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Lewis & Clark College

Lewis & Clark is a private institution with a public conscience and a global reach. Rooted in Portland, a city renowned for innovation, we are perfectly situated to nourish problem solvers, creative thinkers, and entrepreneurs whose true campus is the world. We pursue undergraduate studies in the arts, humanities, and sciences, and graduate and professional programs in education, counseling, and law. We learn through original research and practical experiences.

We discover something new every day, and together we become the next generation of global thinkers and leaders. Please join us.

Interesting Facts

  • Scholarly achievement—Lewis & Clark is one of only 12 colleges and universities in the nation to earn recognition as a top producer of both Fulbright student and Fulbright faculty scholars for 2014-15.
  • Lewis & Clark has two alumni serving as governors. Bill Walker B.S. ’73 is governor of Alaska, and Kate Brown J.D. ’85 is governor of Oregon.
  • International engagement—For the third year in a row, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Lewis & Clark’s overseas and off-campus study program one of the nation’s best.
  • Commitment to sustainability—Lewis & Clark is the greenest school in the nation, according to the Princeton Review.
  • Nod to history—Lewis & Clark’s athletics mascot, Pio, is a Newfoundland dog, the same breed that accompanied Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and the Corps of Discovery on its epic journey.


  • Undergraduate: 2,179
  • Graduate/Professional: 1,325


  • Tuition (2015-16): $44,744 (undergraduate)
  • Room & Board (2015-16): $11,218 (undergraduate average)

Financial Aid Data

  • Students with Demonstrated Financial Need: 60%
  • Average Financial Aid Package: $29,334
  • Percent Need Met (Need-Based Aid): 88%


  • Total Living: 22,489
  • Living in Oregon: 37% (8,390)

Student Profile

  • Male: 41%
  • Female: 59%
  • Resident (Oregon) Students: 20%
  • Nonresident Students (including international): 80%
  • Number of Undergraduate Majors: 29
  • Number of Minors/Concentration Fields: 26

Most Popular Majors

  • Psychology
  • Biology
  • International Affairs

Class Size

  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 12:1
  • Fewer than 20 Students: 68%
  • Fewer than 50 Students: 99%


  • Full-time Faculty: 57%
  • Full-time Faculty with PhD/Terminal Degree: 93%

Athletics and Intramural Activities

Co-curricular Activities

  • Number of Student Clubs & Organizations: 134 registered. They can be organized into the following categories: Academic Organizations and Symposia, Club Sports, International and Multicultural Organizations, Religious and Spiritual Organizations, Special Interest Organizations, Social Justice and Service Organizations, Student Media, and Student Government. Details can be found on line by clicking here.


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