Reed College

Portland, OR

Reed College

Portland, OR

Dedicate yourself to living a life of the mind. 

For over 100 years, Reed has endeavored to provide the finest educational program in the country, and we believe transfer students are an integral part of that environment. Reed College welcomes transfer students for admission in the fall and spring semesters. Reed offers generous need-based financial aid, with a full evaluation of transfer credits upon acceptance to the college. Our transfer admission committee completes a holistic application review to assess each applicant’s individual achievements and performance. For further information, please contact the Office of Admission.



A #1 Best Classroom Experience | Princeton Review


Fourth highest producer of PhDs per capita among all US Colleges and Universities


#2 Professors Get High Marks


#6 Great Financial Aid


32 Rhodes Scholars (2nd highest producer among Liberal Arts Colleges)


116 Fulbright Scholars

Transfer to Reed

Dedicate yourself to living a life of the mind. Reed offers students a tradition of academic excellence founded on engagement, inclusiveness, and the belief that asking the best questions is decidedly more satisfying than having all the right answers. We believe that transfer students bring a unique and diverse perspective to our classrooms, student clubs, and the larger Reed community. We invite you to virtually visit campus and check out what makes a Reedie a Reedie. 

The priority application deadline for transfer applicants is March 1. Apply by March 1 for a decision by mid-May. Applications received after March 1 will be reviewed on a rolling basis. For further information, please contact the Office of Admission.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “One of my favorite aspects of Reeds is the casual relationship between students and faculty. In fact, it is one of the reasons I chose Reed. I wanted to attend an institution not only where my professor would know my name, face, strengths, and weaknesses, but where the classroom would feel like a place of collaboration.”

  • “When I’m on campus at Reed, there’s a very visceral feeling that everyone around me is working on something they’re passionate about. Everyone always has a side project, an art piece, an internship, a job, that they devote their time to within the community, which makes for an incredible mix of perceptions in an academic context.”

  • “The first few months at Reed were a transformative experience in which I began to question perspectives I had previously believed to be fact, form new ideas, and establish who I am and what I believe. I have formed friendships that have challenged me to be a better person, encouraged me to stay true to myself, and, through example, have demonstrated how to be a more loving and supportive friend. Furthermore, Reed has provided me with academic experiences and relationships that have prepared me professionally and will undoubtedly give me an edge in my field. Coming to Reed was beyond any college experience I could have ever asked for. It has been bittersweet trying to cram such beautiful experiences, with such amazing people, into two years but I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to do so.“

    • Savanna
      Class of 2021 Transfer
  • “Financial Aid was the most important factor in my choice to come to Reed. I was blown away by the package I received, and coming from a low SES background, I needed a generous package to go to any school. I am beyond grateful that the financial aid office was so incredibly helpful throughout the whole process of applying and figuring out the paperwork.”