Fort Lewis College

Kroeger Hall, 1000 Rim Dr, Durango, United States
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Overview of Fort Lewis College

About this school

  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:3,299
    • Men:1,599 (48.5%)
    • Women:1,700 (51.5%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Fort Lewis College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
1
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
2
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1000 Rim Drive
City, State, Zip
Durango, CO  81301-3999
Phone
(970) 247-7180
Fax
(970) 247-7179
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
-
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 recommended for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
83% of 4,473 applicants were admitted
Women
84% of 2,658 applicants were admitted
Men
82% of 1,815 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,014 (27%) of 3,722 admitted students enrolled
Women
544 (24%) of 2,227 admitted students enrolled
Men
470 (31%) of 1,495 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.31
375 And Above
16%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
22%
2.00 - 2.49
13%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
500-610 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
4%
• Score 600 - 700
24%
• Score 500 - 600
54%
• Score 400 - 500
19%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
520-600 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
3%
• Score 600 - 700
26%
• Score 500 - 600
49%
• Score 400 - 500
22%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
22 average |20-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
4%
• Score 24 - 29
32%
• Score 18 - 23
55%
• Score 12 - 17
9%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $5,609|Out-of-state: $18,761
  • Room & Board: - $9,416 (58.01601971657424%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,250 (7.701786814540974%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $5,564 (34.282193468884785%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Fort Lewis College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline November 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001353
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
569 (74.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
451 (79.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
451 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
66 (14.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
87%
Average Award
$15,593
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 416 (92.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,951
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 303 (67.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,676
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 21 (4.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
121 (15.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,687

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,110 (66.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,771 (83.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,760 (99.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
289 (16.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
90%
Average Award
$16,444
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,595 (90.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,959
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,247 (70.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,130
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 78 (4.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
477 (15.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,588

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
57%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$20,988
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
12.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
37.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, English, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,754

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


183

Part-Time Faculty


81

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


59%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 17% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 28% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 32% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 13% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 7% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 11% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 38% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 43% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
520,899

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
825
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Fort Lewis College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


59.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


21.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


36.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


40.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (56)


  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • Engineering/Industrial Management
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Studies
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Finance, General
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • General Studies
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multicultural Education
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, Other
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health, General
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Tourism and Travel Services Management
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Social sciences, Parks and recreation

Online Degrees


Social work

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (1)


  • Educational Leadership and Administration

    Campus Life

    Location & Geography

    Population


    17,557

    Nearest Metropolitan Area


    350 acres

    Environment


    Small town/city

    Campus Size


    Weather


    Temperature
    14.2 average low in January, 87.7 average high in September
    Rain
    71 rainy days per year

    Available Transportation


    Nearest Airport
    15 mile(s) from campus in Durango
    Nearest Bus Station
    1 mile(s) from campus in Durango
    Nearest Train Station
    150 mile(s) from campus in Grand Junction

    Housing

    College Housing


    College offers housing to students

    Types of Housing


    Coed housing, disabled student housing

    Students of College Housing


    42% of all students

    Housing Restrictions


    Freshmen are required to live on campus

    Freshman Housing Guarantee


    Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

    Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


    58%

    Security

    24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


    Available

    24-Hour Security Patrols


    Available

    Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


    Available

    Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


    Available

    Personal Support Services

    Health Service


    Offered

    Personal Counseling


    Offered

    Child Care


    Offered

    Sports & Recreation

    School Athletics


    Athletic Conferences
    NCAA Division II
    Mascot
    Skyhawks
    School Colors
    Navy blue and gold

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


    FactorOfferedScholarships Given
    Basketball
    Cross-Country Running
    Football
    Golf
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Softball
    Volleyball

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


    SportOfferedScholarships Given
    Basketball
    Cross-Country Running
    Football
    Golf
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Softball
    Volleyball

    Recreational Sports


    Intramural Sports
    badminton, basketball, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

    Student Activities

    Activities And Organizations


    Fort Lewis College offers drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, kdur - campus/community radio, environmental center, student union productions, dance co-motion, master plan ministries

    Sororities


    Fraternities


    ROTC


    Student Body

    Co-educational


    Yes

    Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


    2,921

    Undergraduates


    All Undergraduates
    3,299
    Women
    1,700
    Men
    1,599

    Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


    • 25.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
    • 0.7% Asian
    • 1.2% Black/African-American
    • 11.5% Hispanic/Latino
    • 8.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
    • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
    • 48.6% White
    • 3.4% Unknown

    International Students


    0.4% from 22 countries

    Average Age


    21

    Number of Graduate Students


    32

    Student Resources

    Study resources