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 3,800 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, Fort Lewis College will provide you a world-class education on one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation.
Main CampusDurango, Colorado, United States0 - 5,000 on Campus<100,000 residents in DurangoLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English
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 6,850 feet, the campus overlooks historic Durango and the rugged San Juan Mountains. Recently named one of Outside magazine's "Best Outside Towns" 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.
International students have many opportunities to participate in a wide range of extra-curricular activities including Outdoor Pursuits, intramural sports and over 70 student organizations. The student-organized International Club brings together international and American students for cultural exchange, social activities and travel. International students are also invited to sign up for a the Host Parent Program (non-residential) which is designed to help ease the transition for students new to Fort Lewis College, to provide support and friendship, to introduce new students to Durango and the Southwest region of the United States and to provide a real-life experience for students apart from the everyday college perspective.