August 13, 2012

Welcome to Lewis & Clark

As new students settle in, campus is buzzing with back-to-school activities.

As the fall semester gets underway, new and continuing students are busy with classes and activities. A series of special programs and events introducing new students to the campus environment includes everything from Exploration and Discovery lectures to a bubble tea party.

The extended orientation program for new students, Beyond NSO, runs through November 2.

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In August, Lewis & Clark welcomed a new group of Pioneers during New Student Orientation, a five-day program designed to provide a variety of educational and social events for the incoming class to meet faculty, staff, and students and to gain tools and knowledge for the coming year. Learn more about NSO in this video, produced by Ethan Allred BA ’12.


New Student Orientation


First-Year Class, 2012-13: Class of 2016

6,514 students applied; 64% admitted
560 students enrolled*
73% from public high schools, 27% private
76% in top quarter of graduating class
17% U.S. students of color
7% International citizens
Ranges for middle 50% of class:

  • GPA 3.5–4.17
  • SAT 1810-2040
  • SAT 1210-1360 (CR + M only)
  • ACT 27–31

*In addition, approximately 60 transfer students