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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C
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From Reed College

Intellectual. Intense. Inspiring. Transformative. For over 100 years, Reed has sought to provide the finest educational program in the country, offering students an extraordinary environment in which to discover their passions and pursue them with depth and determination.

Reed students are creative, self-propelled, passionate, and analytical. They have a boundless enthusiasm for learning and an unexpected ability to embrace paradoxes. And they love Reed, one of the most intellectual colleges in the country.

Reed College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 17
Acceptance Rate
36%
SAT Range
1310-1500
ACT Range
30-33
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$32,097/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$35,130/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
57%

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
96%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.24 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.36 responses
44%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.36 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,408Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
39
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Intellectual
    46%
  • Elitist
    29%
  • Stressed
    13%
  • White
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.27 responses
Poll
93%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.42 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Expensive
    21%
  • Alternative
    17%
  • Special
    17%
  • Overrated
    13%
  • White
    13%
  • Eclectic
    8%
  • Intense
    8%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $42,200/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    80%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    88%
    National
    83%
    82%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.11 responses
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    Reed College Reviews

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    If you want to be humbled, you should definitely look into Reed. It will burn you out. They will work you and you will be grinding year round.
    Its a great school, with professors who are passionate about teaching, amazing people, a beautiful campus. The academics are incredible, I have never had a class that didn't, in some way, leave me wanting to keep taking it (even calculus and hum).

    But it is so draining, if you want extracirriculars you are in trouble. It feels like every professor knows what they are assigning is an impossible work load, but then doubles it.

    You probably will not feel this Freshman year but just wait.

    This school is a challenge and if you think you want a school where it isn't easy to succeed, Reed is for you.
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    As a rising senior I've reflected on my years at Reed. Also, staying in communication with alumni has shed some light on the Reed culture and what happens when you embark into the real world. While attending Reed you are in a bubble of intense academia and social strife. This may be a good preparation for those intending to stay in academia, future professors or philosophers. Alternately, a student headed into the finance or communications will struggle to adapt to the theories that actually pay the rent.
    Everyone is very smart and open minded. However it is full of a bunch of very very rich liberals, many claiming to be radicals, who care more about abolishing cis than abolishing property and poverty. Just don't get fooled by "communism, atheism, free love." This is just another perpetuation of the liberal capitalist order. Community safety officers are so lit tho, they deserve more credit.