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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
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
83%
SAT Range
1020-1210
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$18,208/ 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
$10,850/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
92%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
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.77 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.77 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,921Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
379
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 54 responses
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  • Exploring fun and different!
    39%
  • Exploring
    30%
  • Fun
    7%
  • Open-minded
    7%
  • Different
    6%
  • Diverse
    6%
  • Selfish
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
84%
of students say they don't have Greek life.75 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.103 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 50 responses
Report
  • Laid Back
    34%
  • Unique
    28%
  • Supportive
    24%
  • Complex
    6%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • Uninvolved
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $35,200/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    40%
    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
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    Fort Lewis College Reviews

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    The outdoor experience, friends, awesome town, and education! I went to almost all of the athletic games and it was an awesome experience. Skiing, hiking, camping are just minutes away. Awesome school activities which includes intramurals and a great workout gym. Met some of the best friends I'll ever meet and I have never regretted my decision choosing this college.
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    I came here to experience learning about the great outdoors through their one of a kind Adventure Education program. This school regardless of the department is very student focused all the way down to class ratios. I recommend it for anyone wanting a sentimental education and for whoever seeks REAL hands on experience and networking for jobs/internships!
    Fort Lewis College is amazing. This wasn’t my first choice of college, it was my second but overall I’m really loving it. The campus is great, academics/professors are very understanding also helpful, student life is the best I’ve experienced and I love the scenery so much. You get to have a full-college experience and have so many opportunities in & outside of campus. 100% recommended!