Fort Lewis College Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Fort Lewis College Admissions Overview:

Fort Lewis College has an acceptance rate of 92%, making it generally available to those who apply. Still, applicants with strong grades and standardized test scores have a much better chance of being admitted. As part of the application process, students will need to submit an application (on paper or online), test scores, high school transcripts, and optional letters of recommendation and a personal statement.

Admissions Data (2016):

Fort Lewis College Description:

Fort Lewis College is a public liberal arts college situated on a mountainside perch over Durango, Colorado. Outdoor lovers will find excellent skiing, climbing, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking and camping in the area. The college's diverse student body comes from 47 states, 18 countries, and 122 American Indian tribes. The college has over 100 academic programs; business is most popular at the bachelor's level. The curriculum emphasizes experiential learning through internships, research, study abroad and service learning. Academics are supported by a 17 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 21. Campus life is active with over 70 student clubs and organizations. On the athletic front, the Fort Lewis Skyhawks compete in the NCAA Division II Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. The college fields five men's and six women's intercollegiate sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,600 (3,590 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 50% Male / 50% Female
  • 89% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,104 (in-state), $17,816 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,208 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,904
  • Other Expenses: $5,308
  • Total Cost: $25,524 (in-state), $35,236

Fort Lewis College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 96%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 93%
    • Loans: 52%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $10,577
    • Loans: $5,844

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Art, Biology, Business, English, Exercise Science, Psychology, Sociology

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 65%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 39%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 24%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 45%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

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

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Fort Lewis College Mission Statement:

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"Fort Lewis College offers accessible, high quality, baccalaureate liberal arts education to a diverse student population, preparing citizens for the common good in an increasingly complex world."

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