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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.

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Students presenting at the 2020 Winterim pitch competition.

96%

Within six months of graduation, 96% of the Lewis & Clark Classes of 2018–2020 were already changing the world through employment (78%), continuing studies (16%), and service work (2%), like the Peace Corps.

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12:1

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

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2,188

As of fall 2022, there are 2,188 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

  • The most important thing I learned at L&C is perspective. I learned to think about problems and communicate with others through a different lens.

    Jordan Gonzalez BA ’21
    Chandler, Arizona
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  • L&C taught me how to engage with different fields of study, which has prepared me for my jobs and law school, and gave me the skills to think critically and analytically.

    Nicolas Read BA ’18More about Nicolas
  • Lewis & Clark taught me how to think independently, ask questions, and problem solve, which have been critical skills in graduate school.

    Sam Smith BA ’21
    Sewanee, Tennessee
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