Lewis & Clark College
A liberal arts college with a public conscience and global reach, Lewis & Clark is the ideal place to explore the world and find one’s place in it.
At Lewis & Clark, students can find graduate-level research options, opportunities to work with nationally recognized professors, and top-ranked overseas programs. While the school’s campus (regularly ranked among the most beautiful in the nation) is located in Portland, Oregon, Lewis & Clark intellectually spans the globe, offering one of the strongest international education programs in the United States.
Get to know Lewis & Clark College
Lewis & Clark is a gateway to exploration and discovery for students who are alive to new ways of thinking and doing, eager to know the world and make their mark in it. Dynamic faculty and innovative programs make learning personal and powerful both in the classroom and beyond.
A GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Lewis & Clark is one of America’s most international colleges. More than half of the college’s students participate in off-campus and overseas study programs, more than half of which go to countries outside of Western Europe. Lewis & Clark students have won a highly competitive grant that supports their grassroots projects around the world.
PARTNERS IN LEARNING
At Lewis & Clark, academic rigor means academic collaboration. Professors work directly with students in pursuit of original inquiry and research at levels that are usually restricted to graduate school programs. For example, undergraduate students have coauthored articles in peer-reviewed academic journals.
KNOWLEDGE INTO ACTION
Lewis & Clark’s Center for Entrepreneurship builds on the college’s strong liberal arts foundation to transform the entrepreneurial impulses of students into effective practice in emerging enterprises, existing businesses, and public life. Rapidly expanding internship opportunities and mentoring programs enrich the academic experience and allow students to put knowledge into action in practical and innovative ways.
Nationally lauded for its programs that contribute to the public good, Lewis & Clark makes community service a priority. The Office of Student Leadership and Service gives students the chance to engage, learn, and lead through ongoing and one-time service projects, immersion programs, and academic civic engagement.
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Nonresident aliens: 8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 3%
White, non-Hispanic: 61%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 5%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 4%
THE WORLD WITHIN REACH
Lewis & Clark develops independent thinking through collaborative learning. They prize their graduate-level research opportunities, close relationships with nationally recognized professors, and life-changing overseas study programs. With abundant options and personal mentoring, students pursue their many interests across the globe. Great teaching produces measurable success.
Complementing Lewis & Clark’s diverse academic offerings, the Center for Entrepreneurship provides students with expertise, resources, and structured opportunities for applying what they know across a range of endeavors: start-ups, creative enterprises, science and technology, and nonprofits, bringing innovation to existing businesses and workplaces.
Lewis & Clark’s campus in Portland, Oregon, is situated perfectly in a residential area six miles from downtown. Widely known as a city of opportunity and innovation, Portland hosts Fortune 500 companies and a thriving startup community within a vibrant cultural landscape. And just an hour or two beyond the city lie coasts, mountains, and deserts that are fertile ground for scientific and recreational adventurers. Even before students’ first day on campus, Lewis & Clark offers resources to help them connect with the possibilities that Portland and the Pacific Northwest have to offer.
Lewis & Clark builds living-learning communities, bringing together a challenging curriculum with co-curricular experiences that expand learning beyond the classroom and integrate it with daily campus life.
The college is committed to residential education—exploring diverse ideas, values, beliefs, and backgrounds; forging lifelong friendships; and fostering both formal and informal networking. Residence hall communities are dedicated to a variety of preferences.
The College Outdoors program is so popular and its offerings so rich and diverse that 9 out of 10 students take at least one College Outdoors trip. And with millions of acres of natural wonders, the Pacific Northwest abounds with opportunities to explore.
The skills learned at Lewis & Clark—critical and creative thinking, analytical reasoning, global literacy, and the ability to collaborate across specialties—allow the school’s alumni to pursue diverse careers paths. With a Lewis & Clark education, students are prepared to create their own future.
IN AND OF PORTLAND
A vibrant incubator for new ideas, Portland offers exciting possibilities to all who live and study at Lewis & Clark. The city is brimming with international organizations as well as smaller businesses and nonprofits looking to make the world a better place. Lewis & Clark’s Career Development Center and Office of Student Leadership and Service connect students with learning opportunities throughout the region.
The Lewis & Clark Career Center offers programs and services to students from the day they start on campus, including workshops, visits to local employers, networking events, career fairs, and individual career counseling.
Tuition & Cost
Room & Board: $13,008