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Reviews 612 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Portland is very close and has everything you might want. Except many places you have to be 21 or older...even if you are not drinking.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There are some parties, but nothing crazy - which is a good balance

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are definitely people from different backgrounds - it could be more

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The workload and class choices meet the needs for my major - although there could be a bit more options available in the sciences

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The professors are engaged and helpful, while still challenging students.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: One of the most beautiful campuses around, housing is nice, and themed halls work well

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: There are sports, but not a lot of fan support

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel safe, although there has been a couple incidents around 3 in the morning where it could have been better.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Some people use and many people don't. It's easy to find people with similar values

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school is very invested in helping students find internships that will help in career prospects.

1 College Freshman

Party Scene: It's nonexistent other than dorm parties. No one goes to bars or clubs.

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1 College Freshman

Party Scene: Maybe a few parties a year if you're lucky. Good luck getting in if you're not on a sports team or the frisbee team.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Awesome academics. Interesting courses with teachers who are experienced and really care. Registration is a pain though.

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2 College Freshman

Diversity: The school preaches diversity, but if you come to school here you will see that most students are white from and upper and middle class background. All international students are housed in one dorm so they are segregated from the rest of the student body and keep to themselves for the most part. It's weird.

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I had an issue with a roommate and drugs and everyone who was involved treated the situation very fairly. It was resolved without anyone getting into trouble, but I was still able to voice concern and get the person help. Campus living and everyone involved were very understanding and pleasant to work with. They are concerned for everyone's safety and are not looking to get people in trouble, but help them instead.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I want to give a better review, but as of late there have been many threats and an attack on campus against a minority student. It has left everyone questioning their safety outside of the classrooms and dorms. Campus security is understanding for the most part and will always give you a ride home if you are feeling unsafe. We also have the blue light system.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms are, for the most part, on the old side if you are an underclassmen. Typically noisy even though quiet hours are supposed to be enforced. Kitchens get extremely gross because no one cleans them but I'm sure thats typical of most colleges. Upperclassmen housing is way better, a new dorm was just built for anyone sophomore and up and there are fairly new apartment buildings for juniors and seniors.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics here play a very small part. If you are going to join a team make sure you love the sport, because very few people will ever show up to games, races, or meets. Club sports, like the frisbee team, are open to anyone and seem to be more fun and more popular that the actual athletic teams on campus.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I was very excited to attend Lewis & Clark following high school, but unfortunately it has not lived up to my expectations. If you are looking for a school with many opportunities for social engagement, making friends, and going out, I would not recommend this school. I am a very outgoing person and it still has been extremely difficult to break out of the cliques that people formed within the first month of freshman year. If you are looking for college parties and a bar scene to entertain you on the weekend, that does not exist here. That being said, if small dorm parties and hang outs are what you are looking for then this is the perfect place for you. The academics have been engaging and most professors are extremely well versed in their fields. Sciences are big here, and the most research opportunities are found there. If you are planning to study a science or have a very solid and specific idea of what you want to do then this would be a great school for you. If you are coming to college to figure out what to do, it will be hard for you here because many majors do not exist or are sub par for the amount of money you are paying for a degree. The student body is very liberal, however I have found that if you are not also very liberal it seems to be a bit suffocating. Recently there have been racist threats and attacks on campus that have really shown the true colors of the student body and the administration here. Currently looking to transfer, but hoping that the next semester will prove to me otherwise.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Academics are wonderful at Lewis and Clark. The wide variety of classes appeal to people of all interests, and the professors have a wonderful depth of knowledge and are passionate about the subject(s) they teach. The registration process is a little screwy, but that is partially due to technology. I have noticed though that sophomores are given the low end of registration times which is more than a little annoying. Having said that though it is generally easy to get into the classes you want with the exceptions of the classes that are constantly high in popularity, arts classes especially. I wish, and many of the students share my views on this, that Lewis and Clark would offer a more diverse humanities curriculum, and I would like to see a Native American Studies option on the course list.

2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: We have recently had a wave of hate crimes and racism on campus that students have been actively combating and protesting. Specifically hate crimes directed at the small African-American community on campus. These events have put a massive strain on the Lewis and Clark community, with many members of the Black Student Union blaming administration as well as peers with being ignorant and complicit, as well as not taking the right steps to end racism on our campus.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Academics at Lewis and Clark are great. Teachers are very knowledgeable and passionate about the subject(s) that they teach. There is a massive variety of classes offered from music, International affairs, and gender studies, to physics, computer science and molecular biology. The small class sizes at LC is one of the factors that drew me to the school, and with small class sizes comes the amazing opportunity to get and know your professors on a personal level. I take my relationships with my professors very seriously, if I don't get along with a professor I will probably give the class a negative review even if I enjoy the material.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I feel like some people and some potential employers don't take degrees from liberal arts colleges as seriously as degrees from other colleges, however the connections that can be made from Lewis and Clark are fairly significant. There are a few career panels and the like that students can find if they look for them but there isn't very much publicity dedicated to those events, which is something that I would like LC to look into more. We have a decent Alumni network but I do not know enough about it to go into detail. We also just finished construction of a brand new career center and brought in more employees to help students pursue their career goals, again however they do not hold or sponsor a lot of events on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Lewis and Clark actually has some very good choices of campus living in my opinion. Instead of being divided into field of study or major, they are separated by interests. There are residence halls for people interested in Health and Wellness, International Studies, Outdoor Pursuits, Music and more. There is definitely a difference in the quality of residence halls though and with the extremely large size of the newest class of freshman, many of the residence halls had to be refitted in order to support and house all of the students. This means converting common rooms and in some cases entire basements into triples or quads. The social atmosphere is exceptional in all of the residence halls, that is one of the best factors of living on campus at Lewis and Clark. The hall I lived in last year had a really good community, and we keep in contact and try hang out occasionally when our schedules allow it. In terms of the housing process, everything after the initial freshman procedure is complicated and a huge hassle. I honestly don't entirely understand the lottery method, but I know it uses the criteria of total credits earned as part of the process.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Lewis and Clark is by no means a school known for its athletic prowess. We have decent athletic facilities, but our varsity sports do not usually draw in crowds or wow us with high-win seasons. In fact, our football team has been completely defeated for two seasons in a row now. Because of that, fan support and school spirit is sadly mostly reserved for parents, the athletes themselves, or close friends of athletes. I am an athletic guy that has played various sports throughout his life, so I support our athletic teams wholeheartedly, along with a few of my friends, but I just wish that the rest of my school felt the same way.

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Though it may be a small school, LC has a lot to offer; the student just has to be willing to go out and get it. While marijuana is openly used on campus, it is not impossible to get away from it, and it's not usually an issue to most students. It is not uncommon to see people walking barefoot in the rain to their classes. But students at LC have a unique bond, due to the small campus size, and it is impossible for a student to walk to class without running into at least two people he or she knows. Of course, the campus is small, and it doesn’t take long for that to become apparent. That being said, the Pioneer Express shuttle comes in handy, making it easy to get away from what can sometimes be referred to as the “LC Bubble."

The academics are challenging, but rewardingly so, and the school’s environment is comfortable enough that the students find it easy to get to know their teachers. It is common for professors to invite students over to their homes for dinner, and most professors usually have daily office hours of which students take advantage. The school offers many opportunities for volunteer work, resume-building workshops, and internships that students can get credit for. The classes at LC are commonly very small and hardly ever exceed 60, with some being as small as 20 students. The students at Lewis & Clark are motivated to do more than sit in a classroom and learn; most are outgoing and have goals they wish to pursue, and are always willing to go out of their way to prepare themselves for whatever it is they wish to achieve.

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