The Gold Tour

There’s no better time to visit Fort Lewis College than under the Spring’s blue skies and welcoming mountains. Pack your bags and get excited for two days exploring this stunning campus in the sky and the town of Durango, Colorado. You’ll meet students, faculty, and staff while you learn more about FLC’s hands-on academic program options, our vibrant campus life, and the boundless resources of Southwest Colorado.


The College Tour

We are proud to be the subject of Episode #1 of The College Tour, a series that launched in December 2020 on Amazon Prime and Roku. Hosted by Amazing Race alum Alex Boylan, TCT seeks to introduce students to different colleges across the country, in the voices of the students that know it best. Check out the complete 30-minute episode here!

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At Fort Lewis College, your students will get a high-quality education at an affordable price in one of the most stunning places in the country. We prioritize undergraduate research, experiential learning, community partnerships, small class sizes, close student-faculty relationships, and setting our students up for future success. No matter who they are or where they come from, we know that your students will thrive as part of our dynamic and vibrant campus community.

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Admission to Fort Lewis College 

First-year students can apply for admission online. A complete application includes a high school transcript (or equivalent) and the $40 application fee (request a fee-waiver code for a student). We are now test-options; applicants are welcome to submit ACT and/or SAT scores, but they are not required. For more information about admission requirements, please visit the First-Year Students page. For information about next steps, please visit our Admitted Students page

  • Admission is on a sliding scale 2.0 - 4.0 GPA
    • Average high school GPA: 3.04 - 3.79
    • First-year applicant acceptance rate: 90.9%
  • ACT/SAT scores are optional
    • Mid-range ACT composite scores: 19 - 24
    • Mid-range SAT composite scores: 1000 - 1160

Submitting application materials

Submit current high school transcripts, ACT/SAT score reports (optional), letters of recommendation, and essays by email, fax (970-247-7179), or to the mailing address below. In order for a high school transcript to be considered "final," it must include a school official's signature and a graduation date (no future dates). 

Office of Admission
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301

Nominate a student for the FLC Colorado Equity Scholarship

The FLC Colorado Equity Scholarship is intended to support equitable access to Fort Lewis College for Colorado residents from underrepresented and underserved communities. It is an $8,000 tuition scholarship, distributed in $2,000 increments over four years for degree-seeking undergraduates who maintain full-time status and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0. High school counselors, teachers, coaches, and administrators can nominate any student who meets the eligibility requirements (outlined below) to receive the FLC Colorado Equity Scholarship using our online nomination form. Students can also apply online.

To be eligible for this scholarship a student must:  

  • Self-identify as a member of an underrepresented and underserved group in higher education on account of race, ethnicity, indigeneity, language, sexuality, gender, ability, religion, immigration status, and/or others dimensions not listed here
  • Be a Colorado resident 
  • Be an incoming FLC first-year or transfer student  
  • Have a cumulative high school or college GPA of at least 2.5 
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 while at FLC 
  • Maintain full-time status (at least 12 credits per semester) while at FLC