About Fort Lewis College

Awards & Recognitions

Current Awards

Business InsiderBusiness Insider's Complete Ranking of America's Smartest Colleges (#419) - Business Insider created its "Smartest Colleges" listing based on all America's schools' reported SAT and ACT scores for first-year, degree-seeking students in the fall of 2012. 

Colleges of DistinctionColleges of Distinction 2013-2014 - Colleges of Distinction are nationally recognized by education professionals as excellent schools. They are strongly focused on teaching undergraduates, home to a wide variety of innovative learning experiences, have active campus with many opportunities for personal development, and are highly valued by graduate schools and employers for their outstanding preparation.

COPLAC (Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges)COPLAC (Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges) - COPLAC institutions have collective educational missions that commit to providing superior liberal arts and sciences education to their students, evidenced by the allocation of resources and outcomes achieved.

Forbes Top Colleges - 2012Forbes America’s Top Colleges (#548), Best Western Colleges (#95) - The Forbes list of 650 schools distinguishes itself from competitors by their belief in “output” over “input.” They're not all that interested in what gets a student into college, like their peers who focus heavily on selectivity metrics such as high school class rank, SAT scores and the like. Forbes' sights are set directly on ROI: What are students getting out of college?

Military Friendly School Military Friendly School - Military Friendly Schools® are the top 20% of schools nationwide that deliver the best experience for military students.

Princeton Review Best in the WestPrinceton Review Best in the West - The Princeton Review's "2014 Best Colleges" features 644 colleges in four regions of the country—Northeast, Southeast, Midwest and West—that they consider academically outstanding and well worth consideration in your college search. Collectively, these fine schools represent an outstanding cross section of colleges. Though they differ in size, campus culture and other aspects, all offer excellent undergraduate programs. Many are also great buys.

U.S. News & World Report Best CollegesU.S. News & World Report Best Colleges; National Liberal Arts Colleges, Tier 2 2014 - This list includes national liberal arts colleges that emphasize undergraduate education and award at least half of their degrees in the liberal arts fields of study.

Previous Awards

  • Forbes America's Best Colleges
  • Colleges of Distinction 2012-2013
  • Diverse Issues in Higher Education Top 100
  • Sierra Magazine  Cool School
  • Outside Magazine Top 40 College Towns
  • Princeton Review Best Green Colleges
  • Princeton Review Best in the West