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  • Founded in 1908 in southeast Portland, Oregon, Reed College is a coeducational, independent liberal arts and sciences college. Referred to as one of the most intellectual colleges in the country, Reed is known for its high standards of scholarly practice, creative thinking, and engaged citizenship.

    Reed students pursue the bachelor of arts degree in 40 majors and programs. The curriculum includes a yearlong humanities course, broad distribution requirements, and a senior thesis. A 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio and small conference-style classes allow faculty members to truly mentor students and engage with them in individual discussions.

    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.

    Reviews in 3 Sentences
    • Alex from Denver, CO
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    • Reed is a wonderland for quirky and intellectual people who want to be learning and growing every day. The classes are small and individualized, providing an environment where you are…

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    • A Reed Student from Portland, OR
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    • Reed College has strong academics and an interesting student body. Its quirky dynamics are not for everyone, but sufficiently eccentric students will love it here. Reed is a small school…

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    • Molly
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    • Reed is tough. The students are intelligent, intellectual, wild, liberal, and independent. The work is highly demanding, but very rewarding. …

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    • Anonymous
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    • Reed College offers a unique opportunity: an opportunity to make your own path. The academics ask a lot from you, the people are incredibly quirky, and you'll know your professors…

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    • Hannah from Lafayette, LA
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    • From the atmosphere, experience sitting in on classes, and overall feel of the school, I can tell that Reed is an exceptional place. While it may not be for everyone,…

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    Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
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    • Anonymous
    • I am a current student here

      What I enjoy most about Reed has to be the people. With less than 1500 students, Reed’s small size makes it easy to get to know people. Most of the people there are quirky in one way or another, which often makes for interesting interactions. Even the professors like to joke around with the students. I’ve heard philosophical discussions go into the middle of the night that quickly transition to a discussion on how to make the best popcorn or a debate over the best Beatles’ song. But Reed isn’t all about play. Jokes with your peers are offset by the heavy workload, but that naturally comes with being a Reedie. Classes can get monotonous and stressful, especially when a 1500-word paper is due on the same day as a lab report or when you have to read over a hundred pages of a text preaching values you don’t necessarily agree with.

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    • Maya from Charlotte, VT
    • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

      Tightly-knit student body with endless campus activities. The school is right in Portland, OR so off-campus events are easy to find as well.

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