Be empowered at Reed College
“If you’re a genuine intellectual, live the life of the mind, and want to learn for the sake of learning, the place most likely to best empower you is...the most intellectual college in the country—Reed, in Portland, Oregon.” — Loren Pope, Colleges That Change Lives
Located just 10 minutes from downtown Portland, Oregon, Reed College is a nexus for a diverse group of scholars who wrestle with big ideas and explore ways to apply those ideas to the world around them.
With a student-faculty ratio of 9:1 and all classes taught by professors rather than teaching assistants, undergraduate education comes first at Reed. Guided by a thoughtfully constructed sequence of topics and architecture of ideas, students map an academic course that culminates in their senior thesis. They work alongside professors who share their deep enthusiasm for scholarship, inquiry, and academic excellence.
Whoever you are (even if you’re still deciding who that is), you’ll find that Reed is a humanizing place of infinite subsets where you can reinvent yourself constantly. Whether it’s at a comic book reading, on a trip to Mount Hood, or on the rugby field, you’ll find your people at Reed. If you’re ready to look beyond the superficial to seek the truth and discover unlimited possibilities, you’re ready for Reed.