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Reed College Stats, Info and Facts

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1,411 Students

36% Admitted

  • 1,470 full time
  • 55 part time
  • 646 men full time
  • 710 women full time
  • 3,956 applied
  • 1,531 admitted
  • 347 enrolled

1,447 Undergraduates

$51,850 Tuition/Year

  • 30 Graduates
  • 25 Non-Degree
  • $51,850 in state
  • $300 fees
  • $14,210 room & board
  • $1,050 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Far West Large City
Highest Degree Offered: Master's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: Griffin
School Colors: Reed red
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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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Mission Statement

Reed College is an institution of higher education in the liberal arts devoted to the intrinsic value of intellectual pursuit and governed by the highest standards of scholarly practice, critical thought, and creativity. Its undergraduate program of study, leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts, is demanding and intense and balances breadth of knowledge across the curriculum with depth of knowledge in a particular field of study. The goal of the Reed education is that students learn and demonstrate rigor and independence in their habits of thought, inquiry, and expression.

Reed College
  • Located in Portland, OR
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 1,411 students enrolled
  • 36% admitted
  • $51,850 annual cost to attend
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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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