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Admissions

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Lewis & Clark College brings together challenging, supportive academics; an institutional commitment to sustainability; conservatory-calibre fine arts offerings; leadership in overseas and off-campus study; an inclusive, welcoming community; and excellent preparation for whatever path you take after graduation. 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.

We’d love for you to join us.

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  • <blockquote> <p></p> <div class="lw_profiles_774"> <p> While walking the tree-lined cobblestone paths that wind through campus, I immediately felt at home. I also felt that the intimate classroom sizes and smaller college community would be a great support system for me to grow and to learn.</p> </div> <p></p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/19664-alex-olsen">Alex Olsen BA ’20</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Elmira, Oregon</span> </p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote> <p></p> <div class="lw_profiles_774"> <p> I fell in love with Portland and the campus when I first visited as a high school student. When the time came to make a decision, I strongly felt that I would receive a more personalized, engaging education at L&C than at a large state university. And I was not mistaken!</p> </div> <p></p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/19696-ryan-nguyen">Ryan Nguyen BA ’19</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Santa Rosa, California</span> </p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote> <p></p> <div class="lw_profiles_774"> <p> <span style="font-weight: 400;">The crucial factors that brought me here were the fact that Lewis & Clark is a small liberal arts college and that it has a wonderful connection to nature.</span> </p> </div> <p></p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/14558-carlos-garcia-moran">Carlos García Morán BA ’24</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Madrid, Spain</span> </p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote> <p></p> <div class="lw_profiles_774"> <p> I knew I wanted to go to a small college in a cooler climate with lots of trees and greenery, making sure to avoid a cutthroat and competitive academic environment.</p> </div> <p></p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/18340-avi-strok">Avi Strok BA ’25</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Los Angeles, California</span> </p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote> <p></p> <div class="lw_profiles_774"> <p> I wanted to attend a small school because I perform best in smaller class environments where I can connect with my peers and work closely with my professors.</p> </div> <p></p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/18351-bryn-romig">Bryn Romig BA ’25</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Albuquerque, New Mexico</span> </p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote> <p></p> <div class="lw_profiles_774"> <p> <span style="font-weight: 400;">L&C, in particular, was attractive to me because of its beautiful campus, its excellent English program, and its warm and welcoming environment.</span> </p> </div> <p></p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/16683-ashleen-smith">Ashleen Smith BA ’23</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Madras, Oregon</span> </p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote> <p></p> <div class="lw_profiles_774"> <p> L&C has a great variety of classes and majors. I came into college wanting to pursue something where I could write and learn about interesting, relevant events and discussions. Plus, the campus is incredibly gorgeous!</p> </div> <p></p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/18338-grace-marchant">Grace Marchant BA ’25</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Upland, California</span> </p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote> <p></p> <div class="lw_profiles_774"> <p> <span style="font-weight: 400;">I was captivated by the gorgeous scenery, and only grew more in love as our tour guide talked about the small class sizes, the warm community, and the variety of programs L&C offers. I have felt at home since the moment I arrived.</span> </p> </div> <p></p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/14557-haley-wildhirt">Haley Wildhirt BA ’22</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Longmont, Colorado</span> </p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote> <p></p> <div class="lw_profiles_774"> <p> I wanted a school small enough that I would be able to regularly see familiar faces on walks around campus, but big enough that I would still have opportunities to meet new folks, and L&C does just that!</p> </div> <p></p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/18354-mack-mae">Mack Mae BA ’25</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Ogden, Utah</span> </p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote> <p></p> <div class="lw_profiles_774"> <p> Lewis & Clark’s small campus has a uniquely homey feel that made me feel like I belonged there.</p> </div> <p></p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/19637-hannah-ronningen">Hannah Ronningen BA ’20</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">San Diego, California</span> </p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote> <p></p> <div class="lw_profiles_774"> <p> <span style="font-weight: 400;">The main reasons I came to L&C were the liberal arts education and the small size of the school.</span> </p> </div> <p></p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/14637-william-lew">William Lew BA ’23</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">San Ramon, California</span> </p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote> <p></p> <div class="lw_profiles_774"> <p> I ultimately chose Lewis & Clark because I felt that given my interests, the studies L&C has to offer best suited me and would prepare me for life after graduation.</p> </div> <p></p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/17800-jade-weihz">Jade Weihz BA ’23</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Phillipsburg, New Jersey</span> </p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote> <p></p> <div class="lw_profiles_774"> <p> Lewis & Clark checked all my boxes for what I wanted in a school. The campus is gorgeous and near the forest, the school is small with a close-knit community, and the professors are passionate about their work.</p> </div> <p></p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/20604-clover-sinning">Clover Sinning BA ’26</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta"> Minneapolis, Minnesota</span> </p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote> <p></p> <div class="lw_profiles_774"> <p> Lewis & Clark’s combination of academic excellence, community, and location made it a great fit for me.</p> </div> <p></p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/17730-hashim-salman">Hashim Salman BA ’25</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Amman, Jordan</span> </p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote> <p></p> <div class="lw_profiles_774"> <p> The diverse community of international students, study abroad programs, College Outdoors trips, and small class sizes made me want to come to Lewis & Clark.</p> </div> <p></p> <p class="quote-author"> <a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/19821-uwella-rubuga">Uwella Rubuga BA ’19</a> <br/> <span class="quoted-profile_meta">Dar es Salaam, Tanzania</span> </p> </blockquote>

February 2024 Update

Reply Deadline Extension for Early Action and Regular Decision applicants

In light of the government’s recent additional FAFSA delay, we have pushed back our deadline to reply to offers of admission to June 1. This applies to Early Action and Regular Decision applicants! We understand the uncertainty around the FAFSA process can cause stress to students and families. We are here to help! Please contact admissions@lclark.edu with any questions or concerns.


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Plan Your Visit

Visiting our beautiful campus is the best way to get to know us. Whether you are just starting to think about college or you’re an admitted student (congrats!) on the brink of making your decision, we have virtual and in-person options for you.

Visit Lewis & Clark

  • Mount Hood, as seen from the campus gardens, shines during a beautiful sunset.
    Green 

    Our commitment to sustainability has earned us a spot in the top 50 on Princeton Review’s 2024 “Green Colleges” list.

  • Norma Velazquez Ulloa meeting with a student in the Biology lab.
    29+33 

    Lewis & Clark offers 29 majors and 33 minors.

  • Students standing on a bridge surrounded by tall green trees.
    82% 

    Eighty-two percent of surveyed alumni say their overseas experience has contributed to their career.

  • Students conducting research
    Value 

    Lewis & Clark is on U.S. News & World Report’s 2023–24 “Best Value Schools” list.

  • Class of 2025 on the Glade
    2,188 

    As of fall 2022, there are 2,188 degree-seeking students enrolled at Lewis & Clark College.

Admission Requirements for First-Year Applicants

Lewis & Clark accepts the Common Application, and there is no application fee. A leader in test-optional admissions since 1991, we will be adopting a test-free admissions policy beginning with the fall 2025 entering class. As part of your application, you will need to submit:

  • A secondary school report
  • A personal essay
  • A teacher recommendation

Optional Application Submissions

  • Academic and nonacademic work
  • Interview

Lewis & Clark Admission Deadlines

Application Deadline to Apply Notice of Decision
Early Decision (binding) Deadline: November 1 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time Late November
Early Action (nonbinding) Deadline: November 1 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time Mid-December
Regular Decision (nonbinding) Deadline: January 15 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time Mid-March
Transfer Deadline: Rolling
(recommended all credentials submitted by April 1)
Rolling
  • Bode sitting outside Albany Quadrangle. He is wearing a checkered shirt and blue jeans.

    Being a small community, there are so many different support systems and social outlets on campus. Honestly, I have a hard time doing everything that I want to.

    Bode Dalton BA ’25
    Rhetoric and Media Studies | Entrepreneurial Leadership and Innovation | Idaho Springs, Colorado
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  • Kade McCoy BA '19

    The men’s and women’s golf team welcomed me with open arms. The friends I made on the team have and will last a lifetime!

    Kade McCoy BA ’19
    Rhetoric and Media Studies | New York, New York
    More about Kade
  • Cloe standing outside on the undergrad campus. She is wearing a blue striped top, red pants, and sandals with socks.

    The reality is that community is everywhere, you just have to push yourself to try new things.

    Cloe Moreno BA ’24
    Psychology | Health Studies and Art (double) | San Diego, California
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Learning at Lewis & Clark

We offer 29 majors, 33 minors, and robust preprofessional programs. You will graduate ready to take on the world with a bachelor of arts (BA) degree. Our liberal arts curriculum emphasizes the top things you need for success in any career: critical thinking, written and verbal communication, teamwork, and problem solving.

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Find Your Pacific Northwest Home

Portland, Oregon, is the perfect launching pad for adventures throughout the gorgeous Pacific Northwest, and Lewis & Clark is the perfect community to find friends who will want to adventure with you.

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