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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
From Fort Lewis College

Fort Lewis College is at Colorado's crossroads of education and adventure. We offer 55 majors in the arts, business, engineering, sciences, humanities, social sciences, and teacher education. We are proud of our dedication to small classes, a liberal arts perspective, and hands-on experiences that foster entrepreneurship, leadership, creativity, and life-long learning. Our beautiful campus sits on a mesa overlooking historic Durango and the southern Rocky Mountains where live, play, and learn.

Fort Lewis College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
91%
SAT Range
1010-1200
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$18,522/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$11,637/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
93%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.67 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.82 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.82 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    7%
  • On Campus
    92%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,883Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
389
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 56 responses
Report
  • Exploring fun and different!
    38%
  • Exploring
    29%
  • Open-minded
    13%
  • Different
    7%
  • Fun
    7%
  • Selfish
    4%
  • Adventuerer
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
85%
of students say they don't have Greek life.80 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.108 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 55 responses
Report
  • Laid Back
    31%
  • Unique
    29%
  • Supportive
    24%
  • Complex
    5%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • Uninvolved
    4%
  • Fake
    2%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $35,200/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    44%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    92%
    National
    83%
    73%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.44 responses

    Fort Lewis College Reviews

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    In regards to any question or clarification throughout my application process, Fort's staff has been exceptional. With constant updates and reminders, you can rest assured application process and any help will be easy and available. The staff of Fort Lewis really personalizes with each student and makes you feel important- not just another applicant and/or student. With even more flexibility, you don't have to contact strictly through email but also text right off of your phone!
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    Though I am still currently attending Fort Lewis College, my experiences so far could not be more memorable. While managing both academics and athletics at the college level, Fort Lewis provides numerous resources to make this possible. The faculty and administrators go out of their way to assist you on your pathway to success. I am overall very pleased with my decision of choosing Fort Lewis College to continue my academic and athletic career. Fort Lewis offers a very welcoming atmosphere for students all around the world, and I feel proud to be a Skyhawk! Truly, Fort Lewis College has given me a great college experience, and I can't wait to continue another three years at this institution that I call home.
    With my experience of online classes are organized because they use the same format that is similar to the program that my high school used. It's like learning in class because you can see your Professor and directions that they give are simple. The only tiny problem is have to figure if they are going to be holding classes on the day that they scheduled or just cancel class that day. Or another situation is the Professors having to change their minds of changing the class day of meeting in person instead of online, but they will email you that morning or the day before which is a plus. Learning online is not hard to figure out because this generation of students have at least had some experience with technology, like their phone's, tablets, and laptop/computers.