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Most Helpful Review for Reed College
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  • 33 out of 33 people found this review helpful

Since most of the classes I’m taking are introductory classes—this is the case for most freshmen—I don’t get to delve as deep as I’d like to into certain subject matters until succeeding years. The other downside is that academics here focus more on theory than on practicality. For example, in math classes the professors emphasize proofs for why the equation is the way it is rather than applying that equation to real life situations. In spite of this, however, the courses cover enough topics that there’s bound to be something that catches my interest. The humanities class, for example, which...

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  • Michelle from Portland, OR
  • I am a current student here

    I'm glad I went to Reed because I find it challenging but not overwhelming, and don't feel competitiveness over grades. Being in Portland gives it a unique vibe--like an authentic college campus, but with the city at its doorstep. The people here are different but in a good way.

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  • Gillian from Napa, CA
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Reed is a school for free-spirited people with a lot of opinions who aren't afraid to work hard and talk about what they care about.

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  • Amy from Cary, IL
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    This school has such an amazing atmosphere, and it seems like a great place to learn and grow.

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  • Katelyn from Bartlett, IL
  • I am a current student here

    Great college, but not for everyone. A lot of people either make it or break it first semester. You have to take this college seriously or you won't last long.

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

    Reed is a good school, if the school is a good fit for you. There is a horrible social aspect, but a great academic environment. You will have to choose which is more important to you before attending.

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  • Hunter from West Jordan, UT
  • I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    Reed is everything I want in a college. Intellectual, exciting, quirky, and fun. I can tell from readings that Reed will be incredibly difficult, but also very rewarding.

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  • A Reed Student from Portland, OR
  • I am a current student here

    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 with a strong sense of community.

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  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    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 on a first name basis, and all of those things are wonderful. But most of all, Reed is about finding what you want to do and being given the opportunity to pursue it.

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  • Molly
  • I am a current student here

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

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