About Lewis & Clark

Lewis & Clark is a private institution with a public conscience, a residential campus with global reach. Students and faculty throughout all three of Lewis & Clark’s schools—the undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School of Education and Counseling, and the School of Law—pursue new ways of knowing by combining classic liberal learning with pioneering collaboration. 

Lewis & Clark students on the first ever overseas program in Japan.


More than 11,000 students have participated in our overseas and off-campus programs since they began in 1962.

Professor Freddy Vilches at a round table with 4 other students looking over study materials.


Lewis & Clark College has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1.

Aerial view of the undergraduate campus.


Our beautiful campus sits on 137 wooded acres in Portland.

Class of 2025 on the Glade


As of fall 2021, there are 2,096 degree-seeking students enrolled at Lewis & Clark College.

Norma Velazquez Ulloa meeting with a student in the Biology lab.


Lewis & Clark offers 29 majors and 32 minors.

Lewis & Clark College, Graduation, Commencement Ceremony, Romeo Dillaire speaker, Portland, Ore...


Lewis & Clark’s 4-5-6 Commitment can help you make the most of your future.

Professor Ken Clifton leading a safari in Tarangire.


Sixty percent of our undergraduates study overseas as part of their Lewis & Clark education. 

L&C students kayaking on a College Outdoors trip.


Ninety percent of Lewis & Clark undergraduates participate in at least one College Outdoors trip.

Students presenting at the 2020 Winterim pitch competition.


Within six months of graduation, 96% of the Lewis & Clark Class of 2020 was already changing the world through employment (72%) and continuing studies (24%).

Aerial view of the campus with Portland in the background.


We’re on Newsweek’s list of “50 Best Colleges in Big Cities.”

Cool School

We’re ranked 30th on the Sierra Club’s “Cool Schools” list.

Mount Hood, as seen from the campus gardens, shines during a beautiful sunset.


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

Top 100

Lewis & Clark is in the top 100 on U.S. News and World Report’s “Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” list. 

Our students represent the next generation of global thinkers and leaders, unafraid to discard conventional thinking, civic complacency, and outmoded preconceptions. Yet they value what Lewis & Clark offers: an education built from the time-tested elements of careful study, original research, and spirited debate.

So what makes the experience of our students unique? How about the inspiring beauty of our natural setting, on 137 wooded acres in Portland’s southwest hills. Or our rich history and our diverse, multicultural present. Or our commitment to interdisciplinary academic learning, as well as community engagement here in Portland and around the world.

Add to this our well-stocked libraries, award-winning green buildings, and outstanding athletic facilities; our implementation of technology and the innovative research it allows; and above all our committed and engaged students, teachers, mentors, staff, alumni, donors, and friends. It all adds up to Lewis & Clark, a place where agile minds come to learn, to explore, and to work together.


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