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Lewis and Clark Admission Requirements

Portland, Oregon

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Chances of getting into Lewis & Clark College

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
80%
Admission Difficulty for Lewis & Clark College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very High 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Lewis and Clark and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Lewis and Clark is 80%.  It ranks #7 in Oregon for lowest rate of acceptance. Lewis & Clark College is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 4,486 out of 5,620 applicants were admitted.

The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 15 percent (SAT 1198/1380 ACT 27/31). Lewis & Clark College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.85. 11% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Lewis and Clark application fee is $0 and applications are due by Aug 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Lewis & Clark College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. .

Lewis and Clark SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1198-1380
Applicants Submitting SAT 
-
SAT Scores for Lewis & Clark College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 618
SAT Math 25th 580
SAT Composite 25th 1198
SAT Scores for Lewis & Clark College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 680
SAT Composite 75th 1380
Average SAT Score 1290

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Lewis & Clark College?

Lewis & Clark College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1198 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1110. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1290 out of 1600. Lewis and Clark ranks #1 in Oregon and #132 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Lewis & Clark College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1380 and Above Good >88%
1289 to 1380 Avg + 80%-88%
1198 to 1289 Avg - 68%-80%
1107 to 1198 Reach 53%-68%
Less than 1107 Low <53%
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Lewis and Clark ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
27-31 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
-
ACT Scores for Lewis & Clark College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 27
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 27
ACT Scores for Lewis & Clark College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 29
ACT Composite 75th 31
Average ACT Score 29

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Lewis and Clark?

Admission data indicates that Lewis and Clark regularly accepts students with ACT's of 27 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 15 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 25 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 29 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #1 in Oregon and #123 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Lewis & Clark College.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Lewis & Clark College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
31 and Above Good >88%
29 to 31 Avg + 80%-88%
27 to 29 Avg - 68%-80%
25 to 27 Reach 53%-68%
Less than 25 Low <53%
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Lewis and Clark GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.85
Typical High School Grades 
A-

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

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Lewis and Clark. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Lewis & Clark College was 3.85 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #3 in Oregon for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.85 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Lewis and Clark accepts 80% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Lewis & Clark College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 49.48% Good
3.75 to 3.99 18.3% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 15.59% Reach
3.25 to 3.49 9.77% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 5.82% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 1.04% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

Lewis & Clark College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,622 1,998 5,620
Accepted 2,971 1,515 4,486
Acceptance Rate 82% 76% 80%
Enrolled 328 184 512
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 11% 12% 11%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
311

Applicants have 311 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2023.

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

Lewis & Clark College Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Considered but not required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Considered but not required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Lewis & Clark College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=209056 IPEDS survey data for Lewis & Clark College.

FAQs

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

80% of those who apply are granted admission to Lewis and Clark. Admission competition is and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Lewis & Clark College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1198 and 1380. 0% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Lewis & Clark College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 27 and 31. 0% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.