Lewis & Clark has a lot to offer, but it depends on the student's motivation and ability to work hard. Some students just sail by with average grades, living it up and smoking up a lot, without really challenging themselves. However, there are many students who are very active and make the most of the opportunities that are available at such a small school. The weather can be depressing and the social atmosphere can be stifling at times. However, if you find your niche at LC, you'll love what you're doing, and a little rain and gossip won't bother you.
There is so much talent to be found in many different areas. Everyone is always willing to help you. It's a common practice for professors to invite you over to their houses for dinner. Most classes are incredibly small and intimate, and open discussion runs rampant. The liberal atmosphere is one that everyone is bound to feel comfortable in. All are encouraged to voice opinions, even if they aren't part of the mainstream way of thinking. Students are encouraged to take action with the issues that mean something and to see outside of the box. This forces them to venture out beyond our own backyards. There is something about this college that makes students feel as if they are a contributing factor to the world, rather than just an inanimate bystander. It makes you feel real.