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U.S. College Road Trip! Episode 41 - Lewis and Clark College


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Lewis & Clark College is a private liberal arts college located in Portland, Oregon which is known for its cool and progressive culture. The campus is considered one of the most beautiful in the U.S., and students have easy access to downtown Portland.


Lewis & Clark College has a significant population of Third Culture Kids (TCKs) or Global Nomads, which are individuals who have spent a significant part of their lifetimes outside their parents' cultures . Approximately 140 TCKs study at Lewis & Clark College each year. Lewis & Clark has support programs for TCKs, including a Third Culture Kids Club.


Notable alumni include author and activist Monica Lewinsky, actor Markie Post (Night Court), U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer and former Oregon Governor Kate Brown.


Some unique things about Lewis & Clark College include:

  • Location: Lewis & Clark College is located in Portland, Oregon, which is known for its vibrant arts and culture scene. The campus is situated on 137 acres of wooded hills in the southwest hills of Portland, offering a beautiful and peaceful environment for students.

  • Academic programs: Lewis & Clark College offers 29 majors, 33 minors, and robust pre-professional programs, with classes taught by professors who make the grade on the U.S. News Best Undergraduate Teaching list. The college offers something most other liberal arts colleges do not: clear and direct pathways to its Graduate School of Education and Counseling and its Law School.

  • Diversity: Lewis & Clark College is known for its diverse student population, with students from 54 countries and 47 U.S. states. The college is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

  • Environmental focus: Lewis & Clark College is committed to sustainability and environmentalism, with a focus on environmental law and policy. The college is home to the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program, which is consistently ranked as one of the top environmental law programs in the country.

  • Athletics: Lewis & Clark College is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division III Northwest Conference. The college offers 19 varsity sports teams, including basketball, cross country, soccer, swimming, and tennis.

  • Graduate programs: Lewis & Clark College has a Graduate School of Education and Counseling and a School of Law, both of which are highly regarded. The School of Law is best known for its environmental law program

The most recent information shows that the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 admissions cycle was 79%, with 4,385 students admitted out of 5,519 applicants. The average SAT score for admitted students is between 1200-1400, and the average ACT score is between 26-31.


Here’s the link for admissions to learn more. https://college.lclark.edu/offices/admissions/

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