Lewis & Clark College Reviews

3.77 out of 5 stars
(17 Reviews)
  • Portland (OR)
  • Annual Tuition: $50,934
82% of 17 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 17 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 8/19/2015
Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2009
"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."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Bea - 8/10/2015
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2014
"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."
2.6 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 7/20/2015
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014
"I really enjoyed how small the classes were and the individual attention that I received from faculty."
3.6 out of 5 stars
Lewis Student - 6/30/2015
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2012
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Genny J. - 4/7/2015
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2007
"L&C was a wonderful college. I transferred in halfway from the University of Washington. The difference between the two was night and day. L&C was a caring, nurturing, tight-knit college community and it really helped develop my critical thinking skills, communication and public speaking skills and encouraged dialogue and constructive conflict. The school helps to instill a connection and care for the environment and the rest of the planet. Even if you aren't majoring in Global Studies or Environmental Science, the understanding that we're all members of the same planet and the same community in woven throughout the school. While I unfortunately didn't take advantage, the school has an amazing study abroad program and the vast majority of the students participate. Students can go to an amazing array of places for their study abroad which is pretty amazing for such a small school."
3.3 out of 5 stars
Kylie - 8/22/2013
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2010
"Lewis & Clark is an amazing school. There are so many opportunities for students, it's almost overwhelming. In some ways I wish I could go back and do it all again -- mainly because I chose my major late in the game. Because Lewis & Clark is a liberal arts college, there were so many courses and extra curricular things to do, I found it hard to narrow my scope and really tap into everything LC had for me."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 5/24/2013
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2007
"It was a perfect fit for me- small class sizes, time to establish real relationships with professors, a campus of like-minded students which helped me establish an amazing community of people. There was a strong focus on international life with language requirements and great study abroad programs, etc... I was able to Major and minor and still take elective courses to explore all my interests. They took my transfer credits from Running Start (community college during high school) which allowed me to immediately enter into upper level courses. Yes. I had a passion for it, although a more practical degree would have given me more opportunities before returning to a MA program. It applies to my job now, even though it is technically unrelated. It gave me a deep understanding of how society works and the social behaviors I see in teaching each day. If possible, explore your interests before arriving, so you can declare your major early on. That way you can choose a college that fits your interests and has the resources for your major. You also have more flexibility to explore other courses besides your major later in your college experience. Choose to study something you are passionate in and the money usually follows."
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