About Fort Lewis College

Founded in 1911, Fort Lewis College. is a Public college. Located in Colorado, which is a city setting in Colorado, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 3,590 full time undergraduate students, and 10 full time graduate students.

The Fort Lewis College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 18:1. There are 179 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Fort Lewis College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate92%
Application Deadline
Application Fee40
SAT Range940-1120
ACT Range19-24

Admissions at FLC are considered Less Selective, with ,28% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 19 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

65% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 31% were in the top quarter, and 11% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Fort Lewis College.

Fort Lewis College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    50 Students rated on-campus housing 3.4 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    45 Students rated off-campus housing 3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    58 Students rated campus food 2.6 stars. 7 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    60 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    60 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 72 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    60 Students rated school activities 4.3 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    62 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    61 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Fort Lewis College?

32 Students rated Fort Lewis College

Madison - 12/19/2023

Academically, it’s a pretty great school. It’s pretty easy to cruise along and get good grades with doing the bare minimum. It’s called Fort Leisure for a reason. But there’s SOOOO many clubs and organizations you can join. It’s also a very inclusive school, where there’s resource centers for native, black, queer, and Hispanic and Latino students. There’s a food pantry for students to get food for free, and first year students get a free ski pass ( doesn’t apply to transfer students.) It’s in southern Colorado, so of course there’s gonna be mj, but I’ve also heard stories of people doing shrooms and coke, so just be aware of that. People will party on a weekday.

rhys - 01/19/2023

Fort Lewis is not the worst school, however it is not great either. The dining hall is awful along with the bookstore. There are very little resources available when you need them. The class size is nice, however it is hard to get into many classes. There is many instances where they are full.

Laurel - 02/11/2021

Overall great school. Durango culture is pretty laid back so it is important to be self motivated - you definitely get out what you put in. Lots of diversity and many chances to get involved on and off campus. There are lots of resources available for students. Small class sizes make building relationships with professors very accessible, and the school is willing to work with you to make sure you can explore everything you want to, from multiple majors to an nontraditional degree track, etc.

Dylan - 02/10/2021

Loved my experience at FLC. Not the most challenging but I felt I was offered a good direction for potential careers. You will get out of the degree what you put in. One of the best things is that the class sizes are small which leaves plenty of space to connect with professors.

Fort Lewis College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Fort Lewis College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Fort Lewis College is 92%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I would tell myself not to worry. I worried a lot about the transition to a college so far away. But now I know that colleges are aware that the transition can be hard and really try to eliminate that fear. I would also tell myself to not forget about my family. Even though they are far away, it doesn't mean I can't still talk to them. Family is a great solid foundation that I forgot about and realized I needed way later in the year. So I would tell myself to call them more often, just to chat. The biggest thing I would say though, is to stay true to myself. While it is good to try new things that are outside of my comfort zone, it is also important to realize why I feel that way and stay strong with my own morals. I would tell myself to stand out and not get washed away with everyone else; because it is important to do what feels right no matter what others are telling you. Most likely, you have that gut instinct for a very good reason.

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    My school is located in a small mountain area. Traveling to and from this location can be difficult in the winter. Airfare directly in and out of our local airport is expensive.

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  4. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about my school is that there are not many social outlets such as nice malls and social atrratctions in the city of Durango

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  5. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Fort lewis college is liberal.

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  6. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I brag about all of the things I get to do. Fort Lewis does a great job at getting the students involved in the great outdoors. They have a great group called OP (stands for Outdoor Pursuits). With a minimal fee, you are able to rent out a bunch of outdoor gear to do anything from camping to climbing, to kayaking. I love that the school caters to people who enjoy the outdoors. It has really made me appreciate nature and my school more, simply by making my adventures possible.

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  7. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    The school is best known for its surrounding view. The campus is centered around surrounding mountain ranges. The view is breathtaking. Durango is also a great area to explore the outdoors while getting an education. Fort Lewis has some very challenging majors. They have a great Psychology program as well as a great Business program. Beginning the fall of 2013 they will have their first Graduate program in education, another great program.

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  8. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The professors for the business department are people who had extremely high positions in their field, such as CEO's, and came to Durango so we, the students, get more practical knowledge on the subject. Also, the business department is fully accreted.

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  9. What's unique about your campus?

    Fort Lewis College is an very open liberal arts college, where teachers encourage students to find out what they want to do with their lives. This means that the teachers really want us to succeed.

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  10. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?


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  11. Describe the students at your school.

    There are so many different types of students that go here that no matter what kind of person you consider yourself, you will find friends.

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  12. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Someone who is seeking a community feeling both on campus and in town. Someone who is progressively minded and forward thinking. A student who enjoys small personal intimate classes. Someone who is responsible and takes advantage of having small classes and professors that are available to them. Someone who enjoys the outdoors and is environmentally minded. A sense of cultural acceptance.

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  13. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    A shy book worm

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

96% of students attending Fort Lewis College receive some sort of financial aid. 35% were awarded federal grants. While 51% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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