100% of students
I appreciate my professors making themselves available during off-hours and responding to digital communications quickly. Some of my ratings of "good" reflect categories that don't pertain to me too much as a non-traditional older student. I didn't dine with other students, I live at home, and not in a dorm room, so I can't adequately evaluate those categories. I appreciate that my younger counterparts enjoyed maybe my voice of experience just from simply having lived longer. And I really appreciate my younger counterparts assisting me with various software programs and other technology-related issues. Everyone is truly very helpful to everyone else. It's not just that the professors want you to succeed, but your classmates do too, and they most definitely help with that goal of success.
That even after I provided adequate documentation illustrating residency in Colorado for longer than one year, I was still going to be classified as "out-of-state" for tuition purposes, so I elected to not attend the following semester.
Since it is a smaller school, the professors really take the time to get to know every student to ensure they receive a quality education. Instructors are available to students and they remind students of that constantly. They really want you to succeed here.
I do not enjoy the misconceptions about this school that students have, especially in the Adventure Education major. Fort Lewis was given the name "Fort Leisure" and a lot of students think that it will be a walk in the park; that is not the case.
My favorite thing about Fort Lewis is that most of the professors I have had have been very accommodating and friendly. I have created a close bond with a number of my professors and they all have shown me their passion and showed that they are there to help students succeed. I also really like the wide range of classes that the Fort offers. I have taken some very interesting classes not related to my major and I have really enjoyed them.
I found the dorm layouts that the school provided misleading. When I signed up for housing I chose based on price, but the picture and description provided gave me an expectation that was completely turned around once I arrived at campus which was very disappointing. Another thing I didn't like was the way my schedule was put together. The way my advisor put together my schedule in the fall forced me to take all pre-requisites my second semester making it not enjoyable.
It is open and considerate of everyone there. Very outdoorsy and fun to be at with many opportunities to get hands-on learning and experiences for future jobs.
Parking spaces are small and it can be hard to find classrooms.
I love the community and specifically how small it is, it is easier to make connections with many other students and the staff!
So far, there is nothing to note! The college is great.
Fort Lewis College is a place that genuinely cares about the students and their mental well-being. There are a lot of people who support and accept people, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, and culture. There is zero tolerance for homophobia, discrimination, and criticism.