For Counselors

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 welcome you to arrange a visit with our Visit Coordinator, and please be in touch if you have questions, or just want to say hello!

The Admissions Team

Academic Departments and Programs

Academic Profile

5,402 students applied; 80% admitted
516 students enrolled
31% US students of color

Ranges for middle 50% of first-year class:

  • GPA 3.74-4.33 / 5.00
  • SAT: 1210-1390
  • ACT: 27-31

In addition, approximately 50 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 by the same deadline date as their chosen admission plan. Lewis & Clark no longer requires a CSS Profile for need-based aid eligibility. Every student is automatically considered for merit-based academic scholarships, and students may apply for talent awards in Music and Speech & Debate.

  • 97% 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 $71 million.
  • Individual aid packages range from $1,000 to $61,500.
  • 20% of Lewis & Clark students are eligible for Federal Pell Grants.