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Lewis-Clark State College Admission Requirements

Lewiston, Idaho

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Your chances of getting into Lewis Clark State College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

86.8%
Admission Difficulty for Lewis Clark State College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Lewis-Clark State College is 86.8%.  Its admission rate is the 5th lowest in Idaho.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Lewis-Clark State College and can you get accepted?

Lewis Clark State College is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 3,417 out of the 3,938 who applied were admitted.

Lewis Clark State College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.23. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Lewis-Clark State College?

87% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Lewis Clark State College you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.23 or better
  • Earn B grades in high school
  • Score 980 on the SAT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class

Lewis-Clark State College GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.23

Typical High School Grades 

B

What GPA do you need to get into Lewis Clark State College?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Lewis-Clark State College are to have around a 3.23 high school GPA. You need about average high school grades.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.23 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Lewis-Clark State College accepts 87% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Lewis-Clark State College is 3.23 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B letter grades and regularly score around 83-86 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #7 in Idaho for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Lewis-Clark State College is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.2 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Lewis Clark State College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 4.86% Good
3.75 to 3.99 16.62% Good
3.50 to 3.74 17.14% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 10.49% Avg +
3.00 to 3.24 19.95% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 17.65% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 10.49% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 2.81% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Lewis-Clark State College SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Lewis Clark State College. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 14% of students submitted SAT scores and 1% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

850-1110

Applicants Submitting SAT 

14%
SAT Scores for Lewis Clark State College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 430
Math 25th Percentile 420
Composite 25th Percentile 850
SAT Scores for Lewis Clark State College
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 550
Math 75th Percentile 560
Composite 75th Percentile 1110
Average SAT Score 980

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Lewis Clark State College?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Lewis-Clark State College is 980 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 850-1110. Students who get into Lewis Clark State College score in the top 85 percent of all SAT test takers..  Lewis-Clark State College ranks #7 in the state of Idaho for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 980 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Lewis-Clark State College regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 850 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 850, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 720, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Lewis Clark State College is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 980 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 980, you have around a 87% chance of being admitted. A 1110 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 93% chance of getting in.

Lewis Clark State College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1110 and Above Good >93%
980 to 1110 Avg + 87%-93%
850 to 980 Avg - 78%-87%
720 to 850 Reach 65%-78%
Less than 720 Low <65%
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Lewis-Clark State College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

Not Reported

Applicants Submitting ACT 

1%
ACT Scores for Lewis Clark State College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile N/A
Math 25th Percentile N/A
Composite 25th Percentile N/A
ACT Scores for Lewis Clark State College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile N/A
Math 75th Percentile N/A
Composite 75th Percentile N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

High School Class Rank

57% of Lewis Clark State College freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 27% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted Lewis Clark State College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 9.5%
Top 25% of class 26.8%
Top 50% of class 57%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Lewis Clark State College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,371 1,567 3,938
Accepted 2,067 1,350 3,417
Acceptance Rate 87% 86% 87%
Enrolled 279 217 496
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 16% 15%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Aug 8, 2024

Days left to Apply

116

Applicants have 116 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Aug 8, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Lewis Clark State College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Lewis Clark State College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Lewis Clark State College Application Requirements
Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Recommendations Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Lewis Clark State College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Other Colleges to Apply To 

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=142328 IPEDS survey data for Lewis Clark State College.

FAQs

Does Lewis Clark State College prefer SAT or ACT?

14% of students submit their SAT scores to Lewis-Clark State College. 1% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Lewis Clark State College?

87% of those who apply are granted admission to Lewis-Clark State College. Admission competition is and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Lewis Clark State College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 850 and 1110. The average SAT score is 980. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.