1867, four-year, private college of liberal arts and sciences.
Campus on 137 acres in a wooded, residential area six miles from downtown Portland, Oregon (metropolitan area population 2 million). Pacific Ocean 80 miles to the west; Mount Hood and the Cascade Mountains 50 miles to the east.
Temperate (winter temperatures rarely reach freezing, summer temperatures rarely go above 85 degrees). Average annual precipitation is 37 inches.
Bachelor of Arts
Two 15-week semesters and summer school
136 full-time faculty
56 full-time female faculty
0 graduate assistants
96% of full-time faculty hold a Ph.D. or highest degree in field.
88% of classes have 29 or fewer students. Average class size is 19.
National Student Honors, 1998-2012
Fulbright Scholarships (47), Goldwater Scholarships (22), Hertz Foundation Fellowship (1), Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellowship (1), Madison Fellowships (2), Mellon Fellowship (1), National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships (13), NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship (1), Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship (1), Rhodes Scholarships (2), Truman Scholarships (9), Udall Scholarships (3), Wilson Fellowships (2).
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Business (4-2 B.A./M.B.A. Program)
Education (4-1 B.A./M.A.T. Program)
Engineering (3-2 and 4-2 Programs)
Academic English Studies (ESL)
Overseas and Off-Campus Study
Major Distribution, Class of 2012
(12% of students chose to double major)
46% Social Sciences
18% Math and Natural Sciences
11% Visual and Performing Arts
4% Interdisciplinary Programs
One of the nation’s strongest international education programs, including a requirement to participate in an approved overseas program or take two courses on campus that focus on the history and culture of another region of the world.
Overseas and Off-Campus Study
Over 30 programs are offered annually. Most groups have 20 to 24 student participants and one faculty leader. More than half of graduating seniors have participated in a program. Since the overseas program began in 1962, more than 11,132 students and 264 faculty members have participated in 795 programs in 67 countries or geographic areas. Some 65 percent of Lewis & Clark’s programs go to countries outside Western Europe.
Scheduled Programs, 2013-16
Language-intensive programs: Chile, China, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Japan, Russia, Senegal, Spain.
General culture programs: Australia, China, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, England, France, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya and Tanzania, Morocco, New Zealand, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Vietnam.
Domestic programs: Arizona: Border Studies, New York City,
Summer programs: Australia, Ecuador, Japan, Swaziland.
English as a Second Language
Students from 60 countries have enrolled in Lewis & Clark’s English language courses since 1972.
Eleven residence halls staffed by full-time area directors and student resident advisors. Active participation by students in residence hall councils and association. First-year and second-year students required to live on campus. Themed community options available. All residence halls smoke-free.
Options ranging from 7 to 19 meals per week, plus flex plans; vegetarian and vegan options at all meals.
Academic Advising, Campus Living, Campus Safety, Center for Career and Community Engagement, Counseling, Financial Aid, Health Promotion and Wellness, International Students and Scholars, Math Skills Center, Multicultural Affairs, Religious and Spiritual Life, Student Activities, Student Employment, Student Health Service, Student Support Services, Writing Center.
Clubs and Interest Groups
Approximately 100 student organizations. No fraternities or sororities.
Chamber Vocal Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Wind Symphony, Orchestra, Cappella Nova, Women’s Chorus, Percussion Ensemble, Javanese Gamelan, African Marimba, West African Rhythms, African Rhythm and Dance, Community Chorale.
International, Cultural, and Diversity Groups
MOSAIC (Black Student Union, Genta Latina Unida, Native Student Union), Chinese Club, French Club, German Club, Hawai'i Club, International Folk Dance Club, International Students of Lewis & Clark (ISLC), Japanese Club, peer mentoring program, Russian Club, Saudi Club, Shinobi, Spanish Club, Third Culture Kids/Global Nomads, United Sexualities, Womyn's Center/Hypatia.
Nearly 100 outdoor expeditions per year including hiking, backpacking, skiing, snowshoeing, whitewater rafting, camping, caving, kayaking. Wilderness First Responder and Wilderness Leadership courses annually.
Nearly 64% of students participate in one or more of 19 varsity sports, 10 active-sports clubs, and numerous intramural sports. Lewis & Clark belongs to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III and Northwest Conference.
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Radio station, weekly newspaper, environmental studies journal, literary review, journal of international and cross-cultural affairs, journal of foreign languages and cultural expression, journal of gender studies and sexuality, journal of dramatic expression, artEXPO.
Comprehensive program of films, speakers, concerts, theatre, dance performances, art exhibits.
Religious and Spiritual Life
600-seat chapel, regular ecumenical services, weekly Bible studies and prayer groups, monthly Catholic Eucharist, monthly Taizé prayer service. Service projects, spiritual renewal retreats, and special spiritual life lectures and programs offered each semester. Student groups including Newman Club (Catholic students), Interfaith Council, Greater Portland Hillel, Agape (Campus Crusade for Christ), Unitarian Universalist Group, Zen Sangha Buddhist Meditation, LDS study group (Mormon), Common Ground Pagan Student Alliance, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Global Friends (International Student Ministry), Muslim Student Association.
Enrollment, Fall 2011
College of Arts and Sciences: 2,031
Visiting/nondegree students: 110
Also enrolled at Lewis & Clark:
Graduate School of Education and Counseling: 814
School of Law: 758
Geographic Distribution, Fall 2011 (College of Arts and Sciences)
9% international students (including dual citizens)
9% Mountain states
1% U.S. students from abroad
States represented: 50
Countries represented: 66
First-Year Class, Fall 2012 (as of June 1, 2012)
6,514 students applied
550 students expected to enroll (In addition, approximately 50 transfer students enroll each year.)
73% from public high schools, 27% from private high schools
76% ranked in top quarter of graduating class
17% U.S. students of color
7% international citizens
Ranges for middle 50% of class:
SAT 1210-1360 (CR+M only)
Tuition and Student Body Fee: $40,330
Room and board (14-meal plan): $10,010*
Students should also allow an estimated $1,050 for books and supplies, and an additional $1,980 for personal and transportion expenses.
* Apartment series: add $1,554 for room. Eligibility rules apply.
72% of students receive financial assistance through merit-based scholarships, need-based grants, loans, or campus employment. More than $37 million in financial aid is distributed annually.