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Fort Lewis College Overview

Fort Lewis College is a public institution located in Durango, Colorado. The location of FLC is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

What Is Fort Lewis College Known For?

676 Undergraduate Awards
$23,987 Avg Cost After Aid
83% Acceptance Rate
  • The master's degree is the highest award offered at FLC.
  • In 2017-2018, 97% of the faculty were full-time.

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Fort Lewis College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at FLC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Most Popular Outdoor Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Most Popular General Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#96 Most Popular Natural Resources Conservation Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards FLC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#58 Best Value Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies College Factual

Where Is Fort Lewis College?

Location of Fort Lewis College

Contact details for FLC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1000 Rim Drive, Durango, CO 81301-3999
Phone: 970-247-7010
Website: fortlewis.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FortLewis
Twitter: https://twitter.com/FLCDurango

How Do I Get Into FLC?

You can apply to FLC online at: https://www.fortlewis.edu/Home/Admission/AdmissiontoFortLewisCollege.aspx

Admission Requirements for FLC

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into FLC?

83% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
22% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Fort Lewis College is 83%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 82%, and the acceptance rate for women is 84%.

Average Test Scores

About 22% of students accepted to FLC submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 520 and 600. Math scores were between 500 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Fort Lewis College  ( 520 to 600 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Fort Lewis College  ( 500 to 610 )
200
800
FLC received ACT scores from 87% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 24. Math scores were between 19 and 25. Composite scores were between 20 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Fort Lewis College  ( 18 to 24 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Fort Lewis College  ( 19 to 25 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Fort Lewis College  ( 20 to 25 )
1
36

Can I Afford Fort Lewis College?

$23,987 Net Price
48% Take Out Loans
8.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of FLC is $23,987. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At FLC, approximately 48% of students took out student loans averaging $5,810 a year. That adds up to $23,240 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at FLC is 8.7%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Fort Lewis College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,862 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,220 undergraduate students at FLC, with 2,862 being full-time and 358 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  FLC

There are also 80 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,862 full-time undergraduates at FLC, 47% are male and 53% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  FLC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Fort Lewis College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of FLC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 17
Black or African American 26
Hispanic or Latino 351
White 1,243
International Students 32
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,193

Geographic Diversity

Colorado students aren't the only ones who study at Fort Lewis College. At this time, 40 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 16 countries are represented at FLC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Japan, United Kingdom, and Germany.

Online Learning at Fort Lewis College

24 Took All Classes Online
262 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2017-2018, 262 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at FLC has changed over the last few years.

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Fort Lewis College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
General Business/Commerce 0 83 0 83
Health & Physical Education 0 60 0 60
General Psychology 0 60 0 60
General Biology 0 42 0 42
Natural Resources Conservation 0 41 0 41
Sociology 0 38 0 38
General Engineering 0 30 0 30
Accounting 0 29 0 29
Fine & Studio Arts 0 28 0 28
Public Health 0 26 0 26
General English Literature 0 25 0 25
Marketing 0 22 0 22
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 20 0 20
Anthropology 0 20 0 20
Chemistry 0 19 0 19
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 18 0 18
Political Science & Government 0 15 0 15
Music 0 14 0 14
Outdoor Education 0 12 0 12
Economics 0 12 0 12
History 0 10 0 10
General Education 0 0 8 8
Geography & Cartography 8 0 0 8
Philosophy 0 7 0 7
Drama & Theater Arts 0 7 0 7
Ethnic Studies 0 6 0 6
Mathematics 0 6 0 6
Physics 0 5 0 5
Romance Languages 0 4 0 4
Criminology 0 3 0 3
Other Education 0 2 0 2
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 2 0 2
Educational Administration 0 0 1 1
Health Sciences & Services 1 0 0 1
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 1 0 1
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 9 667 9 685

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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