Reed College

Portland, OR

Reed College

Portland, OR

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Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$62,730

not including room and board

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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

39%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,295
Declined 3,520
Total Received 5,815
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Private

1,548

undergraduate students

18

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,566
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%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are 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 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.
  • 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 November 15
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Not used SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Very Selective

39%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,295
Declined 3,520
Total Received 5,815

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
Completion of college-preparatory program
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

$52,264

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $62,420
Room & board $15,640
Additional fees $310
Total $78,370
Average Financial Aid - $52,264
Total with Avg. Aid $26,106

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,534,413
State $48,000
Institutional $29,087,303
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 Facts

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

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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

1,566

total students

10%

in-state

90%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

99%

1,548
students

Female
58%
904

Male
42%
644

1%

18
students

Female
39%
7

Male
61%
11

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

1,506
students

Female
60%
904

Male
43%
644

Not reported

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Student Break-down

5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
59%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

10%

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 Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Not reported

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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