Lewis & Clark College

Lewis & Clark College

Lewis & Clark College, also known as L & C, is an independent, private college of liberal arts located in Portland, Oregon, United States. It was established in 1867 as the Albany Collegiate Institute. It was renamed to Lewis & Clark College in 1942. The college's main campus spreads across an area of more than 130 acres. L & C is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Graduate School of Education and Counseling
  • School of Law

L & C's athletics department fields both men's and women's sports teams. The athletes participate in various events and intercollegiate sports including baseball, cross country, football, golf, rowing, swimming, tennis, and track & field. Their sports teams are nicknamed the Pioneers.

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Contacting Lewis & Clark

Lewis & Clark College
0615 S W Palatine Hill Rd
Portland , OR 97219-7899
General Phone: (503) 768-7000

Lewis & Clark Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching351education, educational administration, superintendency and administration, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, art education, English teaching, math teaching, ...
Law242law, advanced legal research
Liberal Arts237East Asian studies, foreign language and literature, German language, French language, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and humanities, economics, international relations, ...
Therapy and Counseling130psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology, substance abuse counseling, marriage and family therapy
Science59biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics
Art Studies23art studies
Media22communication studies
Religion and Philosophy21philosophy, religion
Conservation and Resource Management15environmental studies
Drama and Performing Arts6drama
Computer Science and Engineering6computer science

Number of programs and degrees for Lewis & Clark in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree46426
Master's degree24618
Post-master's certificate1748
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship61
Doctor's degree - professional practice2321

Lewis & Clark Student Body

In 2007-2008, Lewis & Clark had a total enrollment of 3,562 students (3,570 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 39%
Women 61%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 49%
Graduate 51%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 68%
Black 2%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 5%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 17%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 25%
20-21 24%
22-24 11%
25-29 17%
30-34 8%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)5%
New York3%
New Mexico2%
State unknown1%

Lewis & Clark Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 88 %

Lewis & Clark Room and Board (2007)

Lewis & Clark offers campus housing for 1,249 of its 3,570 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Portland, Oregon for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Oregon Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Lewis & Clark Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal630720
SAT Math590680
SAT Writing610700
ACT Verbal2732
ACT Math2529
ACT Composite2731

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT68%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT39%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)not required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Lewis & Clark Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 33,726
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 33,726
Room and board $ 8,820
Room charge $ 4,610
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,284
Books and supplies $ 1,050
Other expenses $ 1,980

Financial Aid:
Lewis & Clark participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 319700)

Lewis & Clark Faculty

Lewis & Clark has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year49$113,94824$96,032
Associate professoracademic year38$74,65618$69,685
Assistant professoracademic year23$62,18429$55,968
Instructoracademic year4$48,78822$54,421
Lectureracademic year2*4$60,020
No academic rankacademic year5$74,3204$59,875
All faculty totalacademic year121$87,296101$67,911

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Lewis & Clark Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Northwest Conference
Basketball Northwest Conference
Baseball Northwest Conference
Track Northwest Conference

Lewis & Clark Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Education, General
Education, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physics Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Superintendency and Educational System Administration
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Advanced Legal Research/Studies, Gen (LLM, MCL, MLI, MSL, JSD/SJD)
Law (LLB, JD)

Liberal Arts
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Psychology, General
School Psychology
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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