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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; 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.

We’d love for you to join us.

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  • <blockquote><p></p><div class="lw_profiles_774"><p> I was fully convinced to come to L&C after sitting in on a class and experiencing the supportive and collaborative learning environment. </p></div><p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/19889-emma-celebrezze">Emma Celebrezze BA ’20</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Saint Paul, Minnesota</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p></p><div class="lw_profiles_774"><p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Coming to L&C felt liberating. I had room to breathe, and finally felt like I was on the right path.</span></p></div><p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/14619-jason-kowalski">Jason Kowalski BA ’23</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Vancouver, Washington</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> Lewis & Clark gives students the freedom to discover many wonderful opportunities on and off campus. It is a unique liberal arts college that encourages individuality.</p></div><p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/18328-bennett-gazor">Bennett Gazor BA ’25</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Tiburon, California</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p></p><div class="lw_profiles_774"><p> The campus took my breath away. Everything felt wet and alive and vibrant. It was small enough that I could see myself finding a community quickly, but not so small as to be constraining. There was room to grow without getting lost in a sea—a perfect-sized pond if you will.</p></div><p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/19829-jonah-svihus">Jonah Svihus BA ’18</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Monterey, California</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p></p><div class="lw_profiles_774"><p> My decision to come to L&C was largely influenced by the potential to be able to bond with my professors and build on my capacities through it.</p></div><p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/18330-mithila-tambe">Mithila Tambe BA ’25</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Pune, Maharashtra, India</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p></p><div class="lw_profiles_774"><p> I wanted to attend a smaller college that was on the West Coast. I felt like the international community at L&C was stronger than many of my other choices, and I was interested in the liberal arts curriculum. </p></div><p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/18323-farjad-madataly">Farjad Madataly BA ’25</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Antananarivo, Madagascar</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p></p><div class="lw_profiles_774"><p> I chose L&C because I had high hopes for my future here and the unique experiences that it would offer me.</p></div><p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/18361-marta-ruzi">Marta Ružić BA ’25</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p></p><div class="lw_profiles_774"><p> Along with basketball, the culture, curriculum, and community here will help me foster success long after college. L&C offered the perfect environment where I can play the sport I love, explore my passions with the support of a forward-thinking community, and experience the ever-evolving city of Portland!</p></div><p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/18356-sebastian-deprez">Sebastian DePrez BA ’25</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Upland, California</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><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 decided to come to L&C because I did not find any other school that allowed me to pursue an interdisciplinary education in the same way. </p></div><p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/17792-eliana-essman">Eliana Essman BA ’25</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Carlsbad, California</span></p></blockquote>
  • <blockquote><p></p><div class="lw_profiles_774"><p> I have the opportunity to explore most of my interests without having to leave campus, get mentors in my disciplines of interest, gain work and volunteer experience both in and outside of campus, and participate in student run activities or organizations. Lewis & Clark has changed my way of thinking.</p></div><p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/20603-kiara-y-gonzalez">Kiara Y. González BA ’27</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Moca, Puerto Rico</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> I chose L&C for the small class sizes, close relationships with professors, and community.</p></div><p></p><p class="quote-author"><a class="quoted-profile_name" href="/live/profiles/17697-eli-bricknell">Eli Bricknell ’24</a><br/><span class="quoted-profile_meta">Seattle, Washington; Kalamazoo, Michigan</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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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.

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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
  • I felt like it really paid off to get involved in the community, and there are so many wonderful opportunities to do so on the L&C campus.

    Kaylee Howser BA ’24
    Environmental Studies | Earth System Science | Santa Cruz, California
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  • I find community on campus in my classes by forming study groups. It’s easy to make friends after working together in group projects. I have also found community by participating in clubs such as Fire Arts, Garden Club, and Campus Activities Board.

    Cami Hildum BA ’24
    Economics | Undecided with an interest in environmental studies and theatre | Corbett, Oregon
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  • Although clubs, activities, and sports all provide their own, more unique support systems and communities, going to a small school like Lewis & Clark almost guarantees some sense of community anywhere you go.

    Gen Coutant BA ’25
    Biology | Hispanic Studies | Queensbury, New York
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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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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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