Skip to Main Content
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
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
About Fort Lewis College...
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

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
Student Loan Options from Lenders
Learn More
  • Rates starting at 4.06% APR + 1% Cash Back
  • No application, origination or disbursement fees
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

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
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.75 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.75 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 52 responses
Report
  • Exploring fun and different!
    40%
  • Exploring
    31%
  • Fun
    8%
  • Open-minded
    8%
  • Different
    6%
  • Selfish
    4%
  • Adventuerer
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
86%
of students say they don't have Greek life.73 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.101 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 48 responses
Report
  • Laid Back
    35%
  • Unique
    29%
  • Supportive
    25%
  • Complex
    6%
  • Uninvolved
    4%

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
Colleges like Fort Lewis College
More

Fort Lewis College Reviews

1,031 reviews
All Categories
The scenery itself is beautiful! This made me feel right at home. I love how classes are just right there. Walking distance is about 10-15 minute walk, depending on where your classes are located. It has just the right amount of students who applied here as year, if you compare it to another college, or say university their population is much more than Durango.
Start Your Review of Fort Lewis College
Rate It!
Being a freshman at Fort Lewis has its perks. There a lot of fun outdoor things to do, if you're a gamer they have clubs for that too! It's beautiful here and events are always happening. The wildlife comes on campus (mainly deer). It's beautiful and there is a indoor track on the second level of the gym.
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.