Reed College

Portland, OR

Reed College

Portland, OR

Tuition & Fees

$58,440

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
61%
600-699
36%
500-599
2%
700-800
56%
600-699
32%
500-599
12%
30-36
77%
24-29
22%
18-23
1%
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

1

teacher

10

students

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Very Selective

35%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,087
Declined 3,870
Total Received 5,957
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Private

1,483

undergraduate students

20

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Reed, founded in 1908, is a private liberal arts college. Programs are offered through the Divisions of the Arts, History and Social Sciences, Literature and Languages, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, and Philosophy, Religion, Psychology, and Linguistics. Its 100-acre campus is located in Portland.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,503
Established in 1908
Coeducational Coeducational

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

  • Metropolitan area: Portland
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Portland International

Reed College
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
Portland
97202

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
62%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Events

  • Paideia
  • Renn Fayre
  • Reed Arts Week

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!"
  • Make sure you grab a lance and a giant turkey leg for the Renn Fayre at Reed College! (Okay, maybe not the lance.) This academic-year-end campus festival celebrates Renaissance music, food, sports, and art. It also happens to celebrate seniors turning in their theses!
  • Reed College celebrates Seventh Annual Nitrogen Day...every year. The seventh element (get it?!) is honored with multiple festivities, including a nitrogen-themed haiku festival.
  • 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.
  • At Reed College, "Scroungers" sometimes sit at the end of the cafeteria and are given leftover food by other students. Considered "environmentally friendly," one Scrounger noted, "We have very little cafeteria waste."
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

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

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
61%
600-699
36%
500-599
2%
700-800
56%
600-699
32%
500-599
12%
30-36
77%
24-29
22%
18-23
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application deadline January 1
Has early decision program yes
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.9

Very Selective

35%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,087
Declined 3,870
Total Received 5,957

Admissions Factors

Very Important

application essay
academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

level of applicant's interest
interview
class rank
recommendation(s)
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $58,130
Room & board $14,620
Additional fees $310
Books & supplies $1,050
Other fees $900
Total $75,010

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Rugby, Soccer, Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Rugby, Soccer, Ultimate frisbee

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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Anthropology
Art/Art Studies, General
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Computer Science
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Ethnic Studies
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Linguistics
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General
Music, General
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Russian Language and Literature
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Statistics, General
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Study abroad

1,503

total students

7%

in-state

93%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

99%

1,483
students

Female
54%
801

Male
46%
682

1%

20
students

Female
50%
10

Male
50%
10

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

1,453
students

Female
54%
782

Male
46%
671

3%

30
students

Female
64%
19

Male
36%
11

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 88%
Student 4 year graduation rate 68%
Student 5 year graduation rate 10%
Student 6 year graduation rate 3%

Student Break-down

9%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
58%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
9%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

30

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Transfer difficulty

Very difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Legal
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • 24 hour library
  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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