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Lewis and Clark College

Lewis & Clark is a private institution with a public conscience, a residential campus with global reach. Students and faculty throughout all three of Lewis & Clark’s schools—the College of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School of Education and Counseling, and the Law School—pursue new ways of knowing by combining classic liberal learning with pioneering collaboration. 

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Lewis & Clark’s journey from pioneer vision to premier institution of higher education began in 1867, 60 miles south of present-day Portland. In that year, the Presbytery of Oregon secured a charter from the state legislature. The church partnered with the town of Albany to fund and build a two-story building on the town’s College Square site, and a school was born.


The Office of Institutional Research (IR) serves as a reliable source for current and historical information about various facets of Lewis & Clark College. Select from the links below to access facts & figures for the current year or trend data for an historical perspective. Additional information can be accessed via the links to the right.


Lewis & Clark’s motto defines why it’s such a great place to work! Employees join a learning community that rewards ideas and resourcefulness, and embraces the common good and a sense of social justice. The campus is located on 137 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds in Portland’s southwest hills.


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While you are on our campus, consider attending one of the outstanding academic and cultural events featuring our own faculty and students and leaders from around the world. The Hoffman Gallery (open September through May) is also an engaging place to visit, emphasizing work at the forefront of the contemporary tradition: challenging, provocative, and international in scope.

Library services

Located at the heart of the undergraduate campus, Lewis & Clark’s Watzek Library is an ideal setting for research, study and collaboration. Serving undergraduate and graduate students, Watzek provides rich collections of print and electronic resources and friendly librarians to help students with their research projects. 

ICT services

Facilitating communication and learning and supporting your connects to people and information, technology is part of the fabric of Lewis & Clark. With ready access to computing labs,high-speed network connections in the residence halls, an ever-expanding wireless network, e-mail, voice mail, and other applications, our community members have ready access to each other and others around the world.

Medical services

The Student Health Service serves the students from the College of Arts and Sciences, the Law School, and the Graduate School.  Our goal is to provide safe, quality health care for students in the Lewis and Clark community so that they may thrive academically and personally during their years at Lewis and Clark. 

Student Life

Campus life

Our campus is well known for its beauty. Its woods, carefully tended gardens, and mix of historical and contemporary Northwest art and architecture make it a unique and distinctive location. It is also a fun and lively hub of activity for most of the year, with amenities and resources to fit your group’s needs whenever your event takes place.

Sports facilities

Academics and activities go hand in hand at Lewis & Clark as part of a balanced‚ interesting‚ and rewarding college experience. A variety of College offices and student groups offer a range of opportunities to enhance personal development and leadership for all students at Lewis & Clark. The College offers nearly 70 different student clubs, teams, and other organizations.

Student clubs

The commitment of students to the public interest has long played a central role in the law school’s public interest offerings. The pro bono program, summer stipends, LRAP, and the certificate were all started or proposed by  student-run organizations. We invite you to explore them all.


Lewis & Clark is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Lewis & Clark is a member of the American Council on Education, the Association of American Colleges, the College Entrance Examination Board, and the Northwest Association of Private Colleges and Universities.

Milwaukie, Oregon, United States

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