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Our relationships with counselors from around the world are central to what we do. We share the common goal of helping your students find a college that is a good fit, and we look forward to working closely with you to make that happen. We hope the information below is useful to you, and please be in touch!

The Admissions Team

Academic Departments and Programs

Academic Profile

7,796 students applied; 55% admitted
514 students enrolled
27% US students of color

Ranges for middle 50% of first-year class:
GPA 3.6-4.3
SAT* 1790-2030
SAT (CR+M)* 1200-1360
ACT 27-31

*SAT score ranges reflect only exams administered prior to the March 2016 redesign. To compare to SAT results for exams taken March 2016 or later, please see the College Board’s SAT Score Converter at www.collegeboard.org.

In addition, approximately 75 transfer students enroll each year.

Application Policies and Procedures

Lewis & Clark exclusively uses the Common Application for admissions.

  • First year Early Decision deadline: November 1 at 11:59PM Pacific Time
  • First year Early Action deadline: November 1 at 11:59PM Pacific Time
  • First year Regular Decision deadline: January 15 at 11:59PM Pacific Time
  • Transfer student deadline: See Transfer Application Info
  • International Student deadline: See International Deadlines

In addition, the Application FAQ page is full of helpful information.

Course Catalog

Financial Aid

To be fully considered for all sources of need-based financial aid, students should submit both the FAFSA and CSS Profile by the same deadline date as their chosen admission plan. Every student is automatically considered for merit-based academic scholarships, and students may apply for talent awards in Music and Forensics.

  • 91% of Lewis & Clark students receive financial aid through merit-based scholarships, need-based grants, loans, or employment.
  • Total aid awarded to students in grants/scholarships, campus work opportunities, and student loans exceeds $61 million.
  • Individual aid packages range from $1,000 to $61,500.
  • 20% of Lewis & Clark students are eligible for Federal Pell Grants.