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Fort Lewis College

Fort Lewis College is a small state-supported liberal arts college located in Durango, Colorado. Additional offerings include schools of education and business administration. Enrollment in 2002 was about 4000 students.

Generally admission requires a 2.0 gradepoint average and either SAT scores of 1040 or more or an ACT score of 23 or more. Applicants with lower test scores are admitted with higher gradepoint averages. Others may be considered for admission. Any Native American who meets admission qualifications is excused from paying tuition.

Fort Lewis originated when the army post "Fort Lewis" was abandoned and a school for Native Americans established on the site. In 1911 courses in agriculture were added with some college courses in 1925. In 1933 the curriculum was limited to college level courses and in 1948 Fort Lewis became a junior college. It moved to Durango in 1956 first granting baccalaureate degrees in 1964. It is now a part of the Colorado State University system together with Colorado State University[?] in Fort Collins, Colorado and the University of Southern Colorado[?] in Pueblo, Colorado. Fort Lewis continues to offer an associates degree in agricultural arts with a guaranteed transfer program available to Colorado State University.

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