Reed College

Portland, OR

Reed College

Portland, OR

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Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$64,760

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

9

students

1

faculty

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Very Selective

30%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,779
Declined 6,244
Total Received 9,023
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Private

1,523

undergraduate students

11

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Reed is a small liberal arts college in Portland, Oregon, devoted to genuine intellectual inquiry in an engaging and supportive atmosphere. One of the most distinctive colleges in the nation, Reed provides a singular example of the liberal arts experience: a structured curriculum with an emphasis on personal inquiry; extensive written and in-person feedback from professors on assignments; and a deeply collaborative academic environment.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,534
Established in 1908
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

116-acre campus in Portland (population: 647,805). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Major city

Reed College
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, OR
97202

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
65%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Fun Facts

  • Portland, Oregon's Reed College, an all undergrad institution, has its own nuclear reactor on campus. And if that wasn't cool enough, it has more female operators than all the other research reactors in the world...combined.
  • Know your student nicknames, part I: Reed College students are known as "Reedies," Emerson College students are "Emersonians," Michigan State students are "Spartans," and University of Maine students are "Maineiacs!"
  • Reed College has over 90 student-run clubs and organizations devoted to everything from K-pop to terrarium making to Model UN.
  • Reed College's twice-annual Canyon Day involves planting native trees and shrubs in Reed Canyon.
  • At Reed College, Renn Fayre (originally a one-day Renaissance fair) has evolved into an annual weeklong celebration with music, refreshments, fireworks, arts, and sports. The week kicks off with the thesis parade as seniors march from the library steps to the registrar's office.
  • Reed College is the fourth-highest producer of PhDs per capita among all US colleges and universities.

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
55%
Top 1/4
78%
Top 1/2
97%
Bottom 1/2
3%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (final deadline) January 15
School has early decision program Yes
Early decision program application deadline Early Decision I: November 1 / Early Decision II: December 20
School has early action program Yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Not used SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Very Selective

30%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,779
Declined 6,244
Total Received 9,023

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
Secondary School Record

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Admission test scores

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid

55%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$52,284

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $64,450
Housing & Food $15,950
Additional fees $310
Total $80,710
Average Financial Aid - $52,284
Total with Avg. Aid $28,426

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,534,413
State $48,000
Institutional $36,000,000
Other external $196,348
Total $30,866,064

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional
Other external $26,000
Total $26,000

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Financial Aid Office


P: 503 777-7223
F: 503 788-6682
financial.aid@reed.edu

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
American/United States Studies/Civilization. yes
Ancient Studies/Civilization. yes
Anthropology, General. yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Biochemistry. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Chinese Language and Literature. yes
Comparative Literature. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes
Dance, General. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Environmental Studies. yes
Ethnic Studies. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
German Language and Literature. yes
History, General. yes
International Relations and Affairs. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Linguistics. yes
Mathematics and Computer Science. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Music, General. yes
Neuroscience. yes
Philosophy. yes
Physics, General. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
Russian Language and Literature. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. English Literature
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-veterinary science

1,534

total students

10%

in-state

90%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

99%

1,523
students

Female
58%
881

Male
42%
642

1%

11
students

Female
45%
5

Male
55%
6

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

1,492
students

Female
58%
862

Male
42%
630

2%

33
students

Female
64%
21

Male
36%
12

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Student Break-down

8%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
60%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

421

Transfer applicants enrolled

27%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: May 1

Spring: November 15

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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