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Fort Lewis College

Durango, CO 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate93%

Fort Lewis College Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Fort Lewis College. Fort Lewis College admitted 93% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 3,795 students applied to Fort Lewis College and 3,520 were admitted.

If you are thinking about applying to Fort Lewis College, the regular decision application deadline is August 1 and the fee for the application costs $40.

Students who apply to Fort Lewis College for fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than September 15.

Fort Lewis College Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Fort Lewis College's admissions stats.

Fort Lewis College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 12%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 24%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 24%
Waitlist No

Fort Lewis College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Fort Lewis College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Info Not Available
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes November 15 December 24
Regular Decision Yes May 1 September 15

Considering Applying Early to Fort Lewis College?

Fort Lewis College may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Fort Lewis College directly for more information about early applications.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 15. Fort Lewis College will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 24.

Some students apply early in hopes that it will help their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of acceptance, since it is a way to show that you are very interested in a school.

➡️ Discover a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Fort Lewis College Admissions

Transferring to Fort Lewis College

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Fort Lewis College

Fort Lewis College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Fort Lewis College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Fort Lewis College

What does Fort Lewis College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Class Rank Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Application Essay Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered

Make sure to check with Fort Lewis College for more information on admission factors.

Fort Lewis College Application Requirements

To apply to Fort Lewis College, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Fort Lewis College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Fort Lewis College?

Students admitted to Fort Lewis College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Out of all students that were admitted, 70% submitted a class rank. At Fort Lewis College 12% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 28% were in the top 25% and 68% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Fort Lewis College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 12.39%
3.75 and 3.99 11.76%
3.50 and 3.74 15.76%
3.25 and 3.49 17.02%
3.00 and 3.24 14.92%
2.50 and 2.9 21.95%
2.00 and 2.49 5.99%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Fort Lewis College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Fort Lewis College is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 24% of Fort Lewis College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 24% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Fort Lewis College students scored 580 or higher and 75% of students scored 490 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Fort Lewis College students scored 620 or higher, and 75% scored a 490 or higher.

To be most competitive at Fort Lewis College, you should strive to earn between 16 and 23 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Fort Lewis College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 23, and three out of four students scored lower than 23 on the ACT.

A 16 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Fort Lewis College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 16.

More Information on Transferring to Fort Lewis College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Fort Lewis College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Fort Lewis College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Fort Lewis College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Fort Lewis College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Fort Lewis College.

Does Fort Lewis College accept transfer credits?

✅ Fort Lewis College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Fort Lewis College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Fort Lewis College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Fort Lewis College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Fort Lewis College?

❌ No, Fort Lewis College is test optional, so you can decide if you want to to submit your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Fort Lewis College's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Fort Lewis College is 93%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Fort Lewis College?

🟨 Fort Lewis College may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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Fort Lewis College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Fort Lewis College? Fort Lewis College is a somewhat selective institution. The Fort Lewis College acceptance rate is 93%. This means that the institution accepts 92 out of every 100 applicants.


Fort Lewis College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Fort Lewis College is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Fort Lewis College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Fort Lewis College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

480 - 580


Reading SAT Range

490 - 620

Fort Lewis College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Fort Lewis College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.3. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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Campus Setting

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Application Deadline

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