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Reed College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 39 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

52% Women
48% Men


Total Varsity Sports


Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Basketball - - Yes Yes
Fencing - - - Yes
Football - - Yes -
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes Yes
Soccer - - Yes Yes
Softball - - Yes -
Squash - - Yes Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5.2%
Black/non-Hispanic 1.6%
Hispanic 10.6%
Non-resident alien 7.2%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 8.0%
Two or more races 7.8%
White/non-Hispanic 59.4%
Percent of students with disability 6%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Student Film Society
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 1
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 7
Property Crime 15

Notable Alumni

  • Barbara Ehrenreich '63, best-selling author of "Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America"
  • Gary Snyder '51, beat poet
  • Larry Sanger '91, co-founder of Wikipedia
  • Kenneth Koe '45, inventor of Zoloft
  • Roger Hobbs '11, author of the New York Times bestseller "Ghostman"
  • Emilio Pucci '37, fashion designer
  • Suzan DelBene '83, US Representative from Washington State
  • Arwen Dave '89, design engineer for NASA's International Space Station
  • Kali Borkoski '10, manager of SCOTUSblog
  • Nancy Farmer '63, author of 3 Newberry Honor Books and winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Alex from Denver, CO
  • 4
  • There are a few dorms that are uglier and older than others (avoid Foster, Scholz, MacNaughton, if possible), but the dorms generally have a strong sense of community. Tir Na…

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  • Molly
  • 5
  • Dorm life is great. I loved living in the dorms, and many people live on campus all four years. The community is wonderful and a lot of fun-- which can…

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  • Anonymous
  • 4
  • The dorms are generally extremely comfortable. Most of them have fireplaces at least in the common rooms, if not in the actual rooms. There are many very active and interesting…

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  • Hannah from Lafayette, LA
  • 5
  • They have many options for dorms, from eclectic themed dorms (including Circus and MadSci this year), to the quiet all girls floor, there is an option for everyone.…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Michelle from Portland, OR
  • I am a current student here

    I like the food, as all college food does, it can feel monotonous especially if you can only eat dinner during late-night (because they serve fewer options), but I enjoy the variety of food, including options for to-go food.

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  • 3
  • Crystal from Inglewood, CA
  • I am a current student here

    The for isn't that great. There are a lot of surrounding restaurants and food trucks off campus that are pretty good, though

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  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    Commons can be repetitive sometimes, but compared to most college food it's practically gourmet!

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  • 4
  • Molly
  • I am a current student here

    The on-campus food is pretty good, but not 5-star.

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  • 4
  • Alex from Denver, CO
  • I am a current student here

    I have been told by many transfer students that Reed has some of the best college food. But like all dorm food, the meals get old and bland. One amazing thing about Bon Appétit, Reed's food service, is that they use all local, organic foods. The meals are always balanced and healthy and there are always options for vegetarians and vegans.

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  • 5
  • Hannah from Lafayette, LA
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The Caf is wonderful, offering about 5 options of cooked meals a day (always including a vegan option), and then multitudes of snacks, it is a rare occasion where school food is delicious.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life