Lewis & Clark College

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Lewis & Clark College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Portland, OR, a predominately urban area. Lewis & Clark College has an enrollment of around 3,400 students.

Students can submit either the SAT Exam or ACT scores to this school. A score within the range of 1220 to 1400 on the SAT exam, or 27 to 31 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Lewis & Clark College average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.55 - 3.71. 72% of all those who apply are admitted to Lewis & Clark College, from which 12% choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at college.lclark.edu.

Overall Lewis & Clark College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Lewis & Clark College was reported as 72.2% in Fall 2020 with over 5,860 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 27 - 31
  • Average GPA: 3.55 - 3.71

How Hard Is It to Get into Lewis & Clark College?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Lewis & Clark College has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Lewis & Clark College has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 55.0%
  • 2017-2018: 71.4%
  • 2018-2019: 73.8%
  • 2019-2020: 72.2%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 65.4%

How Does Lewis & Clark College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Lewis & Clark College is twenty-seven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Reed College39.5%
Pacific Northwest College of Art87.6%
Warner Pacific College97.4%
University of Portland76.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • School Records are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Lewis & Clark College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading630 - 710
Math590 - 690
Total Score1220 - 1400
ACT®Score Range
English28 - 34
Math25 - 29
Composite Score27 - 31
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