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Study at Fort Lewis College

Fort Lewis College is located in Durango, Colorado, and is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. The college was established in 1911 with the abandonment of the US Army post Fort Lewis. This college enrolls more than 3, 000 students each year and offers its students academic majors, minors and certificates in various study areas including art, business administration and mountain studies.

The athletic teams in the college are known as the Skyhawks. The women of the college participate in sports such as basketball, golf, softball, volleyball, soccer, lacrosse and cross country, while the men are involved in sports including football, basketball, soccer, cross country and golf. The students publish a weekly newspaper called the Independent Newspaper on campus and also operate a radio station on campus called KDUR Radio.

Profile of Fort Lewis College

The main campus of Fort Lewis is in Durango, CO (a town not particularly near any major cities). The school is a public school. Fort Lewis offers degrees up to the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

The school students most commonly major in a field related to science, fine arts, nutrition and exercise therapy, and liberal arts.

Fort Lewis Selectivity

Fort Lewis does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 440 to 570. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007 had SAT math scores of 450 or more.


Fort Lewis offers tenure to reward and retain some professors.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 3, 928 enrolled students.

Student Life

Fort Lewis makes available a lot of student housing. Meal plans are available. Student athletes at Fort Lewis belong to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference for major sports.

Fort Lewis Programs and Degrees

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts231liberal arts and sciences, English, sociology, interdisciplinary studies, humanities, anthropology, history, political science, . . .
Business and Management144business, accounting
Science62biology, geology, physics, chemistry
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy48exercise science
Fine Arts40fine arts
Therapy and Counselling38psychology
Computer Science and Engineering6computer and info science
Religion and Philosophy6philosophy
Drama and Performing Arts2drama

Contact: Fort Lewis

Fort Lewis College

1000 Rim Drive

Durango, CO 81301-3999

General Phone: (970) 247-7010


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