About Fort Lewis College

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get the FLC fact sheetFort 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.

Our unique and 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.

Classroom learning

  • Average class size: 23
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 18:1
  • Classes with fewer than 50 students: 98%


  • Number of students: 3,585
  • Students from 49 states, 167 American Indian tribes and Native Alaskan villages and 22 countries
  • Male-to-female ratio: 50:50
  • Multicultural population: 48%
  • Campus residents: 1,325
  • Mid-range ACT scores: 19-24
  • Mid-range SAT scores
    • Critical Reading: 470-570
    • Math: 470-550
  • Average high school GPA of 2014 freshman class: 3.16
  • Percentage in top quarter of graduating class: 27%

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
    • 2015-16 and 2016-17 NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Top 25 Team
    • 2005, 2009 & 2011  NCAA Division II Men's Soccer National Champions
    • 2009-10, 2010-11, & 2011-12 USA Cycling Division I National Champions
  • NCAA Division II sports
    • Basketball, Cross-country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Track & Field, Volleyball
  • Intercollegiate club sports
    • Baseball, Climbing, Cycling, Diving, Ice Hockey, Men's Lacrosse, Men's Rugby, Men's Soccer, Ski & Snowboard (Big Mountian Ski and Freestyle Ski and Snowboard), Tennis, Track & Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Women's Rugby, Women's Soccer, Women's Volleyball
  • Intramural sports
    • Badminton, Basketball, Cornhole, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Handball, Kickball, NFL Pick 'Em, Raquetball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Trashketball, Ultimate Frisbee, Video Game Tournaments, Volleyball, and more

student at Fort Lewis College in Colorado

Most popular majors

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

Faculty profile

  • Number 235
  • Tenured/tenure-track faculty with highest degree in discipline 99%
  • 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.

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.