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Lewis & Clark College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Lewis & Clark College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Lewis & Clark College Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Lewis & Clark College was awarded 28 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general English literature.

Overall Quality

Lewis and Clark College landed the #284 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Lewis and Clark College is also ranked #5 out of 20 schools in Oregon.

See all of the rankings for Lewis & Clark College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Lewis and Clark College?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Lewis & Clark College is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 71%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 46% of students accepted to Lewis and Clark College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 620 and 710. Math scores were between 590 and 680.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Lewis & Clark College  ( 620 to 710 )

SAT Math Scores for Lewis & Clark College  ( 590 to 680 )
Lewis and Clark College received ACT scores from 48% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 27 and 31.

ACT Composite Scores for Lewis & Clark College  ( 27 to 31 )

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Lewis & Clark College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Lewis and Clark College is an impressive 11 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Lewis & Clark College is 51%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  51 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Lewis & Clark College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 83% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Lewis & Clark College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  83 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Lewis and Clark College for first-time, full-time students is 66%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  66 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at Lewis and Clark College

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,935 undergraduates at Lewis and Clark College with 1,904 being full-time and 31 being part-time.

Lewis and Clark College Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 95.44 out of 100, Lewis and Clark College is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  95.44 out of 100
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How Much Does Lewis & Clark College Cost?

The overall average net price of Lewis and Clark College is $35,919. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Lewis and Clark College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$18,978 $20,198 $27,897 $34,876 $44,430

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Lewis and Clark College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Lewis and Clark College, approximately 79% of students took out student loans averaging $6,343 a year. That adds up to $25,372 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Lewis and Clark College is 1.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Lewis and Clark College Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Lewis and Clark College with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $46,200 in their early years. That's great news for Lewis and Clark College students since it is 16% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Lewis & Clark College make the most money.

Location of Lewis & Clark College

Lewis & Clark College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Portland, Oregon. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Location of Lewis & Clark College

Contact details for Lewis and Clark College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 0615 S W Palatine Hill Rd, Portland, OR 97219-7899
Phone: 503-768-7000

Lewis & Clark College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 37 majors graduated from Lewis & Clark College. Of these students, 567 received undergraduate degrees and 406 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 84 $24,500
General English Literature 48 $30,900
General Biology 46 $18,700
Sociology & Anthropology 41 NA
International Relations & National Security 41 $22,800
Fine & Studio Arts 30 $15,300
Economics 28 $29,200
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 28 NA
History 27 $20,700
Communication & Media Studies 24 $34,000

Learn more about the majors offered at Lewis & Clark College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Lewis and Clark College

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 8 students took at least one online class at Lewis & Clark College. This is an increase from the 4 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 8 8
2016-2017 4 4
2015-2016 0 0
2014-2015 26 25
2013-2014 0 0

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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