Lewis & Clark College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (13)
LC is incredibly photogenic and is a great spot for 1:1 teaching. Having transferred from a large state school, I appreciated that aspect of the college tremendously and felt valued and encouraged to advocate for my education in the classroom. That said, the school is also isolated and getting on/off campus is difficult. This can make being on the hill alienating and give the feeling of being trapped. Definitely take a closer look at how administration is dealing with the demands of the Black Student Union and the protests that are happening in the wake of an absent president (the weeks of November 2015) before considering applying here. Safety, both as a black student and non-black poc students is suspect. Mental health, the availability of counselors, and the process of believing survivors of sexual assault should also be investigated.
Quality professors & education. Environmentally and social-consciousness-focused student body. A lot of student bands, and a generally active student body.
Engaged smart students. Caring staff. Overlook the stereotypes and you will find your niche
Lewis & Clark provided a very special college experience. It's a small school with a beautiful campus. My professors and peers were intelligent, curious, thoughtful people, and I learned a lot about myself over my 4 years there. Overall, I wouldn't trade my experience there for any university experience.
Lewis & Clark is a great school. Very progressive, focused on service and community engagement, while still providing a high quality education.
Wonderful experience at LC. Small classes, great professors, thoughtful students. If you can afford the high cost of attending a small, private liberal arts college, I highly recommend Lewis & Clark.
I wish Lewis & Clark provided guidance on how to transform a liberal arts education into marketable job skills. This proved to be the primary takeaway after leaving. LC gives its students a fantastic education, but encourages its alums to participate in non-profit endeavors or to go to grad school, not necessarily to build a career. Additionally, I wish more importance was placed on extracurriculars.
The professors are passionate and always thrilled to discuss topics that come up in class, or their research, your ideas, and more. I have so much respect for the profs who taught me. There will be more- and less-motivated students everywhere, but for the most part my peers were invested in their educations and committed to participating in class too. Students are engaged in building a better campus community as well, and haven't been afraid to take a stance if there was something they wanted changed too. Most classes in the social sciences or humanities involve a lot of fascinating class discussions, which doesn't work well for everyone, but it's amazing for those of us who thrive in interactive learning environments. The study-abroad programs are absolutely incredible as well. The one major downside of a small college like L&C is that not every class is offered every semester once you get past the 100-level, so you have to plan ahead a bit to be sure you're getting all the classes you need in the right order, especially if you're studying abroad.
I really enjoyed how small the classes were and the individual attention that I received from faculty.
Lewis & Clark college is a beautiful campus with many students who care about academics just as much as they care about the social aspects. Food is delicious in the bon and the dorms are nice enough. Class sizes are very small and you can truly get to know your professor.