Lewis & Clark College
Portland, OR 97219-7899

Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Lewis & Clark College is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 7,796 applications and 4,284 students were granted admission. Lewis & Clark College is at the #53 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

In Fall 2016, 50% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 47% submitted SAT scores.

Fall 2016 Admitted Students ACT Scores

Out of the total 507 enrollees 251 students submitted ACT score. Below is the score ranges of the submitted test scores.

25% 75%
English 27 33
Math 25 29
Composite 27 31

Fall 2016 Admitted Students SAT Scores

Out of the total 507 enrollees 236 students submitted SAT score. Below is the score ranges of the submitted test scores.

25% 75%
Critical Reading 600 690
Math 590 680
Combined (Math + Reading) 1190 1370

Admission Requirements and Recommendations

Lewis & Clark College uses the following list of admission requirements and recommended documents when evaluating students applications. All documents listed under the "Required" sections must be submitted with your application but those listed under the "Recommended" section are optional.

Please double check with the school to verify the current and complete admission requirements.


  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)


  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Considered but not required

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)

Fall 2016 Applicants Statistics

The following table details the number of students who applied, admitted and erolled in Lewis & Clark College, in Fall 2016.
Men Women Total National Avg.
Applicants 2,804 4,992 7,796
Admitted students 1,443 2,841 4,284
Enrolled students 195 312 507
Acceptance rate 51.5% 56.9% 55% 64%
Yield 13.5% 11% 11.8% 35%

Accepted Credits

The following table outlines which college prepartory work and life expreaince will earn you credits at Lewis & Clark College.

Advanced placement (AP) credits
Dual credit (college credit earned while in high school)
Not Accepted
Credit for life experiences

Admission Deadlines

January 15

  • Regular application
  • Early action applicants will be notified

February 1

  • Transfer application (priority)

March 1

  • SAT Reasoning / ACT scores

April 1

  • Applicants notification date

May 1

  • Students must reply to acceptance offer
  • Housing deposit

July 1

  • Transfer application (regular)

August 1

  • Fall application

November 1

  • Early decision application
  • Early action application

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