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Reed College

Portland, OR

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Overview

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

 

Type

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

February

 

Fall Transfer

May 1st

mid-June

 

Early Action

February

November 15th

 

Spring Transfer

February

November 15th

 

Location & Contact

Address 3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, OR  97202-8199
United States
Contact Office of Admission
Email: admission@reed.edu
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
Ethnic Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biochemistry And Molecular Biology Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Neuroscience Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer Science Checkmark
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
Linguistics Checkmark
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
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Philosophy Checkmark
Religion/religious Studies 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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,366
Accepted
1,548
Enrolled
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Female Admissions

3,390
Females Applied
1,197
Females Accepted
35%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,262
Males Applied
817
Males Accepted
36%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

4.01
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
2 recommendations
Recommended Interview

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

62,420
Private
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Fees

15,640
Room & board
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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

48,044
Avg. Financial Aid Package
48,044
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
42,422
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,066
Avg. Loan Aid
0
Avg. Grant Aid
$44,817
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
100%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
84%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,366
Total Undergrad students
9%
International Students
86%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

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%

Gender

Male (47%)
Female (53%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
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 68%

Student Activities

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Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Paideia, Renn Fayre and Reed Arts Week

Student Services

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Health clinic Checkmark
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Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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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

Faculty

169
Total Faculty
9:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 159
Part-time - 10
Male - 91
Female - 78
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