Fort Lewis College Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Fort Lewis College

Fort Lewis College is a public liberal arts college situated in Durango, Colorado. The institution has over 100 academic programs. The curriculum focuses on experiential learning through internships, research, study abroad, and service-learning. Academics are backed by an 18 to 1 student/faculty ratio and a mean class size of 21. Campus life is robust, with over 70 student organizations and clubs. The Fort Lewis Skyhawks play in the NCAA Division II Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.


  • Total Enrollment: 3,320 (3,270 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 48% Male/52% Female
  • 88% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $10,688 (in-state), $21,344 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,250
  • Room and Board: $9,878
  • Other Expenses: $3,618
  • Total Cost: $25,434 (in-state), $36,090 (out-of-state)

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 93%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 89%
    • Loans: 48%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $12,974
    • Loans: $6,307

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies; and Psychology

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 62%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 37%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 26%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 44%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Track and Field
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball

Overview of Fort Lewis College Admissions

Fort Lewis College has an acceptance rate of 91%, making it generally available to those who apply. Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants should complete an online application, and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Students with unique talents and accomplishments can still receive strong consideration even if their GPAs are outside the admission offices’ mean range. After applying, students will receive a message from an admissions counselor about the next steps of the application process.

Admissions Data             

  • Fort Lewis College Acceptance Rate: 91%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 510/610
    • SAT Math: 500/590
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 18/24
    • ACT English: 17/23
    • ACT Math: 17/23

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Fort Lewis College, it should be easy for you to gain admission to the schools below. If Fort Lewis College is currently out of your reach, you can be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

University of Texas at El Paso, University of California, Merced, California State University Sacramento, Texas A&M University – Kingsville, California State University Northridge, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, California State University Fresno

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Fort Lewis College, you should have an equal chance of gaining admission to these schools.

University of Texas at San Antonio, Hampton University, Washington State University, East Carolina University, Texas State University, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, Georgia State University

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will Be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Fort Lewis College. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, you’ll be a competitive candidate.

University of Arizona, Quinnipiac University, Ohio University, University of Alabama, University of Texas at Arlington, Pace University, University of North Texas

Applying to Fort Lewis College

Application Deadline: August 1

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