August 27, 2014

Welcome Back Pioneers

New Student Orientation helps the Class of 2018 settle in to Lewis & Clark.
  • Managing Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship Michael Kaplan, Interim Dean of the College Jerusha Detweiler-Bedell, President Barry Glassner, and Vice President and Provost Jane Atkinson posing with students on move-in day.

New Student Orientation is an exciting time at Lewis & Clark, with new members of the Class of 2018 and transfer students arriving on Palatine Hill from around the world.

This year, the college is welcoming 550 students—78 percent of them in the top quarter of their graduating class and 76 percent with a high school GPA of 3.6 or higher.

Roughly a quarter are U.S. students of color. Some 5 percent are international students, representing 20 countries. The new class comes from states as diverse as New York, California, Florida, and Alaska, representing 38 states in all.


Class of 2018 Stats

  • 5% international students

  • 24% U.S. students of color

  • 78% in top quarter of graduating class

  • 77% from public high schools, 23% private

  • 550 students enrolled

  • 6,286 students applied

At New Student Orientation this week, students are exploring the campus, getting familiar with academic and cocurricular life at the college, learning about the many resources available, and beginning to develop an affinity for the Lewis & Clark community. Students are also meeting with faculty advisors, participating in service projects and College Outdoors trips, and getting to know their new classmates. 

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