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Lewis & Clark College

Portland, OR 4-Year Private

About Lewis And Clark College

Lewis & Clark College is a private, nonprofit school located in the urban setting of Portland, OR, less than an hour from Portland.

Founded in 1867, Lewis And Clark College currently enrolls around 3,157 students a year, including 1,830 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

2021 Admissions Facts About Lewis And Clark College

Acceptance rate: 80%

Average GPA: 3.85

Early Decision or Early Action: Yes/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: January 15

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: April 1

Lewis And Clark College Acceptance Rate 2021

Lewis And Clark College is a very difficult school to get accepted to. Around 80 percent of all applicants to Lewis And Clark College are accepted each year.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.85 out of 4.0.

In 2021, 159 applicants were waitlisted and 8 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Lewis And Clark College a good school?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

About 78 percent of students who start at Lewis And Clark College return the next year. Out of the 562 students who started at Lewis And Clark College as first-time freshman, 385 graduate within four years.

Around 74 percent of students who started at Lewis And Clark College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $25,696 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Lewis And Clark College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Lewis And Clark College a good school for YOU?

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The deadline to apply to Lewis And Clark College for Fall 2022 is January 1. All applicants should hear back from Lewis And Clark College by April 1.

Read on to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics and majors and more. Or, visit the College Confidential forums to join the conversation about Lewis And Clark College and get personalized recommendations for more schools that might be a good fit for you.

College Info

0615 Southwest Palatine Hill Road Portland, OR 97219-7899

Campus Setting: Urban

Lewis And Clark College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Apr 1

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

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Lewis And Clark College is Apr 1.

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

Lewis And Clark College ACT Scores


ACT Range

27 - 31

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

31 and Above


27 to 31


27 and Less


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Lewis And Clark College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1230 - 1400


Math SAT Range

590 - 690


Reading SAT Range

630 - 710

Lewis And Clark College Tuition & Fees

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Cost Breakdown
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State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at Lewis And Clark College is like? There are approximately 3,250 students enrolled at Lewis And Clark College, including 1,965 undergraduate students and 1,285 graduate students. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 12% percent are from OR and 88% percent of students are from other states.


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