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Lewis & Clark College
Lewis & Clark College 0615 S W Palatine Hill Rd Portland, OR 97219 Phone: (503) 768-7000
  • General Information
    About Lewis & Clark College

    It’s easy to go on and on about the wonders of Portland—the natural beauty, the green, progressive ethos, the DIY culture, the bike-friendliness—but what it boils down to is this: Portland is cool. It just is. Nestled among towering trees and trillium-lined creeks, our campus is only six miles from the city’s vibrant downtown. Portland straddles the line between big city and small town. It’s large enough to host the NBA’s Trail Blazers, a symphony orchestra, and the international headquarters of several big high-tech companies. Yet it’s small enough to be home to such gems as Mill Ends Park, the world’s smallest park (a two-foot-diameter circle); the world’s only H.P. Lovecraft film festival; and Voodoo Doughnut, an all-night shop that features creations like the Grape Ape (vanilla frosting and grape drink powder) and Dirt (vanilla glaze and Oreo cookies). It’s also a haven for creative types—Gus Van Sant, Beverly Cleary, Sleater-Kinney, Chuck Palahniuk, Matt Groening, and Elliott Smith have all called Portland home. Portland is also where our students engage in community service, industry internships, and research projects. Although most undergrads live on campus, graduate and law students find housing in neighborhoods close by. Either way, cars are optional—getting around town is easy by bike, bus, streetcar, light rail, and Lewis & Clark shuttle. Sure, it can be pretty rainy. But we have gorgeous weather, too—and the rain is what keeps the flora here so amazingly lush. There are numerous parks and hiking trails in and around the city, and a one- or two-hour road trip brings you to just about every type of terrain imaginable—rugged mountain ranges, sandy coastal beaches, wild and scenic rivers, volcanoes, glaciers, dramatic high deserts, ski areas, and cool, mossy old-growth forests. (Still, if nature’s not your thing, don’t worry. Portland’s got plenty of other stuff to do, with its vibrant music scene, hipster coffee hangouts, locally owned boutique shops, huge and funky bookstores, and renowned foodie culture. You’ll be fine.) Four Minutes of Portland This TravelPortland video gives you a great look at Portland. Naturally, it’s a bit travel centric, but it also gives you some insight into why we all love living here. (The video was produced by a local company called Sockeye Creative. Visit YouTube for the rest of the credits.)


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Teacher certification
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    Credit Accepted
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    • Post-master's certificate
    Campus Setting
    • City: Large
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 5,343
    Percent Admitted 65%
    Men Admitted 60%
    Women Admitted 68%
    Full Time Retention Rate 83%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 630 720
      Math 590 680
      Writing 610 700
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 27 31
      English 27 32
      Math 25 29
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 4,304
    Native American 42
    Asian 211
    African American 83
    Hispanic 185
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,980
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 963

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