Fort Lewis College is an undergraduate, liberal arts college that prepares students for success in life, graduate studies, and professional careers. Founded in 1911, Fort Lewis offers over 90 different academic programs that emphasize intellectual exploration, personal development, and preparation for leadership through experiential learning, undergraduate research, and internships. With an average class size of 21, students receive highly personalized instruction. The College has over 3,600 students from 48 states and ten countries with 28 percent of the students from ethnic minority backgrounds, including more than 19 percent Native Americans. The Center for Southwest Studies, one of the many new state-of-the-art facilities, offers numerous resources for the study of native cultures. As Colorado's only public liberal arts college, studying at Fort Lewis College will provide you a world-class education on one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation.
Fort Lewis College is located in Southwest Colorado at the crossroads of the Rocky Mountains and the desert southwest. It is an area of diverse alpine, desert, and red-rock canyon environments offering world-class biking, kayaking, climbing, skiing, and hiking. At 6850 feet, the campus overlooks historic Durango and the rugged San Juan Mountains. Recently named one of Outside magazine's "Best Outside Towns" list and one of the "best adventure towns to live and play in" by National Geographic Adventure magazine, Durango is an active, thriving community with a small town atmosphere. The historic downtown offers a variety of shops, restaurants, galleries, and the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. The regional airport, served by four major airlines, is just 20 minutes from downtown.