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Lewis & Clark College

Portland, OR 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate69%

About Lewis & Clark College

What the world needs most is what Lewis & Clark does best.

Lewis & Clark is the only college in the nation that brings together challenging, supportive academics, an institutional commitment to sustainability, leadership in overseas and off-campus study, and an inclusive, welcoming community. The icing on the (Voodoo!) donut is that we do this on arguably the most beautiful campus in the U.S. in the cool, progressive city of Portland, Oregon.

All of our 29 majors and 33 minors prepare you for career success, plus we offer something most other liberal arts colleges do not: clear and direct pathways to our Graduate School of Education and Counseling and our Law School as part of our 4-5-6 Commitment!

At Lewis & Clark, our academics inspire you, our professors mentor you, and our community embraces you.

Lewis & Clark College is a private, nonprofit college in the city of Portland, Oregon. Lewis & Clark College was founded in 1867. The college currently enrolls around 3,601 students per year, including 2,210 undergraduates.

Lewis & Clark College Acceptance Rate

It is very difficult to get into Lewis & Clark College. The acceptance rate at Lewis & Clark College is 69%. In 2022, 4,570 out of 6,663 total applicants were accepted.

Lewis & Clark College Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 69%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 72%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 81%
Average GPA 3.7
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 81%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 15%

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Lewis & Clark College Campus Tours

Lewis & Clark College is located Portland.

If you want to see Lewis & Clark College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 5 to Portland, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Portland International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Lewis & Clark College and Portland are like without leaving home.

College Info

615 South Palatine Hill Road Portland, OR 97219-7899

Campus Setting: Urban

Lewis & Clark College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Lewis & Clark College is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Lewis & Clark College is Jul 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Lewis & Clark College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1270 - 1400


Math SAT Range

610 - 680


Reading SAT Range

650 - 720

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1400 and Above


1270 to 1400


1270 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Lewis & Clark College students is 1330. Applicants with SAT scores of 1400 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Lewis & Clark College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1270 to 1400 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1270 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Lewis & Clark College.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Lewis & Clark College is like? There are approximately 3,601 students enrolled at Lewis & Clark College, including 2,210 undergraduate students and 1,391 graduate students. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 14% percent are from OR and 86% percent of students are from other states.


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