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Lewis & Clark College Data & Information Overview

44 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
79% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Lewis & Clark College Ranked?

#500 Best Colleges in Nation
#8 Best Colleges in OR
Mental & Social Health Services Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

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Lewis & Clark College was awarded 44 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is mental & social health services.

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Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2024 analysis, Lewis and Clark College is ranked #500 out of 2,217 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Out of the 30 colleges in Oregon, Lewis and Clark College is ranked at #8.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Lewis and Clark College?

79% Acceptance Rate
67% Of Accepted Are Women
16% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Lewis & Clark College is 79%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Lewis and Clark College is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 16% 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 650 and 730. Math scores were between 590 and 690.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Lewis & Clark College  ( 650 to 730 )

SAT Math Scores for Lewis & Clark College  ( 590 to 690 )
Lewis and Clark College received ACT scores from 11% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 27 and 32.

ACT Composite Scores for Lewis & Clark College  ( 27 to 32 )

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Lewis & Clark College Faculty

12 to 1 Student to Faculty
52% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Lewis and Clark College is an impressive 12 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Lewis & Clark College is 52%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  52 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Lewis & Clark College

86% Freshmen Retention
70% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

Lewis & Clark College has a freshmen retention rate of 86%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  86 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Lewis and Clark College the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 70%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  70 out of 100

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Lewis & Clark College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,812 Full-Time Undergraduates
28.8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
62.3% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,830 undergraduates at Lewis and Clark College with 1,812 being full-time and 18 being part-time.

How Much Does Lewis & Clark College Cost?

$36,638 Net Price
78% Take Out Loans
$27,500 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Lewis and Clark College is $36,638. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Lewis and Clark College

$0-30 K$30K-48K$48-75$75-110K$110K +

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Lewis and Clark College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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 78% of students took out student loans averaging $6,875 a year. That adds up to $27,500 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Lewis and Clark College is 1.3%. 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.

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How Much Money Do Lewis and Clark College Graduates Make?

$52,016 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Lewis and Clark College make about $52,016 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Lewis and Clark College students since it is 22% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of Lewis & Clark College

Oregon State
1,812 Full-Time Undergraduates
Large City Campus Setting
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.

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Contact details for Lewis and Clark College are given below.

Contact Details
Address:615 S Palatine Hill Rd, Portland, OR 97219-7899

Lewis & Clark College Majors

37 Majors With Completions
491 Undergraduate Degrees
367 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 37 majors graduated from Lewis & Clark College. Of these students, 491 received undergraduate degrees and 367 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular MajorsBachelor’s DegreesAverage Salary of Graduates
General Psychology75$22,619
General Biology39$26,344
Sociology & Anthropology33NA
International Relations & National Security32$31,021
Educational Administration28NA
Communication & Media Studies28$35,439
Fine & Studio Arts25$25,045
General English Literature25$26,776

Learn more about the majors offered at Lewis & Clark College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Lewis and Clark College

17% Take At Least One Class Online
2% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2020-2021, 578 students took at least one online class at Lewis & Clark College. This is a decrease from the 2,869 students who took online classes the previous year.

YearTook at Least One Online ClassTook All Classes Online

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Notes and 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.


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