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.

Website: www.lclark.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,087
Undergraduate
Students
(60.5%) 1,263 Women
(39.5%) 824 Men
1,309
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
74% of 6,139 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.90
SAT Math
590-680 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
663 average
640-710 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
28 average
27-31 range of middle 50%
See more

Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$63,528
Tuition and Fees
$50,934
Room and Board
$12,594
Average Percent of Need Met
84%
Average Freshman Award
$41,853
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$32,379
See more

Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
213
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 21% of classes
10-19 students: 45% of classes
20-29 students: 22% 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
See more

Campus Life

Portland Population
603,106
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Portland
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
69% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Pioneers
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
See more

Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.6% Asian
2.9% Black/African-American
12.9% Hispanic/Latino
6.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.5% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
66.1% White
4.5% Unknown
International Students
7.6% from 55 countries
First-Year Students Returning
81.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
67.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
See more

Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   4
Science   3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   3
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT    
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
0615 Southwest Palatine Hill Road
City, State, Zip
Portland, OR 97219-7899
Phone
(503) 768-7040
Fax
(503) 768-7055
E-mail
admissions@lclark.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
December 15
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
January 1

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Graded writing sample, math or science sample, 2 letters of recommendation for Test Optional Portfolio Path recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
74% of 6,139 applicants were admitted
Women
76% of 4,092 applicants were admitted
Men
70% of 2,047 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
556 (12%) of 4,528 admitted students enrolled
Women
393 (13%) of 3,101 admitted students enrolled
Men
214 (15%) of 1,427 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
74% of 53 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
85% of 2,285 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
390
Students Accepting Wait List Position
122
Students Admitted From Wait List
7

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.90
3.75 and Above
68%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
8%
3.00 - 3.24
6%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
590-680 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
18%
Score of 600 - 700
49%
Score of 500 - 600
32%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
663 average
640-710 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
35%
Score of 600 - 700
56%
Score of 500 - 600
9%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
28 average
27-31 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
47%
Score of 24 - 29
50%
Score of 18 - 23
4%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$63,528
Tuition and Fees
$50,934
Room and Board
$12,594
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning January 2
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003197
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
471 (84.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
327 (78.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
327 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
117 (45.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
84%
Average Award
$41,853
Need-Based Gift
Received by 323 (97.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $35,207
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 292 (83.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,180
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 63 (26.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
203 (27.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $22,324

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,417 (70.3%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,161 (81.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,161 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
443 (41.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
85%
Average Award
$42,683
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,164 (98.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $35,666
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,047 (88.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,393
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 129 (12.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
689 (33.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,688

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
59%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$32,379
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
6.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Debating, Music
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, First-Generation College Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,484
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • French Studies
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
213
Part-Time Faculty
267
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
41%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 21% of classes
10-19 students: 45% of classes
20-29 students: 22% 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
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 26% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 32% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 40% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
711,590
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
440
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Laws, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Studies in Law, Master of Science, Master of Arts in Teaching

Master's Programs of Study

  • Communication Disorders
  • Elementary Education
  • Environmental Law
  • Law
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education, Juris Doctor

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Environmental Law
  • Law

Location and Setting


Portland Population
603,106
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Portland
Campus Size
137 acres

Weather

Temperature
33.7 average low in January, 74.6 average high in September
Rain
152 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
8 mile(s) from campus in Portland
Nearest Train Station
8 mile(s) from campus in Portland

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
69% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Pioneers
School Colors
Orange and black

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x   x  
Crew x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Soccer x      
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football    
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football x  
Golf x  
Soccer    
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
lacrosse, rugby, ultimate Frisbee
Men's Club Sports
rugby, soccer, ultimate Frisbee

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
football, soccer, water polo

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, bacchus men’s ultimate frisbee, artemis women’s ultimate frisbee, international affairs symposium, hillel, black student union
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
2,087
Women
1,263 (60.5%)
Men
824 (39.5%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,058
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.6% Asian
2.9% Black/African-American
12.9% Hispanic/Latino
6.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.5% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
66.1% White
4.5% Unknown
International Students.
7.6% from 55 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
1,309

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
81.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
67.9%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
74.1%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
79.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 1%
Law 1%
Arts and Sciences 12%
Medicine 2%
Other 3%

A portion of the College Profile data is provided under license by:
Peterson's Undergraduate and Undergraduate Financial Aid Databases, copyright © 2019 Peterson's, a Nelnet company. All rights reserved."