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- Academicsgrade A+
- Valuegrade A
- Diversitygrade A
- Campusgrade B+
- Athleticsgrade unavailable
- Party Scenegrade B
- Professorsgrade A+
- Locationgrade A+
- Dormsgrade B+
- Campus Foodgrade B minus
- Student Lifegrade A minus
- Safetygrade C
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.
Will You Get In?
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 24 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 31 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 31 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Economics29 Graduates
- Biology27 Graduates
- History21 Graduates
- Psychology21 Graduates
- English20 Graduates
- Liberal Arts and Humanities18 Graduates
- Physics17 Graduates
- Political Science and Government17 Graduates
- Anthropology15 Graduates
- Arts15 Graduates
- of students say they don't have Greek life. 22 responses
- of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports. 37 responses
- Home away from home5%
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 11 responses
Reed College Reviews
As long as you genuinely love learning and have a pretty good work ethic, Reed is very doable. However, I would only recommend it to people who are willing to put in the effort Reed demands in order to succeed. It is well worth it— I am a very different person graduating Reed than I was going into it, and in the best ways possible. Some of that is due to what and how I learned in my classes and some of it is due to the wonderful people I met there. Most of the professors love what they teach and are extremely helpful. Because you often have to request your grades, classes feel less competitive than they might have in high school, and learning is more collaborative.