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
- Forestry-Environmental Sciences
- Visual Arts
- American Studies
- Dance and Theater
- General Literature
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
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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||51%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||43%||$42,645|
|Receiving Student Loans||39%||$4,986|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and recent graduates, Reed College may provide services including:
- Academic counseling for students
- Student employment
- Employment search assistance
Reed has a very high graduation rate when compared to similar schools nearby.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||70%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||10%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||2%|
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
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Reed College.
- The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA (110 miles away)
- Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, OR (216 miles away)
See a list of all the colleges and universities by clicking on one of the links below:
- Browse through our complete list of colleges in Oregon
- Get a list of all private colleges in Oregon
- Browse our list of Oregon liberal arts colleges
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.