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Lewis & Clark College Acceptance Rate, Requirements & Admissions Information

Portland, OR

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 Required for some January 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay 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
(800) 444-4111
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 5
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
December 31

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
72% of 5,863 applicants were admitted
Women
75% of 3,831 applicants were admitted
Men
67% of 2,032 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
552 (13%) of 4,231 admitted students enrolled
Women
334 (12%) of 2,863 admitted students enrolled
Men
218 (16%) of 1,368 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
84% of 57 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
298
Students Accepting Wait List Position
83
Students Admitted From Wait List
13

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
590-690 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
22.34%
Score of 600 - 700
52.13%
Score of 500 - 600
24.82%
Score of 400 - 500
.71%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
630-710 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
33.33%
Score of 600 - 700
53.9%
Score of 500 - 600
12.77%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
27-31 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
45.65%
Score of 24 - 29
49.46%
Score of 18 - 23
4.89%
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

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