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Portland, Oregon

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Chances of getting into Lewis & Clark College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
72.2%
Admission Difficulty for Lewis & Clark College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Lewis and Clark and can I get accepted? The school has a 72% acceptance rate ranking it #5 in Oregon for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,231 out of 5,863 applicants were admitted making Lewis and Clark a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 18 percent. Lewis & Clark College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 12% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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
1220-1400
Applicants Submitting SAT
-
SAT Scores for Lewis & Clark College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 630
SAT Math 25th 590
SAT Composite 25th 1220
SAT Scores for Lewis & Clark College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 710
SAT Math 75th 690
SAT Composite 75th 1400
Average SAT Score 1310

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 22 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1220 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 1130. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1310 out of 1600. The school ranks #2 in Oregon for highest average SAT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Lewis & Clark College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1400 and Above Good >81%
1310 to 1400 Avg + 72%-81%
1220 to 1310 Avg - 60%-72%
1130 to 1220 Reach 47%-60%
Less than 1130 Low <47%
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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 28
ACT Math 25th 25
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 #2 in Oregon for highest average ACT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Lewis & Clark College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 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 >81%
29 to 31 Avg + 72%-81%
27 to 29 Avg - 60%-72%
25 to 27 Reach 47%-60%
Less than 25 Low <47%
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Lewis and Clark GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.9
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 3.9 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #1 in Oregon for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Lewis and Clark accepts 72% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Lewis & Clark College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 62% Good
3.50 to 3.75 17% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 12% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 7% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 2% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

76% of Lewis & Clark College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Lewis & Clark College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 39%
Top 25% of class 76%
Top 50% of class 96%
Bottom 50% of class 4%
Bottom 25% of class 1%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Lewis & Clark College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,831 2,032 5,863
Accepted 2,863 1,368 4,231
Acceptance Rate 75% 67% 72%
Enrolled 309 198 507
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 11% 14% 12%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
288

Applicants have 288 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2022.

Application Fee

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

Admission Requirements

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

Lewis & Clark College Admission 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 Considered but not 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?

72% of those who apply are granted admission to Lewis and Clark. Admission competition is low 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 1220 and 1400. 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.