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Lewis & Clark College Overview

Lewis & Clark College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Portland, Oregon. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Lewis & Clark College Known For?

567 Undergraduate Awards
$43,274 Avg Cost After Aid
71% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Lewis and Clark College have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 1%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Lewis and Clark College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 51% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Lewis and Clark College bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $46,200 a year. That's about 13% more than their peers at other schools.
  • It takes the average Lewis and Clark College student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

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Lewis & Clark College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Lewis and Clark College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Most Popular Sociology & Anthropology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Mental & Social Health Services Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Most Popular Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Most Popular Psychology Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Most Popular Mental & Social Health Services Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Value Mental & Social Health Services Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best Value Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Best Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#58 Best Health Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#70 Best Value Health Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Lewis & Clark College?

Location of Lewis & Clark College

Contact details for Lewis and Clark College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 0615 S W Palatine Hill Rd, Portland, OR 97219-7899
Phone: 503-768-7000
Website: www.lclark.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lewisandclarkcollege
Twitter: https://twitter.com/lewisandclark

How Do I Get Into Lewis and Clark College?

You can apply to Lewis and Clark College online at: www.lclark.edu/college/offices/admissions/apply/

Admission Requirements for Lewis and Clark College

Submission Required?
High School GPA considered but not required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Lewis and Clark College?

71% Acceptance Rate
67% Of Accepted Are Women
46% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 71%, Lewis and Clark College may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 33% of accepted students are men and 67% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 65%, and the acceptance rate for women is 75%.

Average Test Scores

About 46% of students accepted to Lewis and Clark College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 620 and 710. Math scores were between 590 and 680.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Lewis & Clark College  ( 620 to 710 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Lewis & Clark College  ( 590 to 680 )
200
800
Lewis and Clark College received ACT scores from 48% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 28 and 34. Math scores were between 25 and 30. Composite scores were between 27 and 31.

ACT English Scores for Lewis & Clark College  ( 28 to 34 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Lewis & Clark College  ( 25 to 30 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Lewis & Clark College  ( 27 to 31 )
1
36

Can I Afford Lewis & Clark College?

$43,274 Net Price
79% Take Out Loans
1.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Lewis and Clark College is $43,274. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Lewis and Clark College, approximately 79% of students took out student loans averaging $6,343 a year. That adds up to $25,372 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Lewis and Clark College is 1.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Lewis & Clark College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,904 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,935 undergraduate students at Lewis and Clark College, with 1,904 being full-time and 31 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Lewis and Clark College

There are also 1,288 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,904 full-time undergraduates at Lewis and Clark College, 39% are male and 61% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Lewis and Clark College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Lewis & Clark College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Lewis and Clark College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 83
Black or African American 51
Hispanic or Latino 243
White 1,231
International Students 90
Other Races/Ethnicities 206

Geographic Diversity

Oregon students aren't the only ones who study at Lewis & Clark College. At this time, 41 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 73 countries are represented at Lewis and Clark College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Japan, China, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Lewis & Clark College

8 Took All Classes Online
8 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2017-2018, 8 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Lewis and Clark College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 27th most popular in Oregon for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Lewis and Clark College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Legal Professions 4%
Legal Research 48%

Lewis & Clark College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Law 0 0 0 175 175
General Psychology 84 0 0 0 84
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 82 0 82
General English Literature 48 0 0 0 48
General Biology 46 0 0 0 46
International Relations & National Security 41 0 0 0 41
Sociology & Anthropology 41 0 0 0 41
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 1 35 0 36
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 35 0 35
Fine & Studio Arts 30 0 0 0 30
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 28 0 0 0 28
Economics 28 0 0 0 28
History 27 0 0 0 27
Legal Research 0 0 25 0 25
Communication & Media Studies 24 0 0 0 24
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 24 0 0 24
Student Counseling 0 0 22 0 22
Romance Languages 19 0 0 0 19
Chemistry 18 0 0 0 18
Educational Administration 0 1 13 3 17
Mathematics 16 0 0 0 16
Political Science & Government 16 0 0 0 16
Natural Resources Conservation 15 0 0 0 15
Mathematics & Computer Science 13 0 0 0 13
Computer Science 12 0 0 0 12
Physics 11 0 0 0 11
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 10 0 10
Philosophy 10 0 0 0 10
Music 9 0 0 0 9
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 8 0 0 0 8
Religious Studies 8 0 0 0 8
Germanic Languages 6 0 0 0 6
General Education 0 0 5 0 5
Drama & Theater Arts 4 0 0 0 4
Classical Languages & Literature 3 0 0 0 3
Area Studies 2 0 0 0 2
Special Education 0 0 1 0 1
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 0 0
Writing Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 567 26 228 178 999

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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