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Reed College (Reed)

3203 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, OR

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Reed College is a private liberal arts school founded in 1908. Located in Portland, RC is dedicated to providing students with rigorous undergraduate courses and an ample social scene. Reed is home to approximately 1,400 students and offers a 10 to 1 student to faculty ratio. The school currently offers 26 academic departments and 12 interdisciplinary majors.

Programs offered include:

  • Applied Physics and Electronic Science
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Forestry-Environmental Sciences
  • Pre-medical
  • Pre-veterinary
  • Visual Arts
  • American Studies
  • Dance and Theater
  • General Literature

Admissions Information

In order to be admitted to Reed College, applicants may turn in an online application. Students must also turn in scores for either the SAT or ACT. An application fee of $50 is also mandatory and may be paid online. Essential paperwork includes a school report, counselor recommendation, high school transcript, college transcript and two teacher evaluations. Applicants are also asked to submit a writing sample in addition to a “Why Reed?” essay. While it is not mandatory, students may also sign up for an admissions interview.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the candidates Reed accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Reed College has a total student population of about 1,500. The student body is made up of 98% undergraduate students and 29% graduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition is estimated to range between $50,000-$60,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
  • Part time students pay in the range of $2,100 to $2,500 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid51%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships43%$42,645
Receiving Student Loans39%$4,986
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Reed College may provide services including:

  • Academic counseling for students
  • Student employment
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation Rates

Reed has a very high graduation rate when compared to similar schools nearby.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years70%
Graduating in 5 Years10%
Graduating in 6 Years2%
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Reed College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

    Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Natural Resources and Conservation

    Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Physical Sciences

    Psychology

    Social Sciences

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    Data Disclaimer

    Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Reed College for official up-to-date information.

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    34.99%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    51%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    9:1

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $38,352