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

Fort Lewis College is Colorado's crossroads of education and adventure. We offer 40 majors in the arts, business, engineering, sciences, humanities, 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. And what a beautiful place to learn: our campus sits on a mesa above historic Durango and overlooks the southern Rocky Mountains, which are both our playgrounds and our classrooms.

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
92%
SAT Range
940-1120
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
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Cost

Net Price
$17,918/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,736/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,254/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,646/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,844/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,638/ year

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
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.71 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.71 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,178Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 48 responses
Report
  • Exploring fun and different!
    38%
  • Exploring
    33%
  • Fun
    8%
  • Open-minded
    8%
  • Different
    6%
  • Selfish
    4%
  • Adventuerer
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
87%
of students say they don't have Greek life.69 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.97 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • Laid Back
    36%
  • Supportive
    27%
  • Unique
    25%
  • Complex
    7%
  • Uninvolved
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
73%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.44 responses
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Fort Lewis College is a school where students can participate in multiple club activities and sports. As an alumnus, I have had the chance to enjoy my college life by entering in the AIGA club on campus. This club is for graphic designers to participate in different activities that improves a designers skills and knowledge. Fort Lewis College also has programs like TRIO that help students improve academically and have resources for one-on-one tutoring. What I like about this college is that professors help students achieve in their academic skills by setting real-life examples in the classroom and in grading. What Fort Lewis can improve on would be having more financial advisors that can help students who have deeper problems within financial needs.
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Fort Lewis College is located in a very touristy and busy Durango. This takes back the entire experience of attending college here for me. The dorms seem pretty decent, but definitely overpriced. I'm majoring in Biology and I feel like classes here are fairly easy compared to the University I just transferred from. I also feel like the staff at Fort Lewis has no clue what they're doing. Things get lost all the time, they take forever to get back with you, hidden fees always come up. The Native American tuition waiver is great! The SOLE reason I am attending Fort Lewis actually. If you're into smoking weed, then this place is 100% for you. Haven't found a huge group of people who like drinking and don't want to get belligerent every time. Overall, Fort Lewis is a decent college with opportunities for everyone somewhere, but it's definitely not a top tier college by any means. If you're debating this college with another one you think you'll like, give the other one a try.
The campus is not all that huge, but i love that about it! The location is in the mountains, where everything is so natural and beautiful. There are deer roaming the campus, and occasionally walk with you to class (not exaggerating). The classes are smaller than universities which makes it easier for the professor to get to know the students and help accommodate to their learning abilities and preferences. Professors and helpful and very open minded. There are a wide variety of courses offered, and since it is a liberal arts school, it is important in the curriculum for there to be a little of every subject, not only to learn about your major, but it is important to be well rounded in all subjects, to know and be able to pertain to all information around you. Most professors even love to be involved in outdoor activities with students in clubs, and also have class outside and not in the classrooms most days. It is a great and immersiable experience here at Fort Lewis College.