Lewis & Clark College in Portland

Portland, OR

(Rating 4.4 based on 5 reviews)
This is the page with old design. Go to the new design of that page

Overview

Lewis & Clark College offers 258-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 67%. 38.6% are women, and 61.4% are men. 4% percents of international students. Lewis & Clark College is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Lewis & Clark College is 33595$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $46784 and $57690 per year. 77% of full-time Lewis & Clark College students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $41,100, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Lewis & Clark College is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

Loading...
$33,595
ABOVE AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Lewis & Clark College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$22,722
$30,001 - $48,000$24,476
$48,001 - $75,000$29,357
$75,001 - $110,000$32,985
$110,001+$41,206

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 6130

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

Loading...
Loading...
Loading...

Percent of students with financial aid

Loading...
26%

Types of financial aids

Loading...

1741 of Lewis & Clark College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 80 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Lewis & Clark College number 7 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Oregon.

Students at Lewis & Clark College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending

Loading...
$41,100

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Disability services

6%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Lewis & Clark College.

ROTC

ROTC - Army

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate

Loading...
77%
ABOVE AVERAGE

Lewis & Clark College graduation rate is above the national average.

77% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Lewis & Clark College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

11 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

Loading...
67%

In comparison to National Average

Lewis & Clark College acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 76%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 9%.

Loading...
67%
BELOW AVERAGE

In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $30k - $40k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 62%, so Lewis & Clark College acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 5% only.

Loading...
67%
BELOW AVERAGE

Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
Loading...
14%

Total

Loading...
14%

Full time

Loading...
0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

83%

Part-time retention rate

100%

The Lewis & Clark College full-time retention rate is 83% and part-time retention rate is 100%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it shows that school offers quality curriculum, pleasant student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Lewis & Clark College is 12:1, that means that for every 12 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

12:1
Loading...

Men/Women

Number of international students

167
Loading...
4%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

Loading...
Loading...
Loading...

Students enrollment in distance education

Loading...

In Lewis & Clark College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

Loading...

Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Lewis & Clark College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Oregon.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 0615 Sw Palatine Hill Rd address in Portland, Oregon.

Loading...

Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Lewis & Clark College with 0.49% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, forcible sex offense, and arson.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Lewis & Clark College offers 258 programs in total: 111 are for Bachelor's degree, 72 - for Master's degree, and 69 are Post-master's certificate.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 33 universities in Multnomah county, with one of the highest number of Post-master's certificate. Lewis & Clark College is one of the few institutions in Multnomah that offers a Master's degree program.

Loading...

Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Oregon state average data to help you compare.

Loading...

Lewis & Clark College provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 2184 students with 65528 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 554 with 13291 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 604 students.

Give feedback about Lewis & Clark College

Student Reviews and Ratings for Lewis & Clark College

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Great place to study in, the teachers are amaziingg tooo.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Great place and great tours! Merry with students and their admissions representatives. They were very helpful and very nice.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Really nice campus that I suggest you take walk around even if your not attending. I wondered for a few hours during a holiday for the students and very much enjoyed the historic buildings and well flourished landscape.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I wonder if most of the reviews on this site are written by the L&C marketing team, as the marketing team did tend to oversell the school when we were making our college selection. The care and support that the school talks about, as well as one reviewer here described, is simply not there. We were told that Freshmen would be ushered into campus life by upperclassmen. That never happened. Academic counselors don't appear to consider the individual circumstances of students .For instance, L&C does NOT have a first year chemistry class (101), but requires Freshmen that are interested in a science major to take Chem 155 in their first semester . How could a counselor advise first year college students that never had chemistry in high school to take this class? Wouldn't it have been better to advise them to take 101 at home over the summer before fall semester? Or even better, why doesn't L&C offer a chem 101 class? Several students were teaching themselves the fundamentals of chemistry from the Internet, just to understand the terms being used in class. Many freshmen in this position had panic attacks and others just gave up, leaving a hole in their schedules.Campus events are not properly advertised. The college says that they have a Web portal where students can get all the info they need. Unfortunately, it isn't kept up regularly and there doesn't appear to be other means of getting information---like maybe notices in the dorms or from the RA. If Freshmen want to learn about Portland, they do it on their own. You'd think that the college would promote cultural events in town a little more.There are some really good teachers at L&C, as well as some not-so-good. Some are approachable and helpful, while others don't take time to listen and seem to have the same pat answers for everyone. Some of the programs seem to be designed so that it would be difficult for students to transfer out, requiring courses that other leading college don't require. Even still, at least six Freshmen I know are transferring out after the first year.It is ridiculously difficult for students or parents to reach the administrative staff---calls from parents go to voice mails and seldom if ever get returned, and emails seem to go into cyberspace for an indeterminate period of time.From my experience, the majority of the student body appear to be stoners, and if you don't smoke or drink you're either left out, or you learn to smoke and drink just to NOT feel like an outcast. There isn't much school spirit or leadership. If you are even slightly reserved and not the gregarious type, Lewis and Clark can offer a cold, lonely and dreary experience. Looking forward to a new start someplace else.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Ten years after graduation and I can honestly say I still use the writing and analytical skills I honed at Lewis & Clark every day in my work. Nothing has benefited me as much, professionally or personally, as my undergraduate degree from L&C, and I transferred in from another well-ranked peer liberal arts school.For parents and students anxious about the post-graduation debt and job hunting, I can assure you -- I have no trouble paying my undergraduate loans and my degree in history has not hindered my career in IT/web development, where my strong writing and communication skills are a rare and desperately needed commodity. L&C alumni have strong relationships with and recommendations from our professors that serve us in our post-collegiate endeavors, whether those are toward a graduate degree or job-oriented opportunities.My class peers are doctors, attorneys, running non-profits and small businesses of their own, artists, published writers, and consultants, and they are almost uniformly professionally and personally successful.Lewis & Clark provides a once in a lifetime experience that is decidedly worth the cost.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 0615 S W Palatine Hill Rd

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +5037687000

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: lclark.edu

Financial aid office: Go to the page

Admissions office: Go to the page

Online application: Go to the page

Net price calculator: Go to the page

Veterans and Military Service members tuition policies: Go to the page

Student-Right-to-Know student athlete graduation rate: Go to the page

Loading...
Was this page helpful?

Thank you for your feedback! % of people found this helpful

Why?