#8 Best Public Universities in Colorado

Fort Lewis College

Durango, Colorado

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Fort Lewis College overview
Location Durango, Colorado
Online fortlewis.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Fort Lewis College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Fort Lewis College, located in Durango, Colorado, is a public liberal arts institution that offers a blend of arts, sciences, professional programs, and teacher education. The campus is situated amidst the scenic environment of the San Juan Mountains and provides an architectural nod to the region's cultural heritage with its Pueblo Revival style buildings. Established in 1911, Fort Lewis College has evolved from a military fort turned boarding school to a state-supported educational institution. Its academic offerings are diverse, with environmental science, engineering, business, and education among its popular majors. The college maintains an open admissions policy, welcoming a broad range of applicants. Housing is available on campus with options including traditional residence halls and apartment-style living. Fort Lewis College is not widely recognized for its intercollegiate athletics and thus, specific athletic details are omitted.

In the most recent statistical year 4,942 prospective students applied, and 4,496 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 853 enrolled in the school.  2,897 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 503 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $7,200 plus fees of $2,012. FLC is ranked 818 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












FLC is rated within the lower 39% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Fort Lewis College overview
SAT 1060/1260
ACT 18/25
GPA 3.3

Applications Accepted

Fort Lewis College overview
Applications Due Aug 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $40

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Annual Cost to Attend

Colorado Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Fort Lewis College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,240
Other Fees$2,012
Room and Board $12,554
Budget for Other Expenses$4,016
Total One Year Cost$27,022

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for Fort Lewis College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,240
Other Fees$2,012
Room and Board $12,554
Budget for Other Expenses$4,016
Total One Year Cost$37,534

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$39,000 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

37% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Fort Lewis College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 27%
Social Sciences 10%
Psychology 10%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 7%
Biology 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=127185 IPEDS survey data for Fort Lewis College.

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