Fort Lewis College

2014 Quick Stats
1000 Rim Drive

Durango, CO 81301

Phone: (970) 247-7010
2013-2014 Tuition
male /
Aug. 1
application deadline

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National Liberal Arts Colleges

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Fort Lewis College is a public institution that was founded in 1911. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,891, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 362 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Fort Lewis College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,922 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $17,762 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Fort Lewis College is Colorado's innovative public liberal arts and sciences college, focused on preparing students for leadership in their careers and communities. The College offers 98 academic options in the School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, the School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and the School of Business Administration. Students pursue academic excellence in a uniquely inspiring, thought-provoking setting. Located in Durango, at the crossroads of the San Juan Mountains and the desert Southwest, Fort Lewis College uses its location and heritage as educational resources, with dedicated faculty who give a high degree of attention to individual students.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1911
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $5,931,946


When applying to Fort Lewis College, it's important to note the application deadline is August 1, and the early action deadline is January 15. The application fee at Fort Lewis College is $40. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 87.3 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 87.3%
Application deadline August 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Fort Lewis College is 19:1, and the school has 53.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Fort Lewis College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 62.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 19:1
4-year graduation rate 19%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 22%
Social Sciences 12%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 8%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 7%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 7%

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Student Life

Fort Lewis College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,891, with a gender distribution of 50.7 percent male students and 49.3 percent female students. Fort Lewis College is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 3,891
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Fort Lewis College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Fort Lewis College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Fort Lewis College, 80 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Fort Lewis College.

Students who have cars on campus 80%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Fort Lewis College, 70.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $7,171.

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In-state tuition and fees $6,922 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $17,762 (2013-14)
Room and board $10,046 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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