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Lewis and Clark Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Lewis & Clark College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Lewis & Clark College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Lewis and Clark and can I get accepted? The school has a 71% acceptance rate ranking it #8 in Oregon for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,500 out of 6,305 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 14 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.

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Lewis and Clark SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Lewis & Clark College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 670
SAT Math 25th 610
SAT Composite 25th 1280
SAT Scores for Lewis & Clark College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 730
SAT Math 75th 710
SAT Composite 75th 1440
Average SAT Score 1360

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

Lewis & Clark College typically requires applicants to be in the top 14 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1280 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 1200. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1360 out of 1600. The school ranks #2 in Oregon for highest average SAT composite score. 46 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Lewis & Clark College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1440 and Above Good >81%
1360 to 1440 Avg + 71%-81%
1280 to 1360 Avg - 59%-71%
1200 to 1280 Reach 46%-59%
Less than 1200 Low <46%
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Lewis and Clark ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
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 30
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. 48 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Lewis & Clark College.

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 + 71%-81%
27 to 29 Avg - 59%-71%
25 to 27 Reach 46%-59%
Less than 25 Low <46%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into Lewis & Clark College. 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 71% 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 Admission Chances
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

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%

Admission Statistics

Lewis & Clark College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,050 2,255 6,305
Accepted 3,023 1,477 4,500
Acceptance Rate 75% 65% 71%
Enrolled 293 233 526
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 10% 16% 12%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2019
Days left to Apply

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Lewis & Clark College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Lewis & Clark College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
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.