About Fort Lewis College

Fort Lewis College campus

Fort Lewis College Facts BrochureFort Lewis College is the Southwest's crossroads of education and adventure.

Our blend of small classes, dynamic academic programs, and a liberal arts perspective leads to transformative learning experiences that foster entrepreneurship, leadership, creative problem solving, and life-long learning. And our unique & beautiful mountain campus, on a mesa above historic Durango, Colorado, inspires an active and friendly community with a spirit of engagement, exploration, and intellectual curiosity.

Our location

Our campus in southwestern Colorado is situated at 6,872 feet, overlooking the Animas River Valley and historic downtown Durango. The campus' distinctive architectural theme utilizes locally quarried sandstone to acknowledge the region's Native puebloan building style and evoke the Four Corners' landscape and colors.

Classroom learning

  • Average class size: 23
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 19:1
  • Classes with fewer than 50 students: 99%


  • Number of students: 3,789
  • Students from 50 states, 155 American Indian tribes and Native Alaskan villages and 17 countries
  • Male-to-female ratio: 52:48
  • Multicultural population: 43%
  • Campus residents: 1,409
  • Mid-range ACT scores: 19-24
  • Mid-range SAT scores
    • Critical Reading: 460-630
    • Math: 465-565
  • Average high school GPA of 2014 freshman class: 3.21
  • Percentage in top quarter of graduating class: 31%

Career preparation

  • Career Services offices are located within each academic division. They coordinate internships, on-campus recruiting by employers and graduate programs, and offer skill-development workshops on resume writing and interviewing.

We are Skyhawks!

We are Skyhawks!

Athletics & recreationSkyler the Skyhawk

  • Our Mascot Skyler the Skyhawk
  • On the podium
    • 2005, 2009 & 2011  NCAA Division II Men's Soccer National Champions
    • 2009-10, 2010-11, & 2011-12 USA Cycling Division I National Champions
    • 2010 NCAA Division II Women's Basketball National Runners Up
  • NCAA Division II sports
    • Basketball, Cross-country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, TRack & Field, Volleyball
  • Intercollegiate club sports
    • Adventure racing, Baseball, Lacrosse, Cycling, Rugby, Skiing & Snowboarding, Soccer, Track & field, Tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate Frisbee
  • Intramural sports
    • Badminton, Basketball, Dodgeball, Flag football, Kickball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, and more

student at Fort Lewis College in Colorado

Most popular majors

  • Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Engineering
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • Exercise Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Teacher Education

Faculty profile

  • Number 239
  • Tenured/tenure-track faculty with highest degree in discipline 98%
  • Colorado Professors of the Year Five – from English, Teacher Education, History, and two from Chemistry
  • Mentoring culture Our faculty pride themselves on personal attention to their students, taking an active interest in their students' progress, tailoring their assistance to each learner's needs, and assisting students with the graduate school application process and finding employment in the field.