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Reed College

Portland, OR


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Reed College

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. Students can choose from 38 majors (14 of which are interdisciplinary) as well as 15 minors and two dual-degree programs. Classes are small, faculty members are highly accessible, and students are active participants in the production of new knowledge.

The Reed community is guided by the Honor Principle. The commitment to the independence of thought and mutual trust and respect helps to create an environment in which students feel connected, challenged, and fulfilled. Reed students are culturally diverse and hail from 49 states. In fact, Reedies travel the farthest to attend Reed out of any school in the nation. The student body is also composed of nine percent international students.

The breadth, depth, and rigor of the curriculum provide excellent preparation for nearly any career. Reed is ranked second in the nation in the percentage of graduates who earn PhDs in the life sciences, third in the nation in the percentage of graduates who earn PhDs in the arts & humanities, and fourth across all disciplines. Many Reed alumni win major graduate fellowships, found or lead companies and organizations, and earn medical, business, or law degrees.

Test Scores Accepted

Reed will not require nor use testing results from the SAT or ACT in our admission review for the fall 2023 cycle.

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Admissions Deadlines



Application Closing

Notification Date

Rolling Admissions

Fall freshmen

January 15th

April 1st


Early decision plan

December 20th

December 15th


Other early decision plan

December 20th



Fall Transfer

May 1st



Early Action


November 15th


Spring Transfer


November 15th


Location & Contact

Address 3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, OR  97202-8199
United States
Contact Office of Admission
Phone: 800-547-4750
Fax: 503-777-7553

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Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
American/united States Studies/civilization Checkmark
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry And Molecular Biology Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
English Literature (british And Commonwealth) Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Chinese Language And Literature Checkmark
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
Comparative Literature Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
German Language And Literature Checkmark
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Russian Language And Literature Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Mathematics And Computer Science Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Religion/religious Studies, Other Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Dance, General Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark
Theatre Literature, History And Criticism Checkmark


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Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
2 recommendations
Recommended Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Early decision plan November 1st December 15th
Early action plan November 1st February 15th
Regular decision plan January 15th April 1st
Transfer May 1st June 15th
Transfer (Other) November 15th December 10th

Tuition & Fees

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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

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100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
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Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

Total Undergrad students
International Students
Out-of-state students


Hispanic/Latino 8%
Black or African American 5%
White or Caucasian 58%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2%
Asian 13%
Two or more races 11%
Other 2%


Male (47%)
Female (53%)

Campus Life


College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Cooperative housing
Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 70%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Paideia, Renn Fayre and Reed Arts Week

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Campus Security & Safety

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Basketball Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Basketball Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No


Total Faculty
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 159
Part-time - 10
Male - 91
Female - 78
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