September 23, 2011

Lewis & Clark highlighted on U.S. News & World Report’s college road trip

U.S. News & World Report praises the opportunities for exploration, at home and abroad, at Lewis & Clark.
  • During a College Outdoors program in September, students backpacked Mount Saint Helens. Photo by Hunter Feiss ’15

One of only five Pacific Northwest schools profiled in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” edition, Lewis & Clark stands out with its lush campus and strong commitment to international studies.

The U.S. News & World Report article highlights the College Outdoors program, which offers students hiking, rafting and skiing trips throughout the Northwest. The article also notes the many opportunities at Lewis & Clark for students to study abroad, learning about everything from environmental preservation in Ecuador to biology in East Africa.

The article concludes that what sets Lewis & Clark apart is the “emphasis on multi-dimensional cultural awareness.”

Matthew Rugamba ’13 of Rwanda said, “I just wanted to be with students who knew that Rwanda is not a hotel.”

U.S. News & World Report also ranked Lewis & Clark 15th in the nation for liberal arts colleges with the best undergraduate teaching. Learn more about where Lewis & Clark placed in other 2011 rankings in this recent round-up.