Lewis & Clark College

632 reviews
  1. Portland, OR
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
Lewis & Clark College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northwest Conference
Address
0615 S W Palatine Hill Rd
Portland, OR 97219
Website

Lewis & Clark College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
67%
SAT Range
1180-1370
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$33,905/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,722/ year
  • $30-48k
    $24,476/ year
  • $49-75k
    $29,357/ year
  • $76-110k
    $32,985/ year
  • $110k+
    $41,206/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.38 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.38 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,156Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Unique individuals pursuing a goal
    63%
  • Chill
    16%
  • Opinionated
    11%
  • Dedicated
    5%
  • Unique
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
96%
of students say they don't have Greek life.26 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.53 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Liberal
    50%
  • Open minded, ever-evolving, and engaging community
    25%
  • Cliquey
    13%
  • Weird
    13%

After Lewis & Clark College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
79%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
67%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses

Reviews

632 reviews
  • Excellent
    103
  • Very Good
    212
  • Average
    255
  • Poor
    43
  • Terrible
    19
SOAN is a great major, combing the pedagogies of anthropology and sociology with a focus on qualitative human studies. This department is not perfect, however. Namely, I would encourage it have two sub-departments: one for a general anthro/socio combined degree and another for those wishing to actually become anthropologists or sociologists. I feel as a current student that at times, the classes are far too general. Although they are all extremely interesting, there is a lack of focus on creating a product, that is to say an ethnography, for instance. Maybe this is just because it is technically an undergraduate degree, who knows. Otherwise, I really enjoy all my classes; they were very well taught!
  • College Junior
  • Mar 11 2013
Fun fact: there's free laundry! Dorms, size-wise, are fairly typical for a college campus. They're really conveniently situated to classes, and the walk to the academic side of campus is stunning. I still haven't gotten used to how beautiful the campus is. I think each dorm has a different vibe and community, but I love that you can always go hang out in different dorms if you're looking for a different feel, and people are really accepting of that. I also think that the campus living staff is awesome--the RAs are some of the kindest, most interesting, and involved people on campus.
  • College Sophomore
  • June 23 2014
The dating scene is tough- the unbalanced guy/girl ratio seems even higher than it is (which would be about 40/60). Women make the first moves and I know plenty of awesome gorgeous single ladies here. Luckily, Portland is full of young people! Get out there and meet them!
There truly isn't a typical student- many people cross the boundaries of stereotypes. There are, however, lots of hipsters, hippies, athletes, radical feminists, bookworm types, and plenty of nice people. People dress comfortably but not extremely casually- not many PJ bottoms, but definitely jeans etc.
Socially the school is fairly cliquey, but you will find great people if you put yourself out there.
  • College Junior
  • Feb 1 2011