• “Lewis & Clark pushed me out of my comfort zone in regard to people I would associate with, which allowed me to build connections that I value so much and otherwise would not have made.”
    Alan Misael Gaxiola BA ’21
    Juan José Ríos, Sinaloa, México, and Phoenix, Arizona
    Recent grad Alan felt connected to L&C the minute he stepped foot on campus, even though the Pacific Northwest environment was incredibly different from where he grew up.
    More about Alan
  • “The liberal arts allow you to flourish in what you know best, while also helping you to explore new disciplines and take on challenges outside of your comfort zone.”
    Aubrey Roché BA ’23
    Beaverton, Oregon
    Outside of the classroom, Aubrey puts her English major to work as an editor of the Pioneer Log school newspaper. Working with such an amazing group of people has helped her grow as a person and a peer.
    More about Aubrey
  • “I wanted to come here to continue to play the sport I love. When I saw the incredible campus and interacted with some of the faculty, choosing Lewis & Clark was a no-brainer.”
    Jordan Gonzalez BA ’21
    Chandler, Arizona
    Alumnus Jordan remembers how much he changed and grew at L&C, thanks, in part, to his amazing faculty mentors. Now’s he earning his PhD in chemistry at UCLA!
    More about Jordan
  • “The community I found through L&C has changed me and will continue to change me throughout my life.”
    Shalini Hanstad BA ’22
    Seattle, Washington
    Commencement senior speaker Shalini discovered the transformative power of community in many ways as a student. One of her most powerful experiences was performing in the Race Monologues all four years.
    More about Shalini
  • “After my campus visit, I could see myself among the students at L&C and I had a gut feeling I would belong.”
    Natalie Zoz BA ’23
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Natalie is working toward a degree in computer science while double minoring in Chinese and data science. She finds studying the liberal arts challenges your view of the world and cultivates you into a more open-minded and inquisitive learner.
    More about Natalie
  • <a href="/live/image/gid/677/width/650/94169_DSC06504-introcrop.jpg" class="lw_preview_image"> <picture class="lw_image lw_image94169"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/677/width/550/height/550/crop/1/94169_DSC06504-introcrop.rev.1651532506.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/677/width/550/height/550/crop/1/94169_DSC06504-introcrop.rev.1651532506.webp 2x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/677/width/550/height/550/crop/1/94169_DSC06504-introcrop.rev.1651532506.jpg 2x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/677/width/550/height/550/crop/1/94169_DSC06504-introcrop.rev.1651532506.jpg" alt="Our admissions student ambassadors and fellows are eager to welcome you to campus! Photo by Suhai..." width="550" height="550" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/677/width/550/height/550/crop/1/94169_DSC06504-introcrop.rev.1651532506.jpg 2x" data-max-w="1110" data-max-h="1110" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a> <figcaption class="homepage-intro_image_caption">Our admissions <a class="waffle-rich-text-link" href="https://college.lclark.edu/offices/admissions/get_to_know_us/fellows/">student ambassadors and fellows</a> are eager to welcome you to campus! Photo by Suhail Akram BA ’24.</figcaption>

Welcome!

Lewis & Clark students are the best, and we’re so excited about the amazing incoming class who has committed to joining us this fall. We can’t wait for new students to delve into our incredible academics, get into the groove of the Pacific Northwest lifestyle, and integrate into our warm, welcoming community. Maybe L&C is the place for you, too … how about planning a visit to find out?

Get to Know Us

  • Chris Ohman BS ’77

    describes his favorite memory while at Lewis & Clark.
    Chris Ohman BS ?77
  • Jenn Burleton

    gives a brief overview of the TransActive Gender Project.
    Portrait of Jenn Burleton, Founder and director of the TransActive Gender Project.
  • Visiting Assistant Professor Heather Ashley Hayes

    shares what she loves about our vibrant community.
    Visiting Assistant Professor Heather Ashley Hayes

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  • 53%

    Fifty-three percent of our graduates have taken three or more arts courses.

  • 24%

    Accomplishment in the arts is important to 24 percent of first-year L&C students, compared to 15 percent at peer institutions.

  • Green

    Our commitment to sustainability has earned us a spot on Princeton Review’s “Green Colleges” list.

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