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Lewis & Clark College
Portland, OR
Lewis & Clark College is a private liberal arts college dedicated to preparing students for effective and meaningful participation in public and private life, and in local and global engagement. More than half of the students participate in overseas and off-campus study programs, community service, and internships. Its 115-acre campus was developed from a private estate, six miles from downtown Portland.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 2,134
   Women 1,311 (61.4%)
   Men 823 (38.6%)
Graduate Students 1,285
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 55% of 7,796 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.93 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math 590-680 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 600-690 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 27-31 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $61,536
  Tuition and Fees $46,894
  Room and Board $11,540
Average Percent of Need Met 92%
Average Freshman Award $41,197
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 206
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 22% of classes
10-19 students: 45% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Portland Population 603,106
Nearest Metropolitan Area Portland
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 98% of freshmen, 70% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Pioneers
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 1.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.2% Asian
2.4% Black/African-American
11.0% Hispanic/Latino
3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.5% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
68.4% White
6.9% Unknown
International Students 8.0% from 75 countries
First-Year Students Returning 84.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 74.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported