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Reed College
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  • 4 Year
  • PORTLAND, OR

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grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade unavailable
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade A+
  8. Location
    grade A+
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade C+

About

3203 SE WOODSTOCK BLVD
PORTLAND, OR 97202
Athletic Division
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Athletic Conference
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From 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 independent inquiry; extensive written and in-person feedback from professors on assignments; and a deeply collaborative academic environment. Classes are small, faculty members are highly accessible, and students are active participants in the production of new knowledge.

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 humanities, third in the nation in the percentage who earn PhDs in the physical sciences, and fourth across all disciplines. Many Reed alumni win major graduate fellowships, found or lead companies and organizations, and earn medical or law degrees.

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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 15
Acceptance Rate
39%
SAT Range
1320-1520
ACT Range
30-34
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$33,980 / 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
$41,611 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
60%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
96%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 24 responses
84%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 32 responses
34%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 32 responses

Majors

The Senior Thesis at Reed

Reed is one of very few undergraduate institutions where every student writes a thesis in their senior year. Undertaken with significant support from a professor, the thesis is an opportunity for students to explore a research question of their own devising. Reed theses represent an incredible range of topics, from the pollutants in wild fire smoke to the music videos of Beyoncé.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    70%
  • On Campus
    8%
  • Online
    22%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,338 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
28
Undergrads Over 25
1000%
Pell Grant
9%
Varsity Athletes
No data available  
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
  • Intellectual
    78%
  • Elitist
    22%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 23 responses
Poll
92%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports. 38 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
  • Special
    30%
  • Alternative
    20%
  • Intense
    15%
  • White
    15%
  • Eclectic
    10%
  • Expensive
    5%
  • Home away from home
    5%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
77%
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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