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Admissions

What the world needs most is what we do best. 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; 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.

  • A liberal arts education is all about being curious and making interdisciplinary connections. I could not have written my book, Forget the Alamo, without my Lewis & Clark education.

    Jason Stanford BA ’92More about Jason
  • Modern Latin American History inspired me to take more history classes and political science classes, which I’ve generally enjoyed, and the material we talked about has stuck with me.

    Frankie Spurbeck BA ’23
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
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  • Now that I’ve become well aware of how to use the resources that are available to me, my grades have really demonstrated my hard work.

    Asia Wooten BA ’20
    Eugene, Oregon
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Students presenting at the 2020 Winterim pitch competition.

96%

Within six months of graduation, 96% of the Lewis & Clark Class of 2020 was already changing the world through employment (72%) and continuing studies (24%).

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12:1

Lewis & Clark College has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1.

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2,096

As of fall 2021, there are 2,096 degree-seeking students enrolled at Lewis & Clark College.

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29+33

Lewis & Clark offers 29 majors and 33 minors.

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We’re on Newsweek’s list of “50 Best Colleges in Big Cities.”


Career Success

Studying the liberal arts at Lewis & Clark means that your education is grounded in the essential skills you need to succeed in any career. You will build relationships with professors and peers, gain practical experience through internships in Portland and beyond, and create connections among ideas and across disciplines. The Career Center and the Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership will support your career success through advising, networking, resources, programming, and more.

There are also multiple ways to make the most of your future here at L&C through clear and direct pathways to our Graduate School of Education and Counseling and Law School! Our 4-5-6 Commitment will get you where you want to go.

Did you know?

The top five career competencies identified by the National Association of Colleges and Employers align perfectly with the core values of a liberal arts education:

  1. critical thinking/problem solving

  2. work ethic

  3. teamwork/collaboration

  4. oral/written communications

  5. leadership

  • Lewis & Clark not only provided me with the tools to succeed in the career that I want, but also gave me access to the opportunities I needed to get started.

    Emily Hayes-Rich 2019
    Pojoaque, New Mexico
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  • The interdisciplinary possibilities at L&C opened new worlds for my poetry, and have greatly informed how I write to this day. I learned how to pay exquisite attention to the world around me, and how to see structures and form all around me.

    Corey Van Landingham BA ’08More about Corey
  • I strongly believe that the work I did here prepared me for law school, particularly because the L&C professors gave such great feedback.

    Jillian Jin BA ’21
    Renton, Washington
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