Lewis & Clark College is a private institution with a public conscience; a residential campus with a global reach. In our tight-knit community, we combine classic liberal arts learning with pioneering collaboration. Students here represent the next generation of mindful, global citizens, unafraid to discard conventional thinking and civic complacency, and they study in a beautiful natural setting in the vibrant city of Portland, Oregon. It all adds up to Lewis & Clark: a place where agile minds come to learn, to explore, and to work together.

Academic Programs

  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Education
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Law

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Outdoors
  • Clubs
  • Shuttle
  • Food

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


There is no application fee for Lewis & Clark. Lewis & Clark welcomes first-year applications through Early Decision, Early Action, and Regular Decision, and is test-optional. If you are a student who is graduating from high school in the coming months, or if you are a student who has recently graduated from high school or earned your GED and who has not completed 12 semester credits (18 quarter credits) at another college or university, you should apply as a first-year student.


There is no application fee for Lewis & Clark. Lewis & Clark welcomes transfer applications on a rolling basis, and is test-optional. If you have completed 12 or more semester credits (18 quarter credits) of college coursework after graduating from high school (or earning a GED) and before your enrollment at Lewis & Clark, you should apply as a transfer student. Note: if you are earning college credit while in high school (via Running Start, PSEO, College in the High School, Dual Enrollment, or another program), you should apply as a first-year student.

Additional Information

  • Schedule your visit to Lewis & Clark online, or call us at 800-444-4111. Visit options can include a tour, information session, hosted lunch, class visit, interview, and overnight stay
  • 96% of Lewis & Clark students receive financial assistance, including scholarships and/or need-based aid
  • Choose from 29 majors and 30 minors in a rigorous liberal arts curriculum—where the student-faculty ratio is 12:1
  • Get involved with L&C's 120+ clubs and organizations, ranging from the Fire Arts Club to Students Engaged in Eco-Defense, or our 19 NCAA Division III varsity sports
  • We recognize, celebrate, and support all facets of each individual's identity by providing opportunities for all members of our community to engage in reflective inquiry and grow in the areas of inclusivity, respect, cultural curiosity, and cultural humility
  • 60% of students explore the world on one of 40 different study abroad programs
  • Nike. Intel. Mercy Corps. Literary Arts. Keen. Empire Records.
    That’s just a sample of where you could intern as a student at Lewis & Clark. Our Career Center can help you find your dream internship in one of America's most distinctive cities—Portland, Oregon
  • Our 4-5-6 Commitment gives students clear pathways to academic and professional success, including our graduate education and law school programs

The values that power us at Lewis & Clark are not about winning for the sake of winning. They are about being collaborative, about pursuing innovation even while respecting our deep sense of place and purpose; about crossing borders, breaking through walls, and building understanding.

Wim Wiewel, President, Lewis & Clark College
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615 S. Palatine Hill Road, MSC 32
Portland, OR 97219-7899, United States of America

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