Clark College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,150, with a gender distribution of 40.5 percent male students and 59.5 percent female students. At this school, 70 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 30 percent of students live off campus. Lewis & Clark College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 3,703
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Lewis & Clark College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Lewis & Clark College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Lewis & Clark College, 20 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Lewis & Clark College.

Students who have cars on campus 20%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Lewis & Clark College, 62.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $26,301.

Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.

Tuition and fees $41,928 (2013-14)
Room and board $10,636 (2013-14)
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Financial aid statistics

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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