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Undergraduate Facts & Figures (2016-2017)

A snapshot of Lewis & Clark’s College of Arts and Sciences compiled from various official Institutional Research reports. For accessibility, see written data below links.

College of Arts and Sciences Enrollment (as of October 1, 2016, the official census and reporting date)

Undergraduate Enrollment: 2134 total, 2033 degree seeking; Degree Seeking Students by Class level: 506 New First Year, 50 New Transfer Students, 46 continuing first year level students, 534 continuing sophomores level students, 470 continuing junior level students, 426 continuing senior level students; Percentage of students who live on campus: 99% of first year CAS students, 69% of all degree seeking CAS students, 67% of all CAS students; Varsity Athletics Participation: 18%; Gender breakdown: 62% female; 38% male; First Generation Students: 13%; Federal Pell eligible: 19%; TCK: 132 (6.5% of degree seeking student body); Racial & Ethnicity breakdown: 24% Students of Color.  American Indian/Alaska Native 21 (1.03%), Asian American 122 (6%), Black or African American 47 (2.31%), Hispanic or Latino 214 (10.53%), Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 10 (.49%), Race or Ethnicity Unknown 106 (5.21%), Two or more races 70 (3.44%), White 1339 (65.86%) 

US States Represented: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming; and Washington D.C. as well as several US Territories and overseas military bases.

Countries Outside U.S. Represented: China, United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Ireland, India, Germany, South Korea, Hungary, Israel, Australia, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Ecuador, France, Italy, Swaziland, Switzerland, Congo, Costa Rica, Finland, Guatemala, Iran, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Tanzania, Vietnam, Armenia, Aruba, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Brazil, Byelarus, Chile, Cuba, Denmark, Egypt, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Greece, Haiti, Indonesia, Latvia, Macao, Moldova, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Paracel Islands, Peru, Portugal, Republic of Georgia, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela, Zimbabwe;

Overseas and Off Campus Programs: 285 students planning to study in one of 20 overseas/off campus programs for at least one term this academic year;

Admissions Data

New First Year Students: 7,797 Applicants; 4,285 Admitted Applicants; 506 Enrolled first year students. New Transfer Students: 297 Applicants; 163 Admitted Applicants; 51 Enrolled transfer students.

Average Weighted Academic High School GPA of Incoming First Year Students: 3.9; Of those in the incoming class who submitted test scores, the middle 50% scored between 1200-1363 on the SAT and 27-31 on the ACT.

Please note:  Sat score ranges reflect the Critical Reading + Math portions of the exams administered prior to March 2016 only.  To compare to the SAT results for exams taken March 2016 or later, please consult the College Board’s concordance tables at


College of Arts & Sciences Faculty and Classroom Data (as of November 1, 2015)

Faculty to Student ratio: 1:12; Average Class Size: 18; Full-Time Equivalence (FTE) Faculty: 166 (133 Full time and 99 part time).  90% of full time Faculty have earned the highest degree (PhD or other terminal degree); 78% of full time faculty are tenured or on the tenure track.  20% of full time faculty hold the rank of Professor, 41% Associate Professor, 28% Assistant Professor, 9% Instructors and 2% hold the rank of Lecturer.  Fifty percent of the faculty are women, 50% men.

Race and Ethnicity of CAS Faculty: American Indian/Alaska Native 1 (.38%), Asian American 17 (6.5%), Black or African American 5 (1.9%), Hispanic or Latino 18 (6.9%), Two or more races 8 (3.1%), Race or Ethnicity unknown 1 (.38%), White 211 (80.8%).

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Charts, maps, and graphs created using Infogram.  Updated October 27, 2016.